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The Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos is a shared fictional universe, based on the work of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The term was coined by August Derleth, a contemporary correspondent and protégé of Lovecraft, to identify the settings, tropes, and lore that were employed by Lovecraft
Lovecraft
and his literary successors. The name Cthulhu derives from the central creature in Lovecraft's seminal short story, "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.[1] Richard L. Tierney, a writer who also wrote Mythos tales, later applied the term "Derleth Mythos" to distinguish Lovecraft's works from Derleth's later stories, which modify key tenets of the Mythos.[2][3] Authors of Lovecraftian horror in particular frequently use elements of the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos.[4]:viii-ix

Contents

1 History

1.1 First stage 1.2 Second stage

2 See also 3 Notes 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] In his essay " H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
and the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos", Robert M. Price described two stages in the development of the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos. Price called the first stage the " Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos proper." This stage was formulated during Lovecraft's lifetime and was subject to his guidance. The second stage was guided by August Derleth
August Derleth
who, in addition to publishing Lovecraft's stories after his death, attempted to categorize and expand the Mythos.[5]:8[6]:5 First stage[edit] An ongoing theme in Lovecraft's work is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic horrors that apparently exist in the universe.[citation needed] Lovecraft
Lovecraft
made frequent references to the "Great Old Ones", a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled the Earth and have since fallen into a deathlike sleep.[4]:viii While these monstrous deities have been present in almost all of Lovecraft's published work (his second short story Dagon is considered the start of the mythos), the first story to really expand the pantheon of Great Old Ones and its themes is The Call of Cthulhu, which was published in 1928. Lovecraft
Lovecraft
broke with other pulp writers of the time by having his main characters' minds deteriorate when afforded a glimpse of what exists outside their perceived reality. He emphasized the point by stating in the opening sentence of the story that "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."[7] Writer Dirk W. Mosig
Dirk W. Mosig
notes that Lovecraft
Lovecraft
was a "mechanistic materialist" who embraced the philosophy of cosmic indifference. Lovecraft
Lovecraft
believed in a purposeless, mechanical, and uncaring universe. Human beings, with their limited faculties, can never fully understand this universe, and the cognitive dissonance caused by this revelation leads to insanity, in his view. This perspective made no allowance for religious belief which could not be supported scientifically, with the incomprehensible, cosmic forces of his tales having as little regard for humanity as humans have for insects.[clarification needed][8][9]:22 There have been attempts at categorizing this fictional group of beings. Phillip A. Schreffler argues that by carefully scrutinizing Lovecraft's writings, a workable framework emerges that outlines the entire "pantheon"—from the unreachable "Outer Ones" (e.g. Azathoth, who occupies the centre of the universe) and "Great Old Ones" (e.g. Cthulhu, imprisoned on Earth in the sunken city of R'lyeh) to the lesser castes (the lowly slave shoggoths and the Mi-go).[10] David E. Schultz, however, believes that Lovecraft
Lovecraft
never meant to create a canonical Mythos but rather intended his imaginary pantheon to merely serve as a background element.[11]:46, 54 Lovecraft
Lovecraft
himself humorously referred to his Mythos as "Yog Sothothery" (Dirk W. Mosig coincidentally suggested the term Yog-Sothoth
Yog-Sothoth
Cycle of Myth be substituted for Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos).[12][13] At times, Lovecraft
Lovecraft
even had to remind his readers that his Mythos creations were entirely fictional.[9]:33–34 The view that there was no rigid structure is expounded upon by S. T. Joshi, who said "Lovecraft's imaginary cosmogony was never a static system but rather a sort of aesthetic construct that remained ever adaptable to its creator's developing personality and altering interests. . . . There was never a rigid system that might be posthumously appropriated. . . . The essence of the mythos lies not in a pantheon of imaginary deities nor in a cobwebby collection of forgotten tomes, but rather in a certain convincing cosmic attitude."[14] Price, however, believed that Lovecraft's writings could at least be divided into categories and identified three distinct themes: the "Dunsanian" (written a similar style as Lord Dunsany), "Arkham" (occurring in Lovecraft's fictionalized New England
New England
setting), and "Cthulhu" (the cosmic tales) cycles.[6]:9 Writer Will Murray noted that while Lovecraft
Lovecraft
often used his fictional pantheon in the stories he ghostwrote for other authors, he reserved Arkham
Arkham
and its environs exclusively for those tales he wrote under his own name.[15][ISBN missing] Although the Mythos was not formalized or acknowledged between them, Lovecraft
Lovecraft
did correspond and share story elements with other contemporary writers including Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch, Frank Belknap Long, Henry Kuttner, Henry S. Whitehead, and Fritz Leiber—a group referred to as the "Lovecraft Circle."[16][page needed][17][page needed] For example, Robert E. Howard's character Friedrich Von Junzt reads Lovecraft's Necronomicon
Necronomicon
in the short story "The Children of the Night" (1931), and in turn Lovecraft
Lovecraft
mentions Howard's Unaussprechlichen Kulten in the stories "Out of the Aeons" (1935) and "The Shadow Out of Time" (1936).[6]:6–7 Many of Howard's original unedited Conan stories also involve parts of the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos.[18] Second stage[edit] Price denotes the second stage's commencement with August Derleth. The principal difference between Lovecraft
Lovecraft
and Derleth being Derleth's use of hope and development of the idea that the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
mythos essentially represented a struggle between good and evil.[5]:9 Derleth is credited with creating the "Elder Gods." He stated:

