AWD Gorge 98.
AWD Dweller 124.
HPL Aeons 274.
Synonym for: Ghatanothoa.
AWD Survivor 160.
By Sinistari. AWD Peabody 192.
By Heber. RB Satan 8.
Father god of the Deep Ones.
The narrator of Dagon witnessed a scene of apparent worship by a giant man/fish, perhaps one of the Deep Ones. The thing clasped a carved monolith and gave vent to certain measured sounds. Later, the narrator amused an ethnologist with questions about the ancient Philistine legend of Dagon, the Fish-God. [HPL Dagon 18-19]
Three passages in the Bible mention Dagon:
The cult of commerce between humans and the Deep Ones at Innsmouth was called the Esoteric Order of Dagon (q.v.). Zadok Allen, speaking of the practices of that cult, mentioned Dagon along with other pagan gods and demons [Innsmouth 334].The Esoteric Order of Dagon preached that the children of human/Deep One liaisons would never die, but go back to Mother Hydra and Father Dagon, whom we all came from once . The people of Innsmouth all had to take the Oath of Dagon, and there were second and third Oaths of Dagon for those who were willing to commit more deeply, and receive greater benefits . Zadok Allen said he would rather die than take the third oath .
RB DarkIsle 112.
HK Spawn2 forbidden evil god of the Ocean 72, 79-80. Note: The Dagon of this story is not explicitly linked to the Mythos and could instead be derived from the Bible.
FL Terror2 283.
CAS Holiness tail of 119.
JVS Snouted 27.
Synonym for: Order of Dagon Hall.
REH People 145-146.
REH Dwellers 112, 114, 122, 127.
Desert in Arabia. HPL History 52.
AWD Keeper 148.
Synonym for: Roba El Khaliyeh.
A city(?) of Lomar. HPL Polaris 22.
REH Gods 187.
Incl: O'Brien, Turlogh Dubh.
Of Manitoba. AWD Ithaqua 105, 116; Wind (narrator) division chief of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. Flew to Navissa Camp to investigate the discovery of Robert Norris's body. Concluded that Norris's written statement about being pursued by Ithaqua was literally true.
RFS Warder 157.
HPL Test 16-18, 20, 26-33, 44-45, 47, 49-60.
See: Clarendon, Georgina.
Alhazred dwelt in Damascus in his last years (HPL History 51).
AWD Lurker 123.
RB Fane 133.
RB Brood 92.
By Ambrose Bierce. HK Invaders 64.
HPL Man 201.
Pilbarra, W. Australia. HPL Time 404.
Arabia/Middle East. AWD Keeper 152-155, 169, 171.
Miskatonic University graduate student. HPL Mountains 8, 29, 32-37, 40, 42, 48-50, 52, 54, 59, 61, 64, 70, 77, 79-80, 83, 85, 87, 95-98, 100-101, 103-106.
FL Terror2 295, 300, 309-310.
Miskatonic University Antartic Expedition. HPL Mountains 11.
REH Black 60, 72.
Formerly called: Salem-Village.
City in Connecticut. Clyde Cantrell hiked there to buy science fiction magazines. RAL Settlers 20.
HPL Mound 122.
Of Arkham. RB Creeper 107-108, 110.
RB Demon 68.
Synonym for: Nyarlathotep.
Ruled by Bran Mak Morn. REH Children 153.
HPL Aeons 273-274.
Synonym for: Ghatanothoa.
RB Faceless 40.
Synonym for: Nyarlathotep.
REH Dig 84.
Synonym for: Malik Tous.
Of the Haute Vienne Coven. HPL Case 131.
South of Townsend Village, Vermont. HPL Whisperer 217, 225, Henry Akeley's home is halfway up 249, 257, 264.
Synonym for: Nyarlathotep.
CAS Return 43.
Fading mystic Irish race, akin to faeries. REH Twilight 69, 84.
Synonym for: De Danaans
HK Jest 61.
Synonym for: Droom-avista.
HK Bells 86.
Synonym for: Zushakon.
DW Fire2 77.
HPL Call 145.
RAL Abyss 285.
HPL Whisperer 210, 216-217.
AWD Sandwin narrator, named 89-90, 94, 96-97, 107-108.
HPL Yig 84-95.
HPL Yig 84-93, 95.
The day that T'yog started up Mount Yaddith-Gho to free humanity from Ghatanothoa. HPL Aeons 275.
Nephew of Michael Leigh. RB Kiss throughout; great-great-grandnephew of Morella Godolfo 39.
Massachusetts. HPL Dunwich 155.
See: South Dearborn Street.
CAS Coming souls 79, ghosts 80, 82.
FBL Hounds 74.
HPL Picture 119.
HPL Medusa 171.
Fading mystic Irish race, akin to faeries. REH Twilight 68.
Aka: Dark people.
Massachusetts or Rhode Island. HPL Case 152.
Author of magical works including an English translation of the Necronomicon, and original works including the Monas Hieroglyphica.
FBL Hounds 81-82.
