Like all other great authors who dabbled with creativity, thought outside the box and created something new and revolutionary, Lovecraft created an alternative fictional universe with its own set of laws and forces, with utmost conviction. If there’s someone who can be accredited with ground-breaking innovation in the realm of fantasy horror fiction, it is Howard Philips Lovecraft alone. And here it would be worthwhile to get a little more into the depth of the Cthuhlu Mythos and explore its fascinating archives.
The Great Old Ones
The biggest reason for the Cthulhu Mythos being considered a gutsy work of fiction, is that mankind takes a complete backseat here. What you invariably find is a set of celestial God-like creatures that inhabit the cosmos that are constantly warring with one another, and their powerful forces shape the dynamics of the cosmos.
These ancient cosmic deities are often involved in this book in various ways, and are known to influence the paranormal forces and events that seem to terrify mankind today. Each of the members of the order of the ‘great ones’ is characterized by not just their name, but a description, epithet and various references all through the book. This is exactly why one needs to focus on the entire perspective here and read the series from the beginning to fully understand and appreciate the significance of each reference.
Egyptian God Amun
One particular deity who has featured time and again in the Cthuhlu Mythos as well as the Crypt of Cthulhu, is the Egyptian God Amun who along with his significant other Amaunet, has been ruling the land since the times of the Old Kingdom. Another ‘Great Old One’ that Amen constantly interacts with, is the Sun God Ra. For more of such characters detailing, keep visiting us here!