As Lovecraft
Lovecraft
conceived the deities or forces of his mythos, there were, initially, the Elder Gods . . . These Elder Gods were benign deities, representing the forces of good, and existed peacefully . . . very rarely stirring forth to intervene in the unceasing struggle between the powers of evil and the races of Earth. These powers of evil were variously known as the Great Old Ones or the Ancient Ones...[19]

Price believes that the basis for Derleth's system is found in Lovecraft: "Was Derleth's use of the rubric 'Elder Gods' so alien to Lovecraft's in At the Mountains of Madness? Perhaps not. In fact, this very story, along with some hints from "The Shadow over Innsmouth", provides the key to the origin of the 'Derleth Mythos'. For in At the Mountains of Madness is shown the history of a conflict between interstellar races, first among them the Elder Ones and the Cthulhu-spawn.[20] Derleth himself believed that Lovecraft
Lovecraft
wished for other authors to actively write about the Mythos as opposed to it being a discrete plot device within Lovecraft's own stories.[11]:46–7 Derleth expanded the boundaries of the Mythos by including any passing reference to another author's story elements by Lovecraft
Lovecraft
as part of the genre. Just as Lovecraft
Lovecraft
made passing reference to Clark Ashton Smith's Book of Eibon, Derleth in turn added Smith's Ubbo-Sathla to the Mythos.[6]:9–10 Derleth also attempted to connect the deities of the Mythos to the four elements ("air", "earth", "fire", and "water"), creating new beings representative of certain elements in order to legitimize his system of classification. Derleth created "Cthugha" as a sort of fire elemental when a fan, Francis Towner Laney, complained that he had neglected to include the element in his schema. Laney, the editor of The Acolyte, had categorized the Mythos in an essay that first appeared in the Winter 1942 issue of the magazine. Impressed by the glossary, Derleth asked Laney to rewrite it for publication in the Arkham House
Arkham House
collection Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1943).[21] Laney's essay ("The Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos") was later republished in Crypt of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
#32 (1985). In applying the elemental theory to beings that function on a cosmic scale (e.g. Yog-Sothoth) some authors created a fifth element that they termed aethyr.[citation needed]

Derleth's elemental classifications

Air Earth Fire Water

Hastur* Ithaqua* Nyarlathotep Zhar and Lloigor* Cyäegha Nyogtha Shub-Niggurath Tsathoggua Aphoom-Zhah Cthugha* Cthulhu Dagon Ghatanothoa Mother Hydra Zoth-Ommog

* Deity
Deity
created by Derleth.

