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The Necronomicon: A Study

Including H.P. Lovecraft's History of the Necronomicon and all known Necronomicon quotations from the first generation of Mythos authors.

Sources of Necromancy in Charles Dexter Ward

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A Short 
Tour of Lovecraftian New England 

Photos and notes about the real places that inspired Arkham, Innsmouth, and other Lovecraftian settings.

The Cthulhu Mythos: An Annotated Bibliography

Works by the first generation writers, with lists of the Mythos terms referenced in each story. Recently added stories include:

H. P. Lovecraft and the Myth of the 20th Century

The Spanish Translation of Al-Azif, by Dr Carlos Sorentino

A Tourist's Guide to Innsmouth

Map of Innsmouth and Environs

Discussion of the Map




Cthulhu Universalis

This work is gradually being converted from an index into something more like an encyclopedia. Recently expanded articles include: Hounds of Tindalos, Chaugnar Faugn, Gol-goroth, Sho-Gath, Tsathoggua, Sussex Manuscript, Song of Yste, Nath-Horthath, Pnom, writings of; De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis, Chhaya Ritual; Discours des Sorciers.

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Lovecraft's Map of Arkham

HPL's hand-drawn map of one of his most famous creations.


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The Innsmouth Look

The Strange High House in the Mist


Virgil Finlay's portrait of HPL

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This work is for the complete "Mythos" addict, and that still more blighted specimen, the "Mythos" scholar. Ultimately it aims to become a complete source of articles about the characters, places, Gods, books, et al, in stories by the first generation of "Cthulhu Mythos" writers:


H.P. Lovecraft
Robert Bloch
August Derleth
Robert E. Howard

Carl Jacobi

Henry Kuttner
Fritz Leiber
Frank Belknap Long
Robert A.W. Lowndes
Duane W. Rimel

Richard F. Searight
J. Vernon Shea
Clark Ashton Smith

Donald Wandrei

Disclaimer: This is a work in progress. Most of the entries present only an index of the references to a given topic. Selected topics have been expanded into true, encyclopedia-style articles, and links are included below to take you directly to these expanded articles.



A:  Abdul Alhazred, Ars Magna et Ultima, Atlantis and Lost Lemuria, Atmosphere, Azathoth,

B: bholes, Black Rites, book of Azathoth, Book of Dzyan, Book of Eibon, Book of Iod, Book of Karnak, Book of Thoth, Borellus

C: cats, Celaeno, Celaeno Fragments, Chaugnar Faugn, Chhaya Ritual, Clavis Alchimiae, Confessions of Clithanus, Cthulhu, spawn of Cthulhu, Cultes des Ghoules,

D: Dagon, Deep Ones, De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis, Comte d'Erlette, De Vermis Mysteriis, Discours des Sorciers, dogs, dreamlands,

E: Elder Sign, Elder Things, Eltdown Shards, Evidences of Nahua Culture in Yucatan,

F: Dr. Fenton,

G:: ghasts, Ghatanothoa, ghouls, Gol-goroth, Great Old Ones, Great Ones, Great Race, gugs

H: Hounds of Tindalos, human race,

I: Imash-Mo, Henry C. Imbert,

J: Richard Johnson,

K: K'naa,

L: Liber-Damnatus,

M: magic sign, Magnalia Christi Americana, Marvells of Science, Monas Hieroglyphica,

N: Nameless Cults, Nath-Horthath, Necronomicon, night-gaunts, Nodens , Nug, Nyarlathotep,

O: Of Evill Sorceries in New-England of Daemons in No Humane Shape, Old Ones, the Other, Other Gods, Outer Ones

P: Pnakotic Manuscripts, Pnom, writings of; Ludvig Prinn,

Q: Quetzalcoatl,

R: R'lyeh Text, Rhan-Tegoth,

S: Sabaoth, Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan, shantak-birds, Sho-Gath, shoggoths, Shub-Niggurath, Joe Slater, five-pointed soapstones, Song of Yste, Sussex Manuscript,

T: Thaumaturgical Prodigies in the New-English Canaan, Crawford Tillinghast, Tsathoggua, Turba Philosophorum,

U: 'Umr at-Tawil,

V: Von Junzt,

W: Wonders of the Invisible World,


Y: Yig, Yog-Sothoth, Yuggoth,

Z: zoogs

Appendix: Books

Appendix: Gods

Appendix: Races and Species

Appendix: Symbols, Spells, and Objects of Power

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