An amphibious race that lives generally hidden beneath the earth's oceans. In appearance, they are said to be both frog-like and fish-like. Their form is vaguely anthropoid, but with long webbed paws and gills in their necks. Their skin is shiny and slippery, but with scaly ridges on their backs. The are largely greyish-green in color, but with white bellies. When on land, they hop irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. [HPL Innsmouth 331, 361]
The Deep Ones have cities on the sea-bottom . Some of their stone ruins can be found on two islands east of Otaheiti (Tahiti). On the larger island, the ruins resemble those on Ponape, but also include carved faces like the big statues on Easter Island. The smaller, volcanic island has ruins with different carvings: much-worn images of awful monters. When the latter island arose suddenly to the surface, the local human population visited it and found some of the Deep Ones still alive within the stone buildings. This meeting seems to have been at least 200 years ago. The meeting lead to mutual trade between the humans and the Deep Ones, with the Deep Ones providing gold ornaments and abundant fish in return for the sacrifices of young humans on May-Eve and Halloween. [329-330, 332]
Later, the Deep Ones began holding joint ceremonies with the humans, and then began interbreeding with them. This inbreeding is possible because humans are related to the Deep Ones, since all life originally came from the sea. The offspring of such matches look human at first, but progressively become more and more like the Deep Ones, and finally leave the land to join the Deep Ones underwater. Such beings never die from old age or disease, but can be killed by violence. 
Sometime after the war of 1812, Capt. Obed Marsh of Innsmouth, Mass. learned of the Deep Ones from the islanders and began trading with them in the South Seas. Then around 1838, those islanders were slaughtered between Marsh's voyages, perhaps by neighboring islanders, and the stone carvings of the Deep Ones were largely destroyed. After that, Marsh persuaded the people of Innsmouth to begin commerce directly with the Deep Ones off Devil Reef, near Innsmouth. See: Innsmouth.
The Deep Ones, and their human allies, apparently venerate the beings Father Dagon and Mother Hydra [334, 337], and Cthulhu [337, 367]. However, the Deep Ones seemingly cannot be the same as the Cthulhu spawn, since the latter appeared octopoid rather than frog/fishlike, and were a land-dwelling species.
The Deep Ones are vulnerable to certain signs that were once used by the lost "Old Ones" [331, 333, 367]. See: magic signs.
The narrator of Dagon may have witnessed a Deep One on a newly-risen island [HPL Dagon 18 ]. However, this being was of giant size, and apparently akin to other similar beings shown in carvings to be the size of whales. Such beings may represent a larger genus of the Deep Ones. Alternatively, the being in Dagon may be Father Dagon himself, who might be larger than his Deep Ones followers.
AWD Beyond2 "spawn of Cthulhu" discussed in HPL story The Shadow Over Innsmouth (160), (171); Island 180, 185, 196, (199), 211; Curwen appearance (12), 22, 31, in Thames (35), (38), 44, (45); Gable 207-208; Gorge (110-111), 112, (117, 119), 120, 122, 127, 131, weird descr. 133; Clay 378, night of equinox hastens transition? (380); Keeper 141-142, 144, 151-152, 172; Lurker 84, 92, 121, 133; Seal 158, 161-162, influence of blood on hybrid humans can be resisted 167, 176, 177-178; Sky (56), frog-like (61), (64), 68-69, 70, 86-87, only fire will destroy them 89, description 90, 91; Space 241; Shuttered 270-271, shrink or expand depending on food supply 277, 288; Survivor 159, 161-162; Valley 135, (136), 137, 142, 145, 147-148; Whippoorwills 47; Witches 301.
FL Terror2 296.
FBL Awakening 112.
Compare with: Spawn of Dagon.
By Howard. FBL Eaters 89.
By Giambattista Porta. HPL Dunwich 183.
AWD Survivor 160.
Australia. HPL Time 406-407.
Family. HPL Rats 29, 44.
HPL Rats 30.
HPL Rats 30.
HPL Rats 30.
HPL Rats 26, 32, 43.
By Trithemius. HPL Case 121.
REH House 126.
Family. HPL Rats 26-28.
HPL Rats (narrator) of Bolton, Mass. 32, son of Alfred 28, restores spelling to de la Poer 32, cat Nigger-Man 32.
HPL Rats 28.
Of Carfax. HPL Rats 31.
A cook. HPL Medusa 174.
Of New Orleans. RB Sebek 120, 122, 126.
RB Sebek 120, brown eyes 122, 123, 126.
FL Terror2 (296).
See: clock, coffin-shaped.
By Michael Ranft. While discussing the corpses of disinterred vampires, Montague Summers says the following of this book: "It was not infrequently seen that the dead person in his grave had devoured all about him, grinding them with his teeth, and (as it was supposed) uttering a low raucous noise like the grunting of a pig who roots among garbage. In his work, De Masticatione Mortuorum in tumulis, Leipzig, 1728, Michael Ranft treats at some length of this matter. He says that it is very certain that some corpses have devoured their cerements and even gnaw their own flesh. It has been suggested that this is the original reason why the jaws of the dead were tightly bound with linen bands. Ranft instances the case of a Bohemian woman who when disinterred in 1355 had devoured the greater part of her shroud. In another instance during the sixteenth century both a man and a woman seemed to have torn out their intestines and were actually ravening upon their entrails. In Moravia a corpse was exhumed which had devoured the grave-clothes of a woman buried not far from his tomb." (See Montague Summers, The Vampire: His Kith and Kin.)
Simon Maglore had a copy of this book. The Mannikin narrator gives the date of the book as 1734, rather than 1728 as Summers does. [RB Mannikin 75]
Author, The Horla. HK Invaders 64.
Of New Spain, viceroy. HPL Mound 119.
HPL Museum 215, 230.
Author, Image du Monde. HPL Nameless 103.
RWC Repairer cloudy depths of 37.
Synonym for: Nyarlathotep.
Ancestor of Graham Dean. RB Kiss 40.
Elephant-trainer at the Stellar Brothers Circus who committed suicide. [RB Elephant 46, 51]
A star of Cygnus. HPL Colour 79.
