28 Inspirational cthulhu depictions

This inspirational gallery is all about fictional monster called Cthulhu. Usually looking like humanoid with squid tentacles covering the mouth . Wiki says : HP Lovecraft’s initial short story, The Call of Cthulhu, was published in Weird Tales in 1928 and established the character as a malevolent entity trapped in an arctic underwater city called R’lyeh. Described as being “…an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings” and “a mountain walked or stumbled”, the imprisoned Cthulhu is apparently the source of constant anxiety for mankind at a subconscious level, and also the subject of worship by a number of evil cults (located in Arabia, Greenland and Louisana) and other Lovecraftian monsters (called Deep Ones and Mi-Go). The short story asserts the premise that while currently trapped Cthulhu will eventually return, with worshippers often repeating the phrase “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” – “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”The character is a central figure in Lovecraft literature, with the short story The Dunwich Horror (1928) mentioning Cthulhu, while The Whisperer in Darkness (1930) hints at the character’s origins (“I learned whence Cthulhu first came, and why half the great temporary stars of history had flared forth.”). The 1931 novella At the Mountains of Madness refers to the “star-spawn of Cthulhu”, who warred with another race called the Old Ones before the dawn of man. Enjoy our 28 Inspirational cthulhu depictions gallery.

 

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