All Hail the Mighty Cthulhu?

When H.P Lovecraft wrote his horror masterpiece The Call of Cthulhu , I’m doubtful he envisioned the future cult celebrity of his ultimate evil god. Or maybe he did.  His hideous appearance, incredible power and impossible to spell name has captured the imagination of a new generation of horror fans. Fans who love plush toys and silly hats…

Is this a cheapening of the great man’s work or is it a modern ode to the genius that created this mythos?

I’m not sure myself but I really want those slippers.

Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival… a survival of a hugely remote period when… consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity… forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds…

– Algernon Blackwood

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One thought on “All Hail the Mighty Cthulhu?

  1. I don’t think it’s intended to be an insult, but rather a joke on the character. Cthulhu is supposed to be this terrifying, undersea entity beyond our understanding, and yet we create this oxymoron of a plushie or what-have-you. Joking about something scary is a pretty natural way to manage feelings of fear.

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