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  Cthulhu Mythos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cthulhu Mythos is the term coined by the writer August Derleth to describe the shared elements, characters, settings, and themes in the works of H.
For example, although Smith might mention "Kthulhut" (Cthulhu) in one of his Hyperborean tales, this does not mean that Cthulhu is part of the Hyperborean cycle.
Cthulhu Fhtagn!”, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, 1st ed., Random House.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cthulhu_Mythos   (2267 words)

 Cthulhu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the cycle of stories written by Lovecraft, his protégés, and his literary successors bear the label "Cthulhu Mythos" (a term invented by August Derleth and never used by Lovecraft), Cthulhu is arguably one of the least terrible creatures in the pantheon.
Cthulhu is a Great Old One and is by far the most prominent member of the group.
Cthulhu is sometimes regarded as "evil", but this is not how he is depicted in "The Call of Cthulhu" and other works.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cthulhu   (1925 words)

 Cthulhu mythos: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the cthulhu mythos, shudde mell is said to be pre-eminent among the chthonians and apparently the largest and most evil of his kind....
Yig, a minor deity of the cthulhu mythos known as the father of serpents was long known as bad medicine, and quietly placated, by native americans....
In the fictional cthulhu mythos, the star-spawn of cthulhu are a race of beings that were determined to be the pre-human spawn to great cthulhu....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ct/cthulhu_mythos.htm   (5507 words)

 Cthulhu Mythos
Cthulhu Mythos is a generic name, coined by the writer August Derleth, for a particular type of horror story by the writer H.
The high priest of the Old Ones, Cthulhu, remains on earth in the sunken city of R'lyeh, beneath the Pacific Ocean, in a death-like sleep, until the day when the stars are right again, and he can awaken.
The Cthulhu mythos was first described explicitly in the story "The Call of Cthulhu".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ou/Outer_God.html   (638 words)

 Cthulhu Mythos - CthulhuWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cthulhu mythos is the term coined by the writer August Derleth to describe the shared themes, characters, and elements in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, his protegés, and writers influenced by him.
Cthulhu is regarded as the priest of the gods, while Dagon appears to be his subordinate.
Mosig argues that Cthulhu "is perhaps one of the weakest and least important of the main entities [in the mythos]—save for his immediacy".
www.yog-sothoth.com /wiki/index.php/Cthulhu_Mythos   (3839 words)

 Chaosmagic.Com :: The Cthulhu Mythos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Cthulhu Mythos takes its name from the high priest of an intergalactic race of beings who are imprisoned (for the lack of a better term) in their sunken city beneath the waves of the southern oceans.
Cthulhu needs to maintain this contact with the outside world in order to insure that he, and his kin can use their human acolytes to release them “when the stars are right” from their sea-floor prison.
Cthulhu, according to mythos literature, is actively engaged in the process of reaching out to humanity in order to maintain a base of worshippers.
www.chaosmagic.com /archives/cthulhu/the-cthulhu-mythos.shtml   (4015 words)

Cthulhu is a large green being which resembles a human with the head of a squid, huge bat-wings, and long talons (true, that doesn't really resemble a human, but bear with me here).
Cthulhu is dead but not truly dead, as he and his fellow inhabitants of R'lyeh sleep the aeons away.
(Cthulhu is generally thought of as a "he" for some reason.) From time to time R'lyeh comes to the surface, and Cthulhu's dreams influence sensitive individuals across the globe to depict his image, slay, and found cults dedicated to him.
www.necfiles.org /part1.htm   (3333 words)

The Cthulhu Mythos was not planned, but grew organically out of Lovecraft's writing over time, passing through various phases of development, gradually moving from the Dreamlands stories to the more 'fantasy' stories of the Mythos to the more science-fictional explorations of alien cultures of the later Mythos stories.
The central concept of the Cthulhu Mythos is the insignificance of humanity and the dependence of human rationality and confidence in a lack of understanding of that fact.
Whether magical or technological, the powers of the mythos are damaging to human sanity because it exposes how human rationality is the result of ignorance rather than knowledge, and exposes the insignificance of humanity and the environment in which we flourish in the cosmic scheme of things.
www.maison-otaku.net /~rhea/Cthulhu/Cthulhu.html   (13023 words)

 Cthulwho: The Cthulhu Mythos in Doctor Who
There's Cthulhu, who we met in Haiti, if you recall, and the Gods of Ragnarok, who Ace will tell you about if you ask her nicely, and Nyarlathotep, who I sincerely hope never to encounter.
The Cthulhu mythos, named after its most famous representative, is the "world" of a collection of stories centred by the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, dating from the nineteen-twenties and thirties.
The Cthulhu mythos is an excellent place to extend your reading, and Lovecraft's entire body of work has the distinction of being still in print, mostly due to the efforts of Arkham House.
www.tabula-rasa.info /DoctorWho/Cthulwho.html   (1450 words)