See also[edit]

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos anthology Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos biographies Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos deities Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos in popular culture Elements of the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Weird fiction

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

^ Lovecraft, H.P. (2005). Tales (2nd ed.). New York: Library of America. ISBN 1931082723. Retrieved December 6, 2017.  ^ Price, Robert M. (November 1982). " Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Elsewhere in Lovecraft". Crypt of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(9). Retrieved 5 July 2017.  ^ Schweitzer, Darrell (2001). Discovering H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(Revised ed.). Holicong, Pennsylvania: Wildside Press. p. 52. ISBN 9781587154713.  ^ a b Harms, Daniel (1998). The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (2nd ed.). Oakland, California: Chaosium, Inc. ISBN 9781568821191.  ^ a b Lovecraft, H. P.; Bloch, Robert (1987). The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (1st ed.). New York: Ballantine Pub. Group. ISBN 0345350804.  ^ a b c d Price, Robert M. (1990). H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
and the Cthulhu Mythos. Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House. ISBN 1557421528.  ^ Lovecraft, H. P. (2014). The Call of Cuthulhu. Lanham: Start Publishing LLC. ISBN 1609772695.  ^ Mosig, Yozan Dirk W. "Lovecraft: The Dissonance Factor in imaginary Literature" (1979). ^ a b Mariconda, Steven J. (1995). On the Emergence of "Cthulhu" & Other Observations. West Warwick, Rhode Island: Necronomicon
Necronomicon
Press. ISBN 9780940884816.  ^ Shreffler, Philip A. (1977). The H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 156–57. ISBN 9780837194820.  ^ a b Connors, Scott (2002). A Century Less a Dream: Selected Criticism on H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(1st ed.). Holikong, Pennsylvania: Wildside Press. ISBN 9781587152153.  ^ Mosig, Yōzan Dirk W. (1997). Mosig at Last: A Psychologist looks at H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(1st ed.). West Warwick, Rhode Island: Necronomicon Press. p. 28. ISBN 9780940884908.  ^ "Yog-Sothothery". Timpratt.org. Retrieved 28 November 2012.  ^ Joshi, S.T. (1995). Miscellaneous Writings (1st ed.). Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House
Arkham House
Publishers. pp. 165–66. ISBN 9780870541681.  ^ Van Hise, James (1999). The Fantastic Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(1st ed.). Yucca Valley, California: James Van Hise. pp. 105–07.  ^ Joshi, S. T. (1980). H.P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780821405772.  ^ Schweitzer, Darrell (1996). Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction: Essays on the Antecedents of Fantastic Literature. Gillette, New Jersey: Wildside Press. ISBN 9781587150043.  ^ Howard, Robert E.; Schultz, Mark (2003). The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (1st ed.). New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books. p. 436. ISBN 0345461517.  ^ Derleth, August (1997). The Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. vii. ISBN 0760702535.  ^ "Lovecraft-Derleth Connection". Crypt-of-cthulhu.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2012-11-28.  ^ Robert M. Price, "Editorial Shards", Crypt of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
#32, p. 2.)

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Bloch, Robert (1978). Strange Eons. Whispers Press. ISBN 0918372291.  Burleson, Donald R. (1979). "The Lovecraft
Lovecraft
Mythos". In Frank N. Magill. Survey of Science Fiction Literature. Vol. 3. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press. pp. 1284–8. ISBN 978-0-89356-197-0.  Jens, Tina, ed. (1999). Cthulhu
Cthulhu
and the Coeds: Kids and Squids. Chicago, Illinois: Twilight Tales.  Joshi, S. T. (1982). H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(1st ed.). Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House. ISBN 978-0-916732-36-3.  Lovecraft, Howard P. (1999) [1928]. "The Call of Cthulhu". In S. T. Joshi. The Call of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
and Other Weird Stories. London, UK; New York, NY: Penguin Books. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14.  Price, Robert M. (1996). "Introduction". In Robert M. Price. The New Lovecraft
Lovecraft
Circle. New York, NY: Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-345-44406-6.  Price, Robert M. (1991). "Lovecraft's 'Artificial Mythology'". In David E. Schultz; S. T. Joshi. An Epicure in the Terrible: a centennial anthology of essays in honor of H. P. Lovecraft. Rutherford, NJ and Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Associated University Presses. ISBN 978-0-8386-3415-8.  Turner, James (1998). "Iä! Iä! Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Fhtagn!". Tales of the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos (1st ed.). Random House. ISBN 978-0-345-42204-0.  Thomas, Frank Walter (2005). Watchers of the Light (1st printing ed.). Lake Forest Park, WA: Lake Forest Park Books. ISBN 978-0-9774464-0-7.  August, Derleth (Lammas 1996) [1937]. "H. P. Lovecraft—Outsider". Crypt of Cthulhu. 15 (3).  Check date values in: date= (help) Robert M. Price, West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon
Necronomicon
Press. Original publication: Derleth (June 1937). "H. P. Lovecraft—Outsider". River. 1 (3).  Dziemianowicz, Stefan (Eastertide 1992). "Divers Hands". Crypt of Cthulhu. 11 (2).  Check date values in: date= (help) Robert M. Price, West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon
Necronomicon
Press. Dziemianowicz, Stefan. "The Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos: Chronicle of a Controversy". In The Lovecraft
Lovecraft
Society of New England
New England
(ed) Necronomicon: The Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Convention 1993 (convention book). Boston, MA: NecronomiCon, 1993, pp. 25–31 Carter, Lin (1972). Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-02427-3. 

