World of Horror: The call of Cthulhu

Nicholas Rossis introduced me to the Cthulhu with the pictures of his growing fetus’ picture introducing the ultrasound of his daughter’s arrival in the future. This is a great explanation of what a Cthulhu is, insofar as I know!!

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Cthulhu is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos. He is described as an ancient entity of immense power that manipulates the minds of human beings from his sunken island of R’lyeh. He first appears in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”, but remains a recurring presence and force throughout the stories in the titular mythos.


The most detailed descriptions of Cthulhu in “The Call of Cthulhu” are based on statues of the creature. One, constructed by an artist after a series of baleful dreams, is said to have

“ …Yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings.”

“ …[Another, recovered by police from a raid on a murderous cult,] represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking…

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