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Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity that first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. The character was created by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe, based on the work of Lovecraft.
Lovecraft conceived a detailed genealogy for Cthulhu and made the character a central figure in corresponding literature. The short story "The Dunwich Horror" in 1928 refers to Cthulhu, while "The Whisperer in Darkness" ( 1930 ) hints that one of his characters knows the creature's origins ( "I learned whence Cthulhu first came, and why half the great temporary stars of history had flared forth." ). The 1931 novella "At the Mountains of Madness" refers to the "star-spawn of Cthulhu", who warred with another race called the Elder Things before the dawn of man.
The term Cthulhu Mythos was first coined by August Derleth, a contemporary correspondent of Lovecraft, who used the name of the creature Cthulhu, a central figure in Lovecraft literature and the focus of Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu" to identify the system of lore employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors.
The writer Richard L. Tierney later applied the term "Derleth Mythos" to distinguish between Lovecraft's works and Derleth's later stories. Authors writing in the Lovecraftian milieu use elements of the Mythos in an ongoing expansion of the fictional universe.
Robert M. Price described, in his essay "H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos" two stages in the development of the Cthulhu Mythos. The first stage, termed the "Cthulhu Mythos proper" by Price, was formulated during Lovecraft's lifetime and was subject to his guidance. The second stage was guided by August Derleth who, in addition to publishing Lovecraft's stories after his death, attempted to categorize and expand the Mythos.
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We wanted to make these pages a bit more than just a picture inside a layout which would only tell : be a fan ... In fact, we think that every fan of any subject deserves a bit more, more pictures ( when it is possible ) and more texts too. We wished to make this fanlisting a subject of fun for all Cthulhu fans :) We still do not know if it's ok but, well, we really hope so.
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