Cthulhu (other spellings: Kutulu, Kthulhut, Thu Thu, Tulu, and many others) is a fictional character in the Cthulhu Mythos created by horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu is often preceded by the title Great or Dread.
Lovecraft suggested that Cthulhu is pronounced "Khlul'-hloo" (IPA: [ˈʀlʊlχlu]). According to Lovecraft, however, this is merely the closest that the human vocal apparatus can come to reproducing the syllables of an alien language. Other possible pronunciations include /kəˈθuːluː/, /kəˈθʊːluː/, or /kəˈtʰʊːluː/.
Although the cycle of stories written by Lovecraft, his protégés, and his literary successors bear the label "Cthulhu Mythos" (a term invented by August Derleth and never used by Lovecraft), Cthulhu is arguably one of the least terrible creatures in the pantheon. Cthulhu himself debuted in Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu" (1928)—though he makes minor appearances in a few other of Lovecraft's works.
Originally posted by Venoaris
I've heard of this creature/being name cthulhu, anyone else? What is it?
Originally posted by lilwolf
Is this the same creature (?) that is mentioned in the Necronomicon?
Originally posted by surrender_dorothy
Cthulhu will rise from the depths on december 21st 2012 at 11:11am GMT.
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Originally posted by Legalizer
Cthulhu is a cousin of the dark god google, go ask him.
[edit on 23-6-2006 by masqua]