History Characters / CthulhuMythos

24th Dec '17 8:51:58 PM SinNanna
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* MouthOfSauron: His official role as Herald of the Outer Gods.
22nd Dec '17 11:25:49 AM trumpetmarietta
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In Arabic, ''Abdul Alhazred'' makes no sense. Others have attempted to correct this, by saying that this is a corruption of the original name. Which is TruthInTelevision, since many ancient Arabic writers or works are better known by their bastardized names. Specifically, it is often said to be a corruption of ''Abd al-Azrad'', a name -- or, more likely, a title or pseudonym -- [[MeaningfulName best translated as]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "servant of the Great Devourer."]]
* AllThereInTheManual: "The History of the Necronomicon" provides a short essay on the life of Alhazred, and the publication history of his infamous work.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In Arabic, ''Abdul Alhazred'' makes no sense. Others have attempted to correct this, by saying that this is a corruption of the original name. Which is TruthInTelevision, since many ancient Arabic writers or works are better known by their bastardized names. Specifically, it is often said to be a corruption of ''Abd al-Azrad'', a name -- or, name—or, more likely, a title or pseudonym -- [[MeaningfulName pseudonym—[[MeaningfulName best translated as]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "servant of the Great Devourer."]]
* AllThereInTheManual: "The History of the Necronomicon" ''Necronomicon''" provides a short essay on the life of Alhazred, and the publication history of his infamous work.



* MadArtist: Was a poet before (and likely after, given how several fragments of the Necronomicon read) encountering the Mythos.
* MadOracle: Being the author of the Necronomicon also means being this.
* ShoutOut: After Cthulhu and the Necronomicon, "The Mad Arab" is one of the most referenced elements in non-Mythos works.
* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Many of Lovecraft's friends created their own unspeakable tomes in homage to Lovecraft's Necronomicon. Like Abdul, the fictional writers of these books meet dark ends.

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* MadArtist: Was a poet before (and likely after, given how several fragments of the Necronomicon ''Necronomicon'' read) encountering the Mythos.
* MadOracle: Being the author of the Necronomicon ''Necronomicon'' also means being this.
* ShoutOut: After Cthulhu and the Necronomicon, ''Necronomicon'', "The Mad Arab" is one of the most referenced elements in non-Mythos works.
* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Many of Lovecraft's friends created their own unspeakable tomes in homage to Lovecraft's Necronomicon.''Necronomicon''. Like Abdul, the fictional writers of these books meet dark ends.
22nd Dec '17 11:22:25 AM trumpetmarietta
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Author of the dreaded Kitab Al-Azif (better known by its Greek name, Necronomicon), and a Muslim apostate who worshiped the Great Old Ones. Described as an insane poet, Alhazred visited many strange and dark places filled with weird horrors. He was eaten by an invisible monster in broad daylight in 738 A.D. according to one record.

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Author of the dreaded Kitab Al-Azif ''Kitab al-Azif'' (better known by its Greek name, Necronomicon), ''Necronomicon''), and a Muslim apostate who worshiped the Great Old Ones. Described as an insane poet, Alhazred visited many strange and dark places filled with weird horrors. He was eaten by an invisible monster in broad daylight in 738 A.D. according to one record.
22nd Dec '17 3:54:20 AM TroperNo9001
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** Clark Ashton Smith has makes Cthulhu and Hzioulquoignmzhah cousins, having shared the same ancestor named Cxaxukluth.

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** Clark Ashton Smith has makes made Cthulhu and Hzioulquoignmzhah cousins, having shared the same ancestor named Cxaxukluth.
18th Dec '17 4:07:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HavingAGayOldTime: Lovecraft described Azathoth as ''The Nuclear Chaos''. At the time, "nuclear" referred to something in the center, as in nucleus. As time went on, "Nuclear" became associated with atomic energy and weapons. Later writers took advantage of this, and made Azathoth the patron of radiation.

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* HavingAGayOldTime: HaveAGayOldTime: Lovecraft described Azathoth as ''The Nuclear Chaos''. At the time, "nuclear" referred to something in the center, as in nucleus. As time went on, "Nuclear" became associated with atomic energy and weapons. Later writers took advantage of this, and made Azathoth the patron of radiation.
3rd Dec '17 2:39:57 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* {{Invisibility}}: They can turn themselves invisible, although it's somewhat mitigated by the whistling noises they make when they move.
* NightInvulnerability: Since they're not made of ordinary matter, they're heavily resistant or even immune to most damage. They do have a weakness to [[ShockAndAwe electricity]]

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* {{Invisibility}}: They can turn themselves invisible, although it's somewhat mitigated negated by the whistling noises they make when they move.
* NightInvulnerability: NighInvulnerablity: Since they're not made of ordinary matter, they're heavily resistant or even immune to most damage. They do have a weakness to [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] electricity]]
* NoNameGiven: Lovecraft never gave their species a true name.