Artist. AWD Wood 82.
REH Gods 200, 218-219.
Of San Xavier area. HK Bells 81, 83-92.
Author, Dictionnaire Infernal. HK Hunt 167.
HPL Museum 215.
RB Sorceror 155, "Gilles de Retz" 161.
HPL Doorstep 276, 280-281*, her Packard 284, incarnation of Ephraim 288, 294.
HPL Doorstep 276-etc., childhood 277, Azathoth,etc. 277, death of mother 279.
FL Terror2 267, 284, local poet (289), 310.
Home of Mr. Derby & family. (Story & page refs lost; must be in HPL Doorstep.)
Father of Edward Pickman Derby. HPL Doorstep 282, 285.
Obiit. 1719. HPL Kadath 340.
Salem. HK Salem 250-251, 253.
CAS Holiness horns of 119.
REH Black 57.
By M. Porcius Cato. FBL Hills 291.
RB Hell 45.
An eccentric French nobleman who wrote the ghastly work, Cultes des Ghoules [AWD Island 180].
His personal name may have been Paul Henri, though the only evidence is in the spurious catalog created by the forger Alastair White [AWD Six 125].
See also: Cultes des Ghoules.
A possibly fictional successor to the title of Comte d'Erlette. The forger Alastair White created a spurious catalog, which purported to list books for sale from the library of Paul Guillaume, Comte d'Erlette. [AWD Six 124]
Occult writer. AWD Attic 320.
Family. HPL Medusa 169, 172.
HPL Medusa (throughout) (166-167), 168, 195-200.
HPL Medusa 169-183, 185-186, (187), 188-193, 196, (199), 200.
(Nee Bedard) See: Bedard, Marceline.
HPL Museum 215.
RB Hell 45.
AWD Island 181.
From Touraine. A disguise of Jehan Mauvaissoir. CAS Holiness 125-129, 140.
Artist. HPL Medusa 175.
Physicist. HPL WitchHouse 264.
RB Sorceror 155.
Ill-famed occult author. HK Hydra 127.
French-Canadian lodger in WitchHouse. HPL WitchHouse 283-284, 288, 293, 295.
See: Old Dethshill Cemetary.
By Ludvig Prinn. Also known as Mysteries of the Worm . Includes the chapter known as Saracenic Rituals .
De Vermis Mysteriis was written by the Flemish sorceror Ludvig Prinn while he was imprisoned, awaiting trial for witchcraft. It is not known how the manuscript was ever smuggled out of the prison. A year after Prinn's death, the book was printed in Cologne. This original version was in Latin. The book was immediately suppressed, but a few copies survived, which were transcribed and circulated further. The book has remained rare and generally known only to initiates, who discourage its wider distribution. [RB Shambler 180-181, 186].
The Latin copy that Robert Blake acquired was a great black volume with iron facings, and the title inscribed in hand-engraved lettering. [RB Shambler 180]
In the forger Alastair White's spurious catalog of esoteric books for sale, he offered a copy of the De Vermis Mysteriis , supposedly published in Prague in 1807 [AWD Six 125].
The book includes cold, deliverate instructions for traffic with alien evil. The procedures include such things as compounding belladonna with aconite and drawing circles of phosphorescent fire on the floor when the stars are right; melting tallow candles and mixing them with corpse-fat; and performing animal sacrifices. [RB Bargain 73]
The book asserts that the ancient Egyptians once colonized Cornwall [RB Brood 92].
The book includes a recipe for a love philtre that includes yohimbine and cantharadine, among other ingredients [RB Philtre 293].
The book includes the formula for a certain drug, which enables the user to recall memories of past lives. The book gives a list of precautions to be taken before using the drug, including the Pnakotic pentagon and the cabalistic signs of protection. The book warns that omitting these protections can make one a prey to the dwellers in the Hidden World [HK Invaders 69, 71, 74].
De Vermis Mysteriis speaks of the being Iod as the Shining Pursuer, who hunts souls through the Secret Worlds: that is, other dimensions of space. But the book does not include any incantation for summoning this being. [HK Hunt 169]
Dr. Jean-FrancoisCharriere's papers included diagrams of operations designed to give a man the attributes of a reptile; some of these diagrams were attributed to De Vermis Mysteriis [AWD Survivor 163].
The chapter called Saracenic Rituals deals with Prinn's soujourn in Egypt in the days of the Crusaders. Prinn wrote of what he learned from Alexandrian seers; of his journeys into deserts and his looting of tombs in hidden valleys of the Nile. The chapter reveals the lore of the efreet and the djinn, the secrets of the assassin sects, myths of Arabian ghouls, and the hidden practices of the dervishes. [RB Sebek 123-124] The chapter includes a chant relating to the efreet and djinn [RB Hell 53].
The chapter tells that the Egyptian priesthood worshipped gigantic beings who were half-beast and half-man. The priests obtained great power from these beings, but had to offer them incense and human sacrifices. The chapter speaks in particular detail of the worship of Sebek, the crocodile-headed god. [RB Sebek 125]
The chapter tells that the pharaoh Nephren-Ka called up Nyarlathotep with the sacrifice of a hundred willing victims. Nephren-Ka received the gift of prophecy, and inscribed the secrets of the future on the walls of his own tomb before dying. [RB Fane 135-136]
The chapter tells of the destruction of Elephantine and Bubastis, and of how the priests of Bast were blaspheming against the reigning religions, and performing atrocious sacrifices. The priests and their acolytes fled before the army arrived to seize them. [RB Brood 95]
The chapter tells that a never-mentioned abomination caused the symbol and story of Nyarlathotep to be forgotten [RB Sebek 125].
