"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: deep-ones, necronomicon, innsmouth, cthulhu, hydra
"As a foulness shall ye know Them. Their hand is at your throats, yet ye see Them not; and Their habitation is even one with your guarded threshold. Yog-Sothoth is the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet. Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror"
Tags: massachusetts, wizard, monster, dunwich, azhmodai
"It seems that Yig, the snake-god of the central plains tribes--presumably the primal source of the more southerly Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan--was an odd, half-anthropomorphic devil of highly arbitrary and capricious nature. He was not wholly evil, and was usually quite well-disposed toward those who gave proper respect to him and his children, the serpents; but in the autumn he became abnormally ravenous, and had to be driven away by means of suitable rites. That was why the tom-toms in the Pawnee, Wichita, and Caddo country pounded ceaselessly week in and week out in August, September, and October; and why the medicine-men made strange noises with rattles and whistles curiously like those of the Aztecs and Mayas." -H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop, "The Curse of Yig"
Tags: necronomicon, horror, the-curse-of-yig, serpent-man, serpent
"Beyond life there are'--his face grew ashen with terror--'things that I cannot distinguish. They move slowly through angles. They have no bodies, and they move slowly through outrageous angles...God, they are breaking through! They are breaking through! Smoke is pouring in from the corners of the wall. Their tongues--ahhh--" -Frank Belknap Long, The Hounds Of Tindalos
Tags: horror, miskatonic, necronomicon, azhmodai, whisperer-in-darkness
Very lucky shirt design from “LosFutbolko” Howard Phillips Lovecraft Shirts! Howard Phillips Lovecraft August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H.P. Lovecraft — was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.
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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, giving somehow a vague sensation of both the bat and the sloth. 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: zealis-bishop, klarkash-ton, spawn, mythos, call-of-cthulhu
Lovecraft's major invention was cosmic horror, that the true mystery of life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien.. Best known as a writer of 'weird fiction', he wrote many short stories, novels and novellas.
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