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3rd Dec '17 2:37:37 AM Mr.Bubbles
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[[folder:Great Ones]]

Weak gods of the Earth who reign over Earth's DreamLand. Not even remotely as powerful as the other Ancient Ones, although they are still worshiped in the Dreamlands. They appear to be similar to humanity and distinguished by certain facial features. For whatever reason, the Great Ones are protected by the ''Other Gods'', which include Nyarlathotep. Not to be confused with the Great Old Ones.

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[[folder:Great Ones]]

Weak gods of the
[[folder:Flying Polyps]]

A species who colonized
Earth who reign over Earth's DreamLand. Not even remotely as powerful as the and three other Ancient Ones, although they are still worshiped planets in the Dreamlands. Solar System more than 600 million years ago. They appear to be similar to humanity and distinguished by certain facial features. For whatever reason, the Great Ones are protected by the ''Other Gods'', which include Nyarlathotep. Not to be confused built basalt cities of huge windowless towers. They warred with the Great Old Ones.Race of Yith until they were driven from the surface. The Great Race then sealed the entryways to the polyps' subterranean abode with trapdoors, which afterwards were diligently guarded. The polyps' cities were left abandoned, perhaps as a reminder of the horrors that dwelt below. Eventually, the polyps rose up and almost exterminated the Great Race, afterwards returning to their subterranean haunts. Having no conception of light, the polyps seem content to remain there, annihilating the few intruders that chance upon them. The entrances to their dwellings are mostly deep within ancient ruins where there are great wells sealed over with stone. Inside these wells still dwell the polyps.


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* AliensAreBastards: To put it mildly with these creatures.
* BizarreAlienLocomotion: Despite being called "flying" polyps, they have no wings or other apparent methods to keep them aloft. In fact, even though they levitate, they somehow leave behind five-toed radial footprints wherever they go.
* BizarreAlienPsychology: Their minds are so strange that the Great Race of Yith can't use their PsychicPowers on them.
* BizarreAlienSenses: They don't "see" like humans do, but they're able to sense what lies beyond material obstructions.
* BlowYouAway: They can control and direct wind to use as a weapon.
* GreatOffscreenWar: They fought a war against the Great Race of Yith and were driven from colonizing the oceans by the Elder Things.
* {{Invisibility}}: They can turn themselves invisible, although it's somewhat mitigated by the whistling noises they make when they move.
* NightInvulnerability: Since they're not made of ordinary matter, they're heavily resistant or even immune to most damage. They do have a weakness to [[ShockAndAwe electricity]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The Great Race of Yith drove the Polyps underground and sealed their tunnels with trapdoors. This didn't stick and the Polyps managed to escape, slaughtering the Great Race. However, they also decided they liked it better underground.
* StarfishAliens: They're not even made of the same matter as most other life.
* TakeOurWordForIt: The Great Race of Yith's records never really describe them in detail, only referring to them as horrible, evil creatures.

[[folder:Great Ones]]

Weak gods of the Earth who reign over Earth's DreamLand. Not even remotely as powerful as the other Ancient Ones, although they are still worshiped in the Dreamlands. They appear to be similar to humanity and distinguished by certain facial features. For whatever reason, the Great Ones are protected by the ''Other Gods'', which include Nyarlathotep. Not to be confused with the Great Old Ones.
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25th Nov '17 1:31:08 PM NickHunter26
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* AuthorAvatar: Like Lovecraft, he is a horror writer with not much attention given to his work, and firmly believes that nothing in human life actually matters.

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* AuthorAvatar: Like Lovecraft, he is a horror writer with not much attention given to his work, and [[StrawNihilist firmly believes that nothing in human life actually matters.matters]] (see Straw Nihilist below).
25th Nov '17 1:28:50 PM NickHunter26
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* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Carter's journey in ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''.

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* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Carter's journey in ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''. Also, Carter's philosophy:
--> Calm, lasting beauty comes only in a dream, and this solace the world had thrown away when in its worship of the real it threw away the secrets of childhood and innocence."


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--> He saw that most of them, in common with their cast-off priestcraft, could not escape from the delusion that life has a meaning apart from that which men dream into it; and could not lay aside the crude notion of ethics and obligations beyond those of beauty, even when all Nature shrieked of its unconsciousness and impersonal unmorality in the light of their scientific discoveries. Warped and bigoted with preconceived illusions of justice, freedom, and consistency, they cast off the old lore and the old way with the old beliefs; nor ever stopped to think that that lore and those ways were the sole makers of their present thoughts and judgments, and the sole guides and standards in a meaningless universe without fixed aims or stable points of reference. Having lost these artificial settings, their lives grew void of direction and dramatic interest; till at length they strove to drown their ennui in bustle and pretended usefulness, noise and excitement, barbaric display and animal sensation. When these things palled, disappointed, or grew nauseous through revulsion, they cultivated irony and bitterness, and found fault with the social order. Never could they realize that their brute foundations were as shifting and contradictory as the gods of their elders, and that the satisfaction of one moment is the bane of the next.
15th Nov '17 10:27:12 AM NickHunter26
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* AuthorAvatar

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* AuthorAvatarAuthorAvatar: Like Lovecraft, he is a horror writer with not much attention given to his work, and firmly believes that nothing in human life actually matters.
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