A Brief History of Ostrogoths
So a little history lesson: In the fifth century A.D., the Arian tribes (the ones that the Nazis loved so much) split into two groups, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths. The Visigoths had some good luck sacking Rome for awhile, but then they got defeated by Moors, and then they reached the depths of suckage sometime in the eighth century when they founded a kingdom in northern Spain and named it Asterios. So fuck those guys.
Now the Ostrogoths were cooler. They were constantly battling Rome also, and served under my own friendly ancestor Attila the Hun before rebelling and overthrowing his descendants. Their kingdom extended over all of Italy and into Bavaria, and they didn't give it a stupid name like Asterios. They were eventually overthrown in turn by the Byzantines, but weakened them enough in the process that the Byzantines were overthrown by Germanic tribes only a couple of years later.
So now the Ostrogs were out of power but sitting pretty in Germanized Bavaria, able to start fooling around with the weird Pythagorean mysticism that they'd picked up in their conquest of Rome and cook up a bunch of weird religious ideas. Centuries passed, and soon enough their Pythagorean Goth descendants were figuring heavily in the creation of Bavarian Illuminism, including such notables as J. W. von Goethe, J. Gothfried Herder, and the duke of Gotha. When the initial membership rolls were made public following the Secular Edict of 1785 and the outlawing of Illuminism, it became very clear that your chances of getting into the club had been much, much higher if you had "Goth" somewhere in your name.
So even within the Illuminati there was a super-group of racially pure Arian Ostrogoths, descended from the conquerors of Rome and carrying the mystery tradition of the Pythagoreans forward to become the Illuminism of the eighteenth century. The Pythagorean Illuminated Ostrogoth, or Py-Ill-Ostrog as he came to be known, was the Ubermensch of his age.
Forced underground after the Edict, they continued pulling the strings of international politics and finance in the early twentieth century, grouped into many-tentacled, many-eyed "Stroggoth" formations that Lovecraft would reference when he invented his monsters of similar name. Their political "Pyllstrogg" arms were instrumental in bringing about WWI, setting the stage in Germany for their attempt twenty years later to create the perfect form of government under their Stroggoth/Oktopustika banner and the Ultramensch Piltogg.