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However if you are willing to its a great way of jumping around from subject to subject as the cross referencing is incredibly detailed. This makes for a fascinating and unpredictable exploration of the mythos. However it is on the characters, places and material of the stories and not t This is a hard book to read - yes it is exactly what it says it is - an encyclopaedia so as you can imagine its impossible to read from one cover to the other linearly, or at least incredibly difficult to do so. However it is on the characters, places and material of the stories and not the stories themselves. So for example it will not tell you the events of a story just the events that surround the character - for example there are references to Dexter Ward but not what happened in the story.

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WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. This avatar resembles a tremendous black mass which moves through the sky, constantly throwing out streamers with which it seems to pulls itself through the air. The Messenger only appears for extremely important events, such as the emergence of Cthulhu from his tomb.

One small Druid-cult has worshiped Nyarlathotep for millennia. He often appears at their rites in this form, but will transform into another if attacked. TheArkham Evil, Diaper et. A dangerous woman dressed in red who sometimes displays demonic features.

She is considered a counterpart of the King in Yellow, though the relationship of the two figures is unclear. See Queen in Red. Malleus Monstrorum, Aniolowski O. SET Egypt: Nyarlathotep has been known to appear in the guise of this Egyptian deity.

A black humanoid figure represented as playing a sort of horn. The Tcho-tcho people of Malaysia revere this being, calling it forth to take vengeance against those who have offended them. This rare manifestation resembles a twelvefoot living skeleton with the head of a human embryo and tremendous claws on his hands. Nyarlathotep only takes on this form when he transforms from one of his other avatars due to an attack. A particularly despicable cult in Turkey and the surrounding area reveres Nyarlathotep in the guise of a flayed corpse.

Horror