On seeing the symbols surrounding a doorway in an Egyptian tomb, Sir Ronald Barton was reminded of a portion of the Saracenic Rituals where Prinn wrote of the 'symbols on the gate' [RB Opener 164].
The British museum has a copy of the Latin edition, which was borrowed and returned by Malcolm Kent [RB Brood 92].
The Huntington Library has a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis , which is secretly kept in a vault. Through bribery, Mike Hayward was able to get photostatic copies of selected pages. [HK Invaders 69]
Other Copies and Readers
Robert Blake found a copy in a bookstore on South Dearborn Street in an unnamed city [RB Shambler 180]. This might have been the South Dearborn Street in Chicago, which has some rare book dealers. Blake himself was from Milwaukee [HPL Haunter 93].
Fritz Gulther had a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis bound in iron and labeled German Inorganic Chemistry The copy had thick black letters and a detestable odor [RB Bargain 73].
Simon Maglore had a copy of Mysteries of the Worm [RB Mannikin 75].
James Allington had a copy of Mysteries of the Worm [RB Suicide 19].
Henricus Vanning had a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis with crumbling covers protected by glass [RB Sebek 123].
Dr. Ambrose Dexter had a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis [RB Steeple 224].
Alonzo Typer found a first edition of De Vermis Mysteriis in the attic of the van der Heyl house [HPL Diary 313].
Robert Blake found a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis in the abandoned church of the Starry Wisdom sect. Blake previously had access to a different copy, for he had already read the book. [HPL Haunter 100]
John Conrad found a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis inside the house in the oaks near Old Dutchtown, N.Y. [REH House 125].
Haddon found a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis among the books of Amos Tuttle [AWD Hastur 2].
Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee consulted De Vermis Mysteriis while possessed by a mind of the Great Race, and wrote notes in the margins [HPL Time 374]. Similarly, Amos Piper consulted a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis while possessed by a member of the Great Race [AWD Space 234]
The Gable Window narrator found a copy in the house of his late cousin, Wilbur Akeley [AWD Gable 206].
Ambrose Dewart found a copy of De Vermis Mysteriis in Billington House [AWD Lurker 16].
Dan Harrop found a copy in the collection of his late cousin, Abel Harrop [AWD Whippoorwills 43].
Prof.Upton Gardner had photostatic copies of pages from De Vermis Mysteriis [AWD Dweller 126].
Winfield Phillips read from a copy or photostat of the De Vermis Mysteriis in the possession of Dr. Seneca Lapham [AWD Lurker 134].
Prof. Alexander Chaupin spoke to his therapist of the veiled and subtle truths so furtively revealed in tomes such as Mysteries of the Worm [RB Grinning 54].
Strange was initiated by his father into the mysteries and arcana to be found among tomes such as Mysteries of the Worm [RB Tomb 13].
Isaac Voorden intended to consult the chapter on divination in Mysteries of the Worm , to see if it discussed the Star of Sechmet [RB Sorceror 161].
Baldwyn and Rambeau searched in vain for a copy [DWR Music 294].
The horror author Edgar Gordon had dreams that coincided curiously with descriptions in books such as the Mysteries of the Worm [RB Demon 64].
Author, Traite des Chiffres. HPL Dunwich 183.
Author, Quastio de Lamiis. AWD Attic 320.
HPL Winged habits 245, death fly with scientific name Glossina palpalis (246), soul of a dead victim passes into it 250-251, human intellect 258.
Aka: Glossina palpalis.
HPL Aeons 275-277.
Synonym for: Ghatanothoa.
Off Innsmouth. HPL Innsmouth 304, 306, 309, 317, 321, 329, 334, 352-353.
AWD Island 191-193, 212; Curwen 15, 30, 43; Fisherman 290-292; Gable 208; Clay 373, 377, 380-381; Lamp 254; Hastur 6, 15, 21; Sandwin 108; Seal 160, 163-164, 175-176; Space 242-243; Shuttered 271, 273, 277; Sky 60, 64, 69, 79-80, 82-83, 85, 91; Survivor 162; Valley 135, 137; Wood 83, Devil's Reef 87.
HPL Dunwich 158, 178.
HPL Man 213-214.
Britain. HPL Mound 115.
AWD Watchers 386.
Boston psychiatrist. AWD Curwen 16, 33, 36-37, 39.
War-god of the Quichua. AWD Curwen 10, 13, 30.
Possibly synonymous with: Cthulhu.
AWD Lurker 5, description 5-6, 7-10, 13-14, 16-21, 24-48, 50-72, (73), 74, (75), 76, (77), 78-80, 85-87, 88-91, 93-96, 99, (103-104), 105, (106), 107-110, 117, 119, 126-132, 141-147.
AWD Lurker 4, (7), (41).
HPL Winged Police constable of Central Station, Bloemfontein 242, 262, 263.
Author of address, "Practical Applications in Military Technology." HPL Haunter 93, 114.
RB Steeple 217-230.
Of Providence; parents of Rose Dexter. AWD Brotherhood 351.
Of Providence. HPL Case 117.
Of Providence. HPL Case 162.
A zoologist at Miskatonic University. (Page and story ref lost.)
Of Providence; daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elisha Dexter. AWD Brotherhood 328, 330-333, 337-338, 347-351.
HPL Dunwich 184.
AWD Space 359.
HPL Dunwich 184.
AWD Middle 359.
HPL Museum 217.
