The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana

A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror

Ranked #45 in Call Of Cthulhu

The Cthulhu Mythos was first created by H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), a Providence author considered by many to be the finest horror story writer of the twentieth century. Lovecraft's tales are a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with the latter being especially prominent. Many of his tales describe a pantheon of powerful beings known as the Great Old Ones.Since Lovecraft's time the Cthulhu Mythos has grown exponentially, until it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of, even for devoted fans. Many writers have contributed to it, including Robert E. Howard, Robert... more

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