 Call of Cthulhu
The term "Cthulhu Mythos" is used to describe the vast, mysterious world of gruesome creatures, sinister locations, and terrifying ancient civilizations in which numerous pieces of horror fiction are based.
Encompassing science fiction, fantasy, and all things macabre, the Cthulhu Mythos is a constantly evolving collection of tales delving into every aspect of fear.
Many authors object to using the term "Cthulhu Mythos" since Cthulhu himself isn't the most important creature in the Mythos universe.
www.callofcthulhu.com /mythos/coc_mythos.html   (281 words)

The Official Cthulhu Mythos FAQ was originally part of the alt.horror.cthulhu FAQ (a.h.c.
The Official Cthulhu Mythos FAQ will not discuss the works of H. Lovecraft in depth, as that is done in the alt.horror.cthulhu FAQ and at Donovan Louck's The H.P. Lovecraft Archive.
We also have a timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos in progress.
www.necfiles.org /mythos.htm   (676 words)

 Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about
Cthulhu is a monstrous entity who lies "dead but dreaming" in the city of R'lyeh, a place of non-Euclidean madness presently (and mercifully) sunken below the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Cthulhu is the high priest of the Great Old Ones, unnatural alien beings who ruled the Earth before humanity formed, worshipped as gods by some misguided people.
Cthulhu is a "Great Old One" but he is of a race called, for lack of a better name, the "Spawn of Cthulhu").
marathon.bungie.org /story/cthulhu.html   (1228 words)

I have compiled some of my notes made during the last 5 years of running this campaign, which may provide some useful insights for Keepers planning on running my adventures, or using the setting to create their own.
Notes detailing the condition of several of the more established locations in the Cthulhu Mythos, in the year Cthulhu Rising is set: 2271.
In the world of Cthulhu Rising though, there is a better chance that humanity will survive in some fashion, somewhere out there amongst the stars...
www.ragingtrifle.com /cthulhu_rising/mythos.php   (262 words)

 Campus Crusade for Cthulhu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We are sponsored by the ancient Cthulhu Cult, which predates all history.
That is why we worship Cthulhu, why you cannot afford not to.
The history of our club is a strange and wonderous one; early on in this century the ever growing Cthulhu Cult founded the Campus Crusade at Miskatonic University, the hallowed center of learning located among the misty hills of Arkham, MA.
www.locksley.com /cthulhu/index2.htm   (889 words)

 Cthulhu Mythos Timeline
Cthulhu and his kin arrive from the star Xoth, and settle on the newly-risen landmasses.
Cthulhu is permitted to keep his current surface territories, and the Elder Things keep the rest of the planet.
("Timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos," Appel; "The Inhabitant of the Lake," Campbell)
www.dracandros.com /Jebgarg/Nidoking/cthuchrono.htm   (18323 words)

 The Cthulhu Mythos: An Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography identifies the stories that are indexed in Cthulhu Mythos: A Guide, in the editions that were used for indexing.
For our current purposes, a Mythos story is simply any work that shares some amount of fictional background lore with Lovecraft's primary writings.
There are several submythos or story clusters that have a life of their own: Bloch's Egyptian Mythos and Howard's Hyborian Age stories, for example.
www.baharna.com /cmythos/cthabib.htm   (754 words)

 Call of Cthulhu
Read more about Cthulhu, the elder gods, and the background behind the game.
This forum is for the discussion of the Cthulhu universe.
VGGEN.com has posted their review of Call of Cthulhu, saying, "...the reason it's so effective is that it affects the player directly; when he hears things, you hear things, and you question what you're really hearing and what you just thinks you're hearing." Midland Daily News has also posted a review.
www.callofcthulhu.com   (250 words)

 Cthulhu, Where are you?: The Mythos CCG Expansion Set
Cthulhu, Where are you?: The Mythos CCG Expansion Set
What would it be like to mix the 'Scooby-Doo Mythos' and the 'Cthulhu Mythos'.
This project was greatly influenced by the work of Erik Foisy and John Burridge on their WH Pugmire set (which sadly doesn't seem to exist on the web anymore).
www.inzenity.com /sdmythos/scoobydoo.htm   (503 words)

 Cthulhu WebRing (Fans Of H.P. Lovecraft)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cthulhu Coffee, where mortals and Ancient Ones alike await their java.
This is a serious Lovecraft site focusing on his merit as a literary figure and does not advocate the belief of or the existence of any part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Triad is a small publishing house that produces licensed scenario booklets for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game, as well as anthologies of horror fiction, and even T shirts.
v.webring.com /hub?ring=cthulhu   (1943 words)