Of planet Yaddith.
K'naa. HPL Aeons Ghatanothoa's priests stood while King Thabon knelt at the Dhoric shrine 273.
Synonym for: Boston Dial.
RB Sorceror 155, 161.
HPL Call 137.
A St. Bernard, beloved of Georgina Clarendon. HPL Test 25, 29-30, 43-46.
Of Britain; author. AWD Watchers 389.
Of de Plancy. HK Hunt 167.
HK Hunt 169.
Synonym for: Iod.
HPL Museum (231-233), 234.
HPL Electric 70.
HPL Winged 245, 251, 256, (257, 258), 261.
Family of adepts who translated the Song of Yste. RAL Abyss 285.
Synonym for: Bel-Yarnak.
The French witch-hunter's Bible, published in Lyons in 1608. It was written by Henri Boguet, Supreme Judge of the St. Claude district of Burgundy. Boguet subjected many accused witches to torture by gruesome means such as red-hot pincers, and sentenced them to be burned at the stake. Among other quaint notions, Boguet believed that sorcerors are incapable of shedding more than three tears from the right eye.
The Peabody Heritage narrator found a copy of Discours des Sorciers in the house of his great-grandfather, Asaph Peabody [AWD Peabody 193].
Further Reading: Henry Boguet, the Witch-Finder of Burgundy at www.shanmonster.com.
Arkham area. AWD Witches 299.
Incl: editor of Arkham Gazette.
Arkham area. AWD Witches 294, 307.
Future national mother of the Bhlemphroims. CAS Door 33, 35, 37.
An apterous and Stylitean bird people of Cykranosh. CAS Door 36.
Prototype of all the djinn, and ruler of the salamanders [RB Hell 61]
See also: djin.
HH Guardian 295.
Of Monk's Hollow. Caretaker of the house with the Witch Stone. HK Frog 107-111, 116.
RB Mannikin 79.
Pseudo-Akeley revealed the true nature of the Doels to Albert Wilmarth [HPL Whisperer 256].
FL Terror2 281.
FBL Hounds 85, 87.
Creator-god; "it". FBL Hounds 87.
RB Opener 160.
The narrator of The Rats in the Walls mentions the trite figure of "the inevitable dog in the ghost story, which always growls before his master sees the sheeted figure" [HPL Rats 33]. However, there are abundant examples that dogs also hate and fear alien races and transdimensional elder entities.
All the dogs of the countryside around Dunwich barked persistently, throughout the night before Wilbur Whateley's birth on Candlemas, 1913 [Dunwich 159, 160]. Dogs hated Whateley, who had to carry a pistol to protect himself against them [162, 164]. Later, dogs came to hate and fear the whole Whateley place , presumably because of the growing size of Wilbur's hidden half-brother. The Miskatonic University watchdog showed an immediate tendency to attach Wilbur [169, 171], and later succeeded in attacking and killing him [173-175]. Yet following Wilbur's death, the dog fled, apparently fearing the liberated soul of Whateley, which also panicked the waiting whippoorwills . The night that Wilbur's half-brother broke loose, the dogs near Dunwich barked frantically all night . The next day, three dogs that accompanied the search party barked furiously but became cowed and reluctant when near Cold Spring Glen, where the horror had passed . Similarly, dogs awakened various farm families when the horror drew near, but then cowered in fright during the actual attacks [179, 181, 190]. During the ritual performed by the Arkham professors to banish the horror, the frantic barking of dogs was again heard [195, 196].
Outside Henry Akeley's house, dogs barked at the Outer Ones and apparently kept them at bay during the night [Whisperer 229]. It seems bizarre that the Outer Ones lacked the technology to overcome ordinary domestic dogs, but perhaps they weren't really planning to approach any more closely anyway.
Dogs show an intinctive hostility to the crinoid Old Ones of Antarctica [Mountains 21, 22, 32, 36-37], their acrid scent [24, 26], and their soapstone stars .
In the land of dream, among the fertile plains rolling down to the River Skai, all the dogs barked affrightedly at the inconspicuous Zoogs that were following Randolph Carter [Kadath 311].
After the eldritch meteorite buried itself in the ground beside Nahum Gardner's place, the Gardner dogs came to seem cowed and quivering every morning, nearly without the spirit to bark [Colour 61]. Later, the dogs vanished one night, and were presumed to have ran away . The remains of one dog were later found in the well at Gardner's place . Hunters cannot depend on their dogs too near the greyish dust left by the blight from the meteorite .
The sorceror Asenath Waite could make any dog howl by certain motions of her right hand [Doorstep281].
Sometimes the absence of dogs is suspicious. Thus, the town of Innsmouth was marked by a complete absence of cats and dogs [Innsmouth 326]. When the creatures of Innsmouth set out in pursuit of the Innsmouth narrator, they used no dogs for tracking . Similarly, no dogs were allowed in Rogers' Museum [Museum 218]. Perhaps they would have reacted badly to the preserved specimens of alien creatures.
In contrast with the above examples, there was a fearsome, gigantic winged hound that pursued and killed St. John; See The Hound .
Valley in K'n-yan. HPL Mound 134.
Chief clown at the Stellar Brothers circus [RB Elephant 47, 50-51].
A place in Russia. AWD Lurker 136.
AM White2 125.
Landlords of the WitchHouse. HPL WitchHouse 276, 279, 283-285, 293, 295-296.
Of Texas. REH Lost 64.
Of Texas. REH Lost 65.
REH Ring 52, 56-60.
HPL Descendant 361.
HPL Call 152.