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Mythos

Mythos writers

H. P. Lovecraft Robert Bloch Clark Ashton Smith August Derleth Fritz Leiber Stephen King

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos deities

Azathoth Cthugha Cthulhu Cyäegha Ghatanothoa Hastur Hypnos Ithaqua Nodens Nyarlathotep Shub-Niggurath Tsathoggua Yog-Sothoth

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos species

Byakhee Chthonians Colour out of space Deep Ones Dholes Elder Things Fire vampires Flying polyps Gnophkeh Great Race of Yith Hounds of Tindalos Hunting Horrors Shan Lloigor Many-angled ones Master of the Monolith Men of Leng Mi-go Moon-beasts Nightgaunts Serpent Men Shantaks Shoggoth Star vampire Tcho-Tcho Voormis Yugg

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Works

List of novels, short stories, essays, and other works Dream Cycle

Locations

Arkham Dunwich Innsmouth Kingsport Miskatonic University Miskatonic River Lovecraft
Lovecraft
Country R'lyeh Celephaïs Sarkomand The Nameless City Yuggoth

Characters

Abdul Alhazred Robert Harrison Blake Randolph Carter Kuranes Herbert West

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos deities

Azathoth Cthulhu Ghatanothoa Hypnos Nodens Nyarlathotep Shub-Niggurath Tsathoggua Yog-Sothoth

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos species

Byakhee Colour out of space Deep Ones Dholes Elder Things Flying polyps Great Race of Yith Hounds of Tindalos Hunting Horrors Men of Leng Mi-Go Moon-beasts Nightgaunts Serpent Men Shantaks Shoggoth

Books about Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft: A Life H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life An H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
Encyclopedia Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside Lovecraft: A Biography Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Lurker in the Lobby: The Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft

Legacy and influence

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos in popular culture Lovecraftian horror Cosmicism Weird fiction

Related

Extraterrestrial places in the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Books in the Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos cults H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
Historical Society Necronomicon Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (documentary) Kalem Club

Family

Sonia Greene (wife) Whipple Van Buren Phillips (grandfather)

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Works by H. P. Lovecraft

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos Dream Cycle

Novellas

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Whisperer in Darkness At the Mountains of Madness The Shadow over Innsmouth The Shadow Out of Time

Short stories

"The Beast in the Cave" "The Alchemist" "The Tomb" "Dagon" "A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson" "Polaris" "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" "Memory" "Old Bugs" "The Transition of Juan Romero" "The White Ship" "The Street" "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" "The Statement of Randolph Carter" "The Terrible Old Man" "The Tree" "The Cats of Ulthar" "The Temple" "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" "Celephaïs" "From Beyond" "Nyarlathotep" "The Picture in the House" "Ex Oblivione" "Sweet Ermengarde" "The Nameless City" "The Quest of Iranon" "The Moon-Bog" "The Outsider" "The Other Gods" "The Music of Erich Zann" "Herbert West–Reanimator" "Hypnos" "What the Moon Brings" "Azathoth" "The Hound" "The Lurking Fear" "The Rats in the Walls" "The Unnamable" "The Festival" "The Shunned House" "The Horror at Red Hook" "He" "In the Vault" "Cool Air" "The Call of Cthulhu" "Pickman's Model" "The Silver Key" "The Strange High House in the Mist" "The Colour Out of Space" "The Descendant" "History of the Necronomicon" "The Very Old Folk" "Ibid" "The Dunwich Horror" "The Dreams in the Witch House" "The Thing on the Doorstep" "The Evil Clergyman" "The Book" "The Haunter of the Dark"