 Clark Ashton Smith: connections to the Cthulhu Mythos
The Cthulhu Mythos is a name given to the collected works, both prose and poetry, about a set of alien beings, invented by H. Lovecraft, his friends, and his admirers.
In the world of the Cthulhu Mythos, alien beings known to us only as as the Great Old Ones came to this planet eons ago and ruled.
The Cthulhu Mythos stories chronicle the adventures of such unfortunates, frequently in as high-blown a style as that used in the latter sentences of this paragraph.
www.oceanstar.com /cas/cjetext.htm   (3017 words)

 Chaosium.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The dark young of Shub-Niggurath infest the boundless forests, mi-go guard mountain passes, ghouls and miri-nigri haunt forgotten burial grounds, and deep ones plague coastal settlements.
CTHULHU DARK AGES is a complete roleplaying game, using the intuitive and flexible Basic Roleplaying System used and developed by Chaosium for many years and is also used in our Call of Cthulhu game.
CTHULHU DARK AGES presents the era of the Dark Ages (c.
www.chaosium.com /catalog/product_info.php?cPath=41&products_id=134   (359 words)

The Cthulhu Mythos Listings: There are numerous publications coming out all the time dealing with the Cthulhu Mythos.
A Chronology of the Cthulhu Mythos: This is a chronological listing of the first publication of those stories which we feel are integral to the Cthulhu Mythos.
The Cthulhu Mythos in Print: We will be listing here the contents of items dealing with the Cthulhu Mythos that are currently in print, or to be published in the "near" future, as we learn of them.
www.epberglund.com /RGttCM/contents.htm   (605 words)

Occultists, followers of chaos, and those who follow the Left Hand Path are welcome to share in the fl sorcerous ecstasy and terror of Cthulhu One's dark and heavy atmosphere.
Mythos artist of note, Taylor, will be showing his work.
Mythos films will be screened, including "The Lovecraft Syndrome" and many others.
www.darkmusicdomain.com /cthulhu.html   (444 words)

 My Cthulhu Mythos Page
I was introduced to H. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos during Christmas break during my junior year in high school.
These are the Cthulhu Mythos books that I have.
Cthulhu Mythos Discussion Forum by clicking on the previous link or on the image below.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Realm/4875/cthulhu.htm   (241 words)

 Amazon.com: Cthulhu's Heirs: New Cthulhu Mythos Fiction: Books: Chaosium,Burnham,Scott D. Aniolowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you follow his branch of the Mythos, this is an important story, although you can also get it in COLD PRINT.
This is volume 4 from Chaosium's series of Cthulhu Mythos fiction.
The Cthulhu Mythos was created by H.P. Lovecraft in a series of short stories published in the 1920's and 30's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1568820135?v=glance   (957 words)

 Cthulhu 1
April 30th, May Eve at the stroke of midnight, the Cult of Cthulhu was officially born using fl magic.
The next convention: Cthulhu Two will be held in somewhere in Madison, WI on Friday April 27th to Sunday April 29th 2007.
As the celebrants whispered the well-known phrase, "Ia Ia Cthulhu Fataghn" throughout the ceremony, I spoke the words from the Cthulhu Cult's Grimoir, Flesh Stealing Shadows: Prophecies of Terror.
www.cultofcthulhu.net /convention_page.htm   (1036 words)

 READER'S GUIDE TO THE CTHULHU MYTHOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos-at-large.
And behold, the prophecy seems fulfilled, for Cthulhu lives on; in the continued and growing recognition of Lovecraft's work, and in the creations of a new generation of writers inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos.
you are more or less the informal and unofficial custodial historian and bibliographer of the Mythos, in lieu of anyone else,...
www.epberglund.com /RGttCM   (192 words)

 The Cthulhu Mythos: A Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Including H.P. Lovecraft's History of the Necronomicon and all known Necronomicon quotations from the first generation of Mythos authors.
Works by the first generation writers, with lists of the Mythos terms referenced in each story.
This work is for the complete "Mythos" addict, and that still more blighted specimen, the "Mythos" scholar.
baharna.com /cmythos/mythos.htm   (159 words)

 Propping Up the Mythos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether they are for Keepers to use as props in Call of Cthulhu or Cthulhu Live roleplaying games, or simply for the personal enjoyment of Lovecraft fans, these directions should help anyone who is interested to jump right in.
Not sure what the Cthulhu Mythos is? Please go here to learn more about it.
Call of Cthulhu and Cthulhu Live are trademarks of Chaosium
www.miskatonic.net /pickman/mythos   (228 words)

 Shoggoth.net: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for the PC ships to North American retailers this week and will be available in stores Friday, April 28.
It includes a short history, description of the pieces (along with a few photographs), and links to the website where they may be purchased.
The Traditional Cthulhu Approximately 4 3/4” W x 6 H” and is between 2 ½ to 3/1/2 lbs.
www.shoggoth.net   (571 words)

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