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A Cthulhu Mythos Glosary

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Below is a glossary of Cthulhu Mythos terms that are made reference-to in my Runesword tome building. All entries are based on the Encyclopedia Cthulhiana, first edition, Chaosium Fiction, 1994. Entries in [ ] indicatde my own comments.

Cthonians |  Cthulhi  |  Cthulhu  |  Dagon |  Deep Ones  |  Lemuria  |  Hounds of Tindalos

Cthonians A race of subteranean burrowers resembling short-tenticled, eyeless squids. They are led by a gigantic member of their species called Shudde-M'ell. The cthonians move by burrowing through rock using a process that seems to melt the stone through which they travel. Through the use of a similar process the cthonians may cause eaqrthquakes or subsidences whenever they desire.

I Cthulid

Cthulhi (a.k.a. Star Spawn of Cthulhu) Beings that came to down from the stars with Cthulhu and dream with their master in the sunken corpse-city of R'Lyeh.

I Cthulid

Cthulhu Great Old One resembling a clawed, octupus-headded humanoid with great bat-like wings. Cthulhu lies in a deathless sleep beneath the ocean, but legends says that he will rise again when the stars are right to rule the world.

I Cthulid

Dagon Fish god worshipped by the Cannonites and adopted by the Philistines. Dagon has been connected with both agricultural and marine life, and may have been revered in order to bring fruitful harvests to both farmers and fishermen. It was the Temple of Dagon, according to the Bible, that Samson brought down upon his tormentors (Judges 16:23).  Dagon plays a minor, yet important role in the Cthulhu Mythos. In these texts he appears as a Deep One of tremedous proportions, and is worhsipped by Deep Ones and some coastal dwellers along with his mate Mother Hydra.


I Cthulid

Deep Ones A race of fish-like humanoid beings that worship Dagon, Hydra and Cthulhu, though this name may be applied to other aquatic creatures that worship the Great Old Ones. Some believe that the Deep Ones came to Earth at the same time that Cthulhu did, but others in direct contact with these amphibious ones beleive that they evolved upon this planet.

 

I Cthulid


Lemuria According to legends, land that sank beneath the Pacific Ocean thousands of years ago. This land might be identicle with Mu. [My Tome The Valley of Lemuria will contain all of the 'modules' for the Manacles series. It is intended as a shadowy, possibly pre-historic relation to the Lemuria of Lovecraft, et. al.]

I Cthulid


Hounds of Tindalos (also Tind'Losi Hounds) Beings who come from the distant past, or possibly another dimension. The Hounds appear much like greenish hairless dogs with blue toungues, or possibly like black formless shadows; it is difficult to be sure of the Hounds true forms. They dwell is Tindalos, a city of corkscrew towers, but have been known to go forth to other places and times to attack their prey.
     The Hounds of Tindalos are the embodiment of Foulness, and lust after something of the pureness in humanity [and to a lesser extent, all living beings]. The Hounds hate all natural life because of this, seeking to destroy any such beings they encounter.

I Cthulid

 


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