Magician of Thulask. CAS Coming 71-72, 74-75, 77-78, 80.
AWD Gorge 132.
AWD Island 190.
AWD Curwen Doorway to Cthulhu 18, 37.
Aka: Avenues to Outside.
Of Wisconsin. AWD Dweller 120-136, 138-141, 145-151.
Monarch of Cathuria. HPL White 40.
Author, Magyar Folklore. REH Black 58.
Author, Remnants of Lost Empires. REH Black 57-58.
Of Dunwich? AWD Lurker 98, 140.
Widow of John Doten of Duxbury. AWD Lurker 17-18, 140.
Of Duxbury. AWD Lurker 17.
Oil of, in Mnar. HPL Doom 46.
Providence. (Page 122; story ref lost: perhaps HPL Case?)
Later Elizabeth Gordon. REH Ring 54.
Of Partridgeville. FBL Hounds 86.
HPL Mountains 6, 14-16, 20, 23, 27.
Of Providence. HPL Case 188.
England. AWD Spawn 26.
Cousin of Will Benson. HK Hunt 162-168, 170-178.
Of Providence. HPL Haunter 103.
HPL Unnameable 201.
RB Hell 26, 29-30.
RB DarkIsle Dragon's tongue venom 111, Dragon 112-113.
Outside Hankow. REH Bear 35-37.
(Ascending node.) HPL Case 204, 216-217.
(Descending node.) HPL Case 204, 216, 234.
RB Terror 219, 221-223, 230, (231), 232-237, 239-240, 243, 245-249, 251.
AWD Curwen 12.
HK Hunt wrote with a peculiar horror of Iod 169.
England. AWD Spawn 33.
AWD Spawn 33.
AWD Lair 116, 120-121, 124, 126, 132-133.
When Randolph Carter's steps led him down to the Cavern of Flame, and thence down to the Gate of Deeper Slumber and into the enchanted wood, he entered a world that was fabulous in more than one sense. The places and inhabitants are exotic enough, but even stranger and more elusive are the qualities of the world itself--its origin and nature, and the many means of entrance and exit.
What follows is a catalog of these oddities, in no particular order.
First of all, it is clear that Randoph Carter enters this world by falling asleep. But the transition from waking to dream state is marked by a description of physical movement, rather than of a changing state of mind, and he continues to be self-aware and coherent in the trip to the land of dream. Furthermore, when he arrives there he finds a familiar place, which he has visited evidently many times before, and of which he retains much useful knowledge. While there, he follows a series of adventures with a beginning, middle, and end, and never loses sight of his central goal.
This is all far removed from the ordinary experience of dreaming, as a normally only half-remembered state that proceeds illogically through a series of events that seem to make sense, but in fact make no sense at all when you think about it later. The conscious passage from the waking experience to the dream state is also missing from our ordinary experience.
What is dream-like about this world? There are two main aspects to the story that are dreamlike. The first is the great extravagance of the places and characters Randolph Carter meets. All the cities have exotic names, like Dylath-Leen and Ulthar. And beings such as night-ghaunts, shantaks, and almost-humans form no part of our waking world.
Then also there is the lack of realistic or exact detail in the narrative. All the conversations are paraphrased instead of quoted exactly, except for the long monologue by Nyarlathotep at the end. Carter arranges for voyages, but the need to pay for his passage is generally ignored. The ships never tack upwind or do anything particular with their sails: they simply go where the plot leads them.
Another point to note is that this dream land is a shared reality, not private to Carter himself; as Nyarlathotep calls it, it is "the world of all men's visions" (399). Further, Carter meets people he had known in waking life, such as Kuranes, "a man he had known by another name in life" (309).
The land of dream is spoken of as having a physical location within our waking universe, for of Kadath, Nasht, and Kaman-Thah tell him that "no man had ever suspected in what part of space it may lie; whether it be in the dreamlands around our world, or in those surrounding some unguessed companion of Fomalhaut or Aldebaran" (308). The "unguessed companions" would presumably be planets inhabited by conscious beings like ourselves; in other stories, Lovecraft mentions the existence of many civilisations and races on other planets. Presumably, these races also dream, and in their dreams visit their attendant dreamworlds.
Though the dreamlands are a shared reality, they appear to be different from waking reality in that they are created by our minds, by the shared feelings and fancies of beings with a similar outlook on life.
The creative role of the dreamer is illustrated by Kuranes, who deliberately created a small tract of English countryside east of Celephais, by dreaming about it (354). In fact, "it was he who created Ooth-Nargai in his dreams, on which account he was now to be appointed its chief god for evermore" (Celephais, 88). These creations took place within the shared dreamland that Randolph Carter also visits.
Carter himself created a separate dreamland, the marvelous city for which he quests throughout the story. But this world was never wholly private, for the Great Ones left Kadath to go play in Carter's city. More oddly, they were able to prevent him from entering it himself.
Yet on closer examination it seems that "dreamland" might be a misnomer, because the entries to this world are many and strange, and do not necessarily involve falling asleep. When the ghouls of the waking world throw away bones, they fall into the Vale of Pnath in the Great Abyss beneath the dreamland. Ghouls in general seem to move easily between the "waking" and "dream" worlds via subterranean tunnels (336-338).
