CTHULATHON: DAY 115

: the Cthulhu Mythos. In 1937, Derleth wrote the short story "The Return of Hastur", and proposed two groups of opposed cosmic entities:  ... the Old or Ancient Ones, the Elder Gods, of cosmic good, and those of cosmic evil, bearing many names, and themselves of different groups, as if associated with the elements and yet transcending them: for there are the Water Beings, hidden in the depths; those of Air that are the primal lurkers beyond time; those of Earth, horrible animate survivors of distant eons.
Cthulhu | 115 of 365

August Derleth, a correspondent of Lovecraft, used the creature’s name to identify thesystem of lore employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors

 

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