Cthulhu Mythos

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Name: Cthulhu Mythos
Creator: H.P. Lovecraft, many others
Date(s): from the 1920s on
Medium: literature
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Cthulhu Mythos is a literary shared universe started by the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and further developed by other authors during his lifetime and after his death. The Cthulhu character has become a popular figure in mainstream pop culture with many unaware of the works which it originated from.

Example Stories

  • "Medusa's Coil", the short story by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop.
  • "The Cthulhu Mythos" by August Derleth
  • "The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft
  • "The Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith
  • "Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith
  • "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard
  • "The Hounds of Tindalos" by Frank Belknap Long
  • "The Space-Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long
  • "The Dweller in Darkness" by August Derleth
  • "Beyond the Threshold" by August Derleth
  • "The Shambler from the Stars" by Robert Bloch
  • "The Haunter of the Dark" by H. P. Lovecraft
  • "The Shadow from the Steeple" by Robert Bloch
  • "Notebook Found in a Deserted House" by Robert Bloch
  • "The Salem Horror" by Henry Kuttner
  • "The Haunter of the Graveyard" by J. Vernon Shea*
  • "Cold Print" by J. Ramsey Campbell*
  • "The Sister City" by Brian Lumley*
  • "Cement Surroundings" by Brian Lumley*
  • "The Deep Ones" by James Wade*
  • "The Return of the Lloigor" by Colin Wilson*

Notable Characters






  • Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! edited by Michael Reaves and John Pelan, an anthology of Sherlock Holmes crossovers with the Cthulhu Mythos. (Contains A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman, which won a Hugo Award for Best Short Story.)


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