Collaborations

"The Green Meadow" "The Loved Dead" "The Crawling Chaos" "The Horror at Martin's Beach" "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" "The Curse of Yig" "The Mound" "Medusa's Coil" "The Horror in the Museum" "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" "Out of the Aeons" "The Tree on the Hill" "Till A’the Seas" "In the Walls of Eryx" "The Thing in the Moonlight"

Poetry

Fungi from Yuggoth

Essays

"Supernatural Horror in Literature" To Quebec and the Stars The Cancer of Superstition Autobiography: Some Notes on a Nonentity

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H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow over Innsmouth
Innsmouth
(1931)

Film

Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2000) Dagon (2001) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2007) Innsmouth
Innsmouth
(2015)

Other media

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Shadow over Innsmouth

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H. P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" (1926)

Film

The Call of Cthulhu

Audio

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Call of Cthulhu

Games

Call of Cthulhu The Card Game Dark Corners of the Earth Beyond the Mountains of Madness Destiny's End The Wasted Land The Official Video Game

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Mythos Cthulhu
Cthulhu
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Cthulhu
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H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness
(1931)

Characters

Elder Thing Shoggoth

Adaptations

The Mountains of Madness Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: At the Mountains of Madness

Sequel works

Prisoner of Ice A Colder War

Related

At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness
and Other Novels Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales
Weird Tales
of H. P. Lovecraft: Commemorative Edition

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Media based on H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
works

Films

The Haunted Palace (1963) Die, Monster, Die!
Die, Monster, Die!
(1965) The Shuttered Room
The Shuttered Room
(1967) The Dunwich Horror
The Dunwich Horror
(1970) Re-Animator
Re-Animator
(1985) From Beyond (1986) The Curse (1987) The Unnamable (1988) Dark Heritage
Dark Heritage
(1989) Bride of Re-Animator
Re-Animator
(1990) Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) The Resurrected
The Resurrected
(1992) The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993) In the Mouth of Madness
In the Mouth of Madness
(1994) Necronomicon
Necronomicon
(1994) The Lurking Fear (1994) Witch Hunt (1994) Castle Freak
Castle Freak
(1995) Bleeders (1997) Out of Mind: The Stories of H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
(1998) Cool Air
Cool Air
(1999) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2000) Dagon (2001) Beyond Re-Animator
Re-Animator
(2003) The Call of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2005) H. P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House
H. P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House
(2005) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2007) The Tomb (2007) Chill (2007) In Search of Lovecraft
Lovecraft
(2008) The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2009) The Whisperer in Darkness (2011) Innsmouth
Innsmouth
(2011) Call Girl of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2014)

Role-playing games

Call of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(1981) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Live (1997) Delta Green
Delta Green
(1997) Trail of Cthulhu
Cthulhu
(2008) CthulhuTech (2008) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Britannica (2009)

Card games

Mythos (1996) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
500 (2004) Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game (2004) Elder Sign (2011) Arkham
Arkham
Horror: The Card Game (2016)

Board games

Arkham
Arkham
Horror (1987, 2005) Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Dice (2010) Mansions of Madness (2011) Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror
(2013)

Video games

Alone in the Dark (1992) Shadow of the Comet
Shadow of the Comet
(1993) Necronomicon
Necronomicon
(1994) Alone in the Dark 3
Alone in the Dark 3
(1995) Prisoner of Ice (1995) Innsmouth
Innsmouth
no Yakata (1995) Anchorhead
Anchorhead
(1998) Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness (2001) Eternal Darkness
Eternal Darkness
(2002) Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (2005) Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (2006) Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (2012) Eldritch (2013) Bloodborne
Bloodborne
(2015) Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon
(2016) Sundered
Sundered
(2017) Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game (2018)

Other

Neil Gaiman's Only the End of the World Again (2000) Alan Moore's The Courtyard
Alan Moore's The Courtyard
(2003) Unspeakable Vault (of Doom)
Unspeakable Vault (of Doom)
(2003–present) Alan Moore's Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths (2003) Move Under Ground (2004) Dark Adventure Radio Theatre (2006–2015) Demonbane (2006) Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
(2009–2014) Neonomicon
Neonomicon
(2010) Re-Animator: The Musical (2011) Providence (2015-2017)

See also: Cthulhu
Cthulhu
Mythos in pop

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