Beyond the Tanarian Hills of dreamland lie "forbidden ways into the waking world and other regions of dream" (352). It is also said that the enchanted wood "at two places touches the lands of men...it is well that [the zoogs] cannot travel far outside the world of dream" (308-309). Also, Basil Elton, "a light-house keeper in ancient Kingsport" (317) traveled to the dreamland from his lighthouse in a white ship (White 36-42). The Vaults of Zin can be reached from the ghouls' burrows under dreamland (339) and the pit in Leng by the throne of the high priest is said to also lead down to these vaults (373); yet in the waking world the Vaults of Zin also exist, beneath the underground realm of K'n-yan in Oklahoma (Mound). For that matter, Professor Dyer suggests that the land of the Antarctic Old Ones "must indeed be the fabled nightmare Plateau of Leng which the mad author of the Necronomicon was reluctant to discuss" (Mountains 70). Thus, Leng exists both in the waking world and dream--albeit in very different forms. Regarding the "reality" of the dreamland, it is worth noting that Kuranes continued to live in the dream land, though he "could not go back to...the waking world because his body was dead" (354).
Time is subject to strange distortions in the land of dream. The black kitten on p. 314 is a grown cat on p. 346. And Kuranes was told that "there is not time in Ooth-Nargai, but only perpetual youth" (Celephais, 86).
The earth and the moon appear in the land of dream; "earth" itself is the only overall name for the land that Carter travels. But it is evidently not spherical, for by sailing between the Basalt Pillars of the West and over the cataract, the almost-humans are able to sail to the moon.
One last point to note is that the dreamer can fall asleep and dream within the dreamland. Atal and Carter both fall asleep (314), and Carter dreams "terrible dreams within dreams in the small hours" (359).
Note other connections: Kadatheron, Thraa, Pnath, Illarnek.
Time relativity: Iranon 115; Romnod ages while Iranon does not; but set in Mnar?
NEW NOTES: The characteristics of dream should not be presented as so well defined or universal. Much is probably characteristic simply of Carter's own temperament. Note also, the ending (escape from a doom by waking up) is a typical ending for nightmares; except that Carter's doing it consciously and deliberately is reminiscent of a lucid dream experience (especially as most such experiences cause the dreamer to awake).
Connections to ours: Cavern of Flame -> Gates of Deeper Slumber -> Enchanted Wood; Ghouls -> Vale of Pnath; beyond Tanarians -> waking world and other regions of dream; Vaults of Zin; Basil Elton lighthouse -> Southern Sea.
Time- see p. 346 kitten grown to adult cat; but 350 very old cat-live a long time?
Kuranes remained in Dreamworld after death; created a tract of countryside with his dream 354.
Connections: Sarnath in both (HPL Iranon 114); also Olathoe in Lomar.
Relativity of time- HPL Iranon 115; Romnod ages while Iranon does not.
See also "The Real World and the Dream World in Lovecraft," in The Horror of it All, ed. Robert M. Price, Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, 1990.
Incl: Akariel; Aran_Mt.; Baharna; Basalt Pillars of the West; Cathuria; Cavern of Flame; Celephais; Cerenerian Sea; Dorieb; Dylath-Leen; Enchanted Wood; Gate of Deeper Slumber; Gate of the Caravans; Great Abyss; Hatheg; Hatheg-Kla, Mt.; Hlanith; Ilek-Vad; Ilarnek; Inganok; Ired-Naa; Kadath; Kadatheron; Kingsport; Kiran; Kled; Koth; Lathi; Lelag-Leng; Plateau of Leng; Lerion, Mt.; Lomar; nameless monastery; nameless rock; Naraxa, River; Narg, River; Ngranek, Mt.; Nhhngr; Nir; North Point; Ogrothan; Olathoe; Oriab; Ooth-Nargai; Oukranos; Palace of the Seventy Delights; Parg; Pharos; Pnath, Vale of; Rinar; Sarkomand; Selarn; Serannian; Six Kingdoms; Skai, river; Sona-Nyl; Southern Sea; St. John's Eve; Street of Pillars; Tanarian Hills; Temple of the Cats; Thalarion; Thok; Thorabonia; Thraa; Thran; Thurai, Mt.; Ulthar; Urg; Xura; Yath, lake of; Zar; Zin, Vaults of; White Ship; Tharp, Year of;
Almost-humans; Atal; Athib; Azathoth; Barzai the Wise; Bholes; Buopoths; Carven mountains; cats; colored gases; cotter and wife; Elton, Basil; Ghasts; Ghouls; Gingko trees; Gnophkehs; Gnorri; gods of earth; Great Ones; Gugs; high priest not to be described; Hsan; Kaman-Thah; Kranon; Kuranes; Kynaratholis, King; Lathi; Lygath trees; Magah birds; Menes; Moon-things; Moon-trees; Narath; Nasht; Nath-Horthath; Night-gaunts; Nith; Nodens; Nyarlathotep; Other Gods; Pickman, Richard Upton; Pnakotic Manuscripts; Purple spiders; Sansu; Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan; St. John's Eve; Shang; Shantak-birds; S'ngac; Snireth-Ko; Thagweed; Thal; Thon; Thul; toad-things; Urhags; Veiled King; Vooniths; Wamps; Yogash the black; Zath; Zenig of Aphorat; Zoogs.
HPL Call 132.
Chapter of Magyar Folklore by Dornly. REH Black 58.
HPL Mound of Old Ones 133.
RB Demon 62-64, 66-67, 69.
HPL Iranon 116.
See: Reis el Drogman, Abdul.
HK Jest 61-63.
Of Providence. HPL Haunter 103.
HPL Rats 27, 29.
CAS Holiness 131-132, 134, 136-138, worship Taranit 131, 137.
Of Arkham. AWD Lurker 19-26, 67-68, 70-71, 119, 126-127, 141.
