Cthulhu Mythos

Entertainment / Literature / Cthulhu Mythos: (also spelled Cthulu and Kutulu, pronounced various ways) Strongly influential in pulp science fiction and early twentieth-century horror stories, the Cthulhu mythos revolves around a pantheon of malign alien beings worshipped as gods by half-breed cultists. These aliens were invented and popularized by pulp fiction horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The name Cthulhu comes from Lovecraft's 1928 short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu,' which introduces the creature Cthulhu as a gigantic, bat-winged, tentacled, green monstrosity who once ruled planet earth in prehistoric times. Currently in a death-like state of hibernation, it now awaits an opportunity to rise from the underwater city of r'lyeh and plunge the earth once more into darkness and terror. August Derleth later coined the term 'Cthulhu mythos' to describe collectively the settings, themes, and alien beings first imagined by Lovecraft but later adapted by pulp fiction authors like Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, and Brian Lumley.

Cthulhu Mythos

Entertainment / Literature / Cthulhu Mythos: (also spelled Cthulu and Kutulu, pronounced various ways) Strongly influential in pulp science fiction and early twentieth-century horror stories, the Cthulhu mythos revolves around a pantheon of mali MORE

Mythos

Entertainment / Literature / Mythos: (1) Approaching the world through poetic narrative and traditional ritual rather than rational or logical thought. (2) The collected myths of a specific culture in a general sense rather than in refer MORE

Science Fiction

Entertainment / Literature / Science Fiction: Literature in which speculative technology, time travel, alien races, intelligent robots, gene-engineering, space travel, experimental medicine, psionic abilities, dimensional portals, or altered scie MORE

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