What can anyone add of the Great Old One Cthulhu? By far the most famous of Lovecraft’s creations, He has also become the most popularized, neutered, and generified. He’s a great big dragon that sleeps under the sea and wants to devour thousands of souls for breakfast. Let’s make an ironic college club around him and name it Campus Crusade for Cthulhu? Eh.
Everyone reading this already knows the most evocative line about this egregore:
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.
He is a sleeping god. He is beyond death. And He drives you insane with contemplation of him. Okay fine to all that, but we’ve been inured to such things. What is special about this egregore, that defines him apart from being “the one most often turned into a plushy toy by now.”
Well for one, we know…
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