Archive for The Mythos

Madness: Why Do Exposure to Mythos Entities and Truths Make You Insane?

The protagonists in most Mythos stories are, or become, insane. This is because they see things, learn information, etc. beyond the capacity of the human mind to cope with and/or understand. Why does this result in madness?

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Musings on Cthulhu as High Priest and R’lyeh as a City

Cthulhu is described as the ruler and high priest of his kind, and able to garner and maintain human followers through dream projection while asleep/comatose in his city of R’lyeh, immersed beneath the Pacific Ocean.

Cthulhu is a member of a group of beings, all immortal and extremely powerful, referred to as the Great Old Ones. The two other primary classes of entities in this mythology are the Elder Gods, and the Outer Gods, however the nature of these two groups is largely not within the scope of this essay. The same is true of the rest of the Great Old Ones.

More recently, these distinctions have been viewed as unnecessary.

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Review of Fungi From Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Read by John Arthur, Score by Mike Olsen

Verdict: This largely musical and reading  of Lovecraft’s own series of strange poems will lead you into a trance that is at once dreamlike and horrifying, and the reading could be described as nothing short of first class voice acting.

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