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The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to

Lovecraftian Horror by Daniel Harms

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Original Title: The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana


ISBN: 1568821190
ISBN13: 9781568821191
Autor: Daniel Harms
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars (2826) counts
Original Format: Paperback, 423 pages
Download Format: PDF, RTF, ePub, CHM, MP3.
Published: July 1st 1998 / by Chaosium / (first published 1994)
Language: English
Genre(s):
Horror- 13 users
Fiction- 4 users
Lovecraftian >Cthulhu Mythos- 4 users
Fantasy- 3 users
Games >Role Playing Games- 3 users

Description:

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 Bloch, Brian Lumley, and Stephen King. This book is the first major
attempt in many years to provide a comprehensive guide to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

This second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a
hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. New features include thumbnail
illustrations of the most important signs and symbols and a timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos
spanning billions of years. Many entries have been revised to reflect our latest understanding of
the Mythos, and the infamous Necronomicon appendix has been greatly expanded. Also present
for the first time is "A Brief History of the Cthulhu Mythos," which examines the evolution of the
genre.

About Author:

Other Editions:

- The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (Paperback)


- Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror (Paperback)

- Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (Kindle Edition)

- Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror (Paperback)


- Enciclopedia de los Mitos de Cthulhu (Paperback)

Books By Author:

- The Necronomicon Files: The Truth Behind Lovecraft's Legend

- The Long Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire

- The Book of Oberon: A Sourcebook of Elizabethan Magic


- Shotguns v. Cthulhu

- Tales of the Sleepless City (Call of Cthulhu RPG)

Books In The Series:

- The Hastur Cycle

- The Shub-Niggurath Cycle: Tales of the Black Goat with a Thousand Young (Call of
Cthulhu Fiction)

- The Azathoth Cycle: Tales of the Blind Idiot God

- The Book of Iod: Ten Tales of the Mythos


- The Dunwich Cycle: Where the Old Gods Wait (Cthulhu Cycle Book, #9)

- The Cthulhu Cycle: Thirteen Tentacles of Terror

- The Necronomicon: Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome
of the Mad Arab

- Disciples of Cthulhu

- The Xothic Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter

- The Nyarlathotep Cycle: The God of a Thousand Forms

Related Books On Our Site:

- Mysteries of the Worm: Twenty Cthulhu Mythos Tales by Robert Bloch (Call of
Cthulhu Fiction)
- The Hastur Cycle

- Nameless Cults: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard

- The Book of Iod: Ten Tales of the Mythos

- Cold Print
- Disciples of Cthulhu

- Delta Green (Call of Cthulhu RPG)

- The Taint and Other Novellas

- The Horror in the Museum & Other Revisions


- The Mask of Cthulhu

- Cthulhu's Reign

- The Book of Cthulhu

- The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions


- New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

Rewiews:

Jan 13, 2017


Dan Schwent
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The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is a reference book detailing the works of HP Lovecraft and his
contemporaries, as well as those influenced by them in the ensuing decades, relating to the
Cthulhu mythos.
I've been on the periphery of Lovecraftian fandom for a couple decades, starting with Black Seas
of Infinity: The Best of H.P. Lovecraft. With the amount of material out there, it's hard to know
where to start. With this book, I finally feel like I have a guide.
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is a reference book detailing the works of HP Lovecraft and his
contemporaries, as well as those influenced by them in the ensuing decades, relating to the
Cthulhu mythos.
I've been on the periphery of Lovecraftian fandom for a couple decades, starting with Black Seas
of Infinity: The Best of H.P. Lovecraft. With the amount of material out there, it's hard to know
where to start. With this book, I finally feel like I have a guide.
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is an exhaustive exploration of the Cthulhu mythos, detailing
such mythos staples as Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Randolph Carter, to tangently related
characters like Conan, to later derivative works like Titus Crow. Throw in creatures like the
Nightgaunts and books like the Book of Eibon, and you've got a ton of material to digest.
The best part is sources are mentioned. If you want to know where the information from the Dagon
entry comes from, the book has you covered. If you want to know where The Blasted Heath is
mentioned, ditto.
This book has quite a bit of depth and there must have been a staggering amount of research
going into it. What other reference book has multiple origins of Abdul Alhazred, the mad Arab who
penned the Necronomicon and the origin of the word Tekeli-Li?
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia isn't really a book you want to read from cover to cover.
However, if you don't know Fthaggua from the Fungi from Yuggoth, you'll find this invaluable. Four
out of five Fhtagn stars.
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7 comments

Johnny
If you've gone this far, Alan Moore has taken the Lovecraft myths a step or two further in his
Providence series of comics. It is detailed, has cameos
If you've gone this far, Alan Moore has taken the Lovecraft myths a step or two further in his
Providence series of comics. It is detailed, has cameos by H. P. as Moore sees him, and definitely
for adults who haven't failed their sanity check. One scene is creepier than anything I've seen in
my life, but like a train wreck, I had to keep looking in uncanny and inexplicable fascination.

Jan 14, 2017 12:12PM

Dan Schwent
I've read Neonomicon and Providence is on my radar.

Jan 14, 2017 12:13PM