Cthulhu-GEEKERY: Haae… Ocsuvik Haod!

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Lovecraft’s vision for the elder god was one that would strike terror into mankind. These folks have other ideas…

Once before, it appears, Professor Angell had seen the hellish outlines of the nameless monstrosity, puzzled over the unknown hieroglyphics, and heard the ominous syllables which can be rendered only as ‘Cthulhu’…” … pillar.

 

Hieroglyphics had covered the walls and pillars, and from some undetermined point below had come a voice that was not a voice; a chaotic sensation which only fancy could transmute into sound, but which he attempted to render by the almost unpronounceable jumble of letters“Cthulhu fhtagn.”

c for cthulhu

 

What, in substance, both the Esquimaux wizards and the Louisiana swamp-priests had chanted to their kindred idols was something very like this: the word-divisions being guessed at from traditional breaks in the phrase as chanted aloud: Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Dthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”

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This was that cult, and the prisoners said it had always existed and always would exist, hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R’lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway. Some day he would call, when the stars were ready…

cthulu ski mask

 

That’s not dead . . . which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die!

  • drpigweiner

    A is for Azathoth. N is for Nyarlathotep.

    I have whirl’d with the earth at the dawning,
    When the sky was a vaporous flame;
    I have seen the dark universe yawning,
    Where the black planets roll without aim;
    Where they roll in their horror unheeded, without knowledge or lustre or name.

  • C is for Cthulu is decent, quality book that of course my son has destroyed (it was one of his favorites and about a month ago he realize he could peel the front cover off it)

  • euansmith

    “That is not dead which can eternal lie… Beautiful plumage…”

    • steelmage99

      It must be pining for the fjords.