Elder Sign Notebooks
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Pisces! "I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"
Tags: hp-lovecraft, hydra, elder-sign, pisces, fish
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Sagittarius! "Above the waist it was semi-anthropomorphic; though its chest...had the leathery, reticulated hide of a crocodile or alligator. The back was piebald with yellow and black, and dimly suggested the squamous covering of certain snakes. Below the waist, though, it was the worst; for here all human resemblance left off and sheer phantasy began. The skin was thickly covered with coarse black fur, and from the abdomen a score of long greenish-grey tentacles with red sucking mouths protruded limply. Their arrangement was odd, and seemed to follow the symmetries of some cosmic geometry unknown to earth or the solar system. On each of the hips, deep set in a kind of pinkish, ciliated orbit, was what seemed to be a rudimentary eye; whilst in lieu of a tail there depended a kind of trunk or feeler with purple annular markings, and with many evidences of being an undeveloped mouth or throat. The limbs, save for their black fur, roughly resembled the hind legs of prehistoric earth's giant saurians, and terminated in ridgy-veined pads that were neither hooves nor claws." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror"
Tags: lovecraft, horoscope, astrology, star-sign, archer
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Aries! "It came crawling up the hillside to the alter and the sacrefice, and it was the black thing of my dreams--that black ropy, slimy, jelly tree-thing out of the woods. It crawled up and it flowed up on its hoofs and mouths and snaky arms. And the men bowed and stood back and then it got to the alter where they was something squirmin on top, squirming and screaming." --Robert Bloch, "Notebook Found In a Deserted House"
Tags: elder-sign, dark-young, call-of-cthulhu, necronomicon, mythos
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Taurus! "Oozing and surging up out of that yawning trap-door in the Cyclopean crypt I had glimpsed such an unbelievable behemothic monstrosity that I could not doubt the power of its original to kill with its mere sight. Even now I cannot begin to suggest it with any words at my command. I might call it gigantic—tentacled—proboscidian—octopus-eyed—semi-amorphous—plastic—partly squamous and partly rugose—ugh! But nothing I could say could even adumbrate the loathsome, unholy, non-human, extra-galactic horror and hatefulness and unutterable evil of that forbidden spawn of black chaos and illimitable night. As I write these words the associated mental image causes me to lean back faint and nauseated." -H.P. Lovecraft & Hazel Heald, "Out Of the Aeons"
Tags: necronomicon, azhmodai, call-of-cthulhu, ghatanothoa, elder-sign
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Taurus! "He was very squat and pot-bellied, his head was more like a monstrous toad than a deity, and his whole body was covered with an imitation of short fur... His sleepy lids were half-lowered over his globular eyes; and the tip of a queer tongue issued from his fat mouth." — Clark Ashton Smith,"The Tale of Satampra Zeiros"
Tags: taurus, star-sign, lovecraft, astrology, cthulhu
“The Thing cannot be described - there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. A mountain walked or stumbled. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
Tags: miskatonic, tentacles, innsmouth, cthulu, call-of-cthulhu
"They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membraneous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"
Tags: elder-sign, yuggoth, cancer, fungi-from-yuggoth, crab
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Scorpio! It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train — a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. — H. P. Lovecraft, "At the Mountains of Madness"
Tags: azhmodai, scorpion, necronomicon, call-of-cthulhu, star-sign
The Essex County department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled a Clambake at the Innsmouth marina this Friday! There will be Food and Music, Face Painting for the kids, and sorts of surprises! Come join us as we celebrate the bounty of the see and our gurgling watery voiced overlords! Sizing runs a little small, so if in doubt, order 1 size up.
Tags: goth, dagon, hp-lovecraft, halloween, elder sign
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Capricorn! "Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!" -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"
Tags: astrology, cthulhu, star-sign, horoscope, zodiac
The stars are right for those born under the sign of Libra! "The Great Race's members were immense rugose cones ten feet high, and with head and other organs attached to foot-thick, distensible limbs spreading from the apexes. They spoke by the clicking or scraping of huge paws or claws attached to the end of two of their four limbs, and walked by the expansion and contraction of a viscous layer attached to their vast, ten-foot bases." -H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out of Time
Tags: astrology, azhmodai, call-of-cthulhu, necronomicon, balance