Industrial and thirsty for profit, glukkons were once close friends with the mudokons as they too were spiritually oriented. But, when the moon appeared, it's face resembled a mudokon palm. Hence, the mudokons called it the Mudokon Moon as it was a sign from their gods that they were the chosen race. The mudokon's self-claimed supremecy angered the glukkons, and as a result, they gave up their spiritual heritage. This brought forth the Age of Alchemy where the glukkons refused to look at the Mudokon Moon. As they consumed most of Oddworld's resources, they hired mudokons to work on their various factories. The result of this was the mudokons being downgraded and, later on, enslaved by their superior glukkon bosses. Species-wise, Glukkons are members of the Octigi family, which bare close resemblance to Earth's Octopi.
The five wealth-classes of glukkons are as follows:
Chump (none known)
Wanna-Be (Brewmaster, V.P. Aslik)
Big Cheese (General Dripik, Dir. Phleg, Mullock)