HPL Whisperer 214.
In Alice in Wonderland. AWD Curwen 12, 46.
AWD Seal 171.
Of Brattleboro? and Arkham. Great-nephew of Uriah Garrison, nephew of Aunt Sophia, fiance of Rhoda Prentiss. AWD Attic (narrator) 309-310, 312, 315, 318-319, 321-322, 325-327.
New Zealand. HPL Call 145, 147, 154.
Arkham area. AWD Witches 294, 302.
Of District School Number Seven, Arkham area. AWD Witches 295, 297, 299, 303.
Of Dunwich. AWD Middle Baptist minister 365.
England. AWD Lurker 138.
Incl: Wadham, Leonard.
AWD Dweller 133; Fisherman 291; Keeper 172; Lamp 255; Lurker beyond Dean's Corners 3, 6, Indian village in the hills past Dunwich 11, 12, 14, northwest of Arkham 24, 26, 31, 36-41, 45, 53, 56, 58, 63, 70, 72, 78-79, 90, 94-96, 99, 110, 117-119, 126-127, 140-141; Middle, mentions Massachusetts 352, between Miskatonic and Round Mountain 353, 354-355, 359-360, 363-365, 368-370; Seal 166, 168; Shuttered 257- 258, 261, 263-264, 267-268, 270, 274, 276, 279-280, low swampy area across river on the edge of Dunwich 280, 281-282, 285, covered bridge 288; Valley 116, 135; Watchers 383, north central Massachusetts 384, directions on how to get there from Boston 385, 386, covered bridge 387, no lunch counter or restaurant 391, 393, 394, near Springfield 394, north central Massachusetts 394, 395, 399, geography and Round Mountain 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404; Wentworth 168-170, 172, 174; Whippoorwills 41, 58; Witches 300, 302.
Incl. Bishop; Bishop, Ambrose; Bishop, Blessed; Bishop, Elizabeth; Bishop family; Bishop, Mis'; Bishop, Septimus; Bishop?, William; Brown, Increase; Cole, Howard; Corey, Mis'; Crary Road; Dunning, Rev. Abraham; Frye, Seth; Glover, Dudley Ropes; Hoadley, Rev. Abijah; Hoag family; Hoag, Rev. Jeptha; Houghton, Sheriff John; Lang, Luke; Marsh, Edward; Marsh family; Marsh?, Ralsa; Orme, Sir Edward; Sawyer, Harold; Sawyer, John; Sawyer, Lutey; Stark, Abel; Stark, Amos; Stark, Dewey; Stark, Ella; Stark, Molly; Wentworth, Genie; Wentworth, Nahum; Whateley, Aberath; Whateley, Abner; Whateley, Clem; Whateley, Cyrus; Whateley family; Whateley, Jeremiah; Whateley, Julia; Whateley, Lavinia; Whateley, Libby; Whateley, Luther; Whateley, Ralsa; Whateley, Sarah; Whateley, Tobias; Whateley, Wilbur; Whateley, Wizard; Whateley, Zebulon; Wilkerson, Ada; Willie, Howard.
Aka: New Dunnich.
Places nearby: Aylesbury Pike; Bear's Den; Bishop's Brook; Carrier's mowing; Cold Spring Glen; Dean's Corners; Devil's Hop Yard; Miskatonic Valley; Round Mountain; Sentinel Hill; Spring Glen Road; Ten Acre Meadow.
Bishop family; Bishop, Jonathon; Bishop, Mrs.; Brown family; Corey family; Corey, Wilbur; Farr, Fred; Frye, Elmer, Selina, and family; Frye, Mrs.; Hoadley, Rev. Abijah; Hutchins, Elam; Jack the Collie; Osborn, Jason; Osborn, Joe; Sawyer, Chauncey; Sawyer, Earl; Sawyer, Sally; Whateley family; Whateley, Lem; Wheeler, Henry; Bowen, Olney; Doten family; Doten, Goodwife; Giles family; Giles, Mrs.; Luther; Seth; Tyndal family; Tyndal, Jebediah; Waterbury, Lew.
(story ref lost) description 194.
FL Terror2 300, 309-310.
HPL Winged Thomas Slauenwhite researched there 244, Slauenwite planned to escape through Durban 254.
Of Darwich University. RAL Abyss 284-290.
Providence. HPL Case 126.
Of Monk's Hollow. HK Hunt 162.
Artist. HPL Medusa 175.
Location of first publication of Von Junzt's Nameless Cults, in 1839. HPL Aeons 269, 271, 277.
A place in the Old Colonies, New England. AWD Lurker 17-18.
HK Jest 61.
Synonym for: Droom-avista.
HK Hunt 168.
Synonym for: Iod.
AWD Dweller 127, 138, description 142, 149, 151-152.
Synonym for: Nyarlathotep.
HK Salem 261.
Synonym for: Nyogtha.
By Gaston Le Fe. CJ Acquarium 305.
HK Invaders 71.
Synonym for: Invaders.
REH Dwellers (122, 124-128, description 129, description 130, 131).
Of College Hill, Providence. HPL Case 154-155.
A city. Kadath 313, 315-316, 320, 324-325, 327, 334, 345, 360-361, 365, 369-370, 375-376, 380, 385.
Of Columbia University. HPL Winged notified Slauenwite that Moore received the flies 252, later stopped writing to Slauenwite after Moore told him of his suspicions 253, awakened by a devil-fly when Moore died 255 & 258.
Rajah of Jadhore. RB Elephant (40), 41, (42-43), 44-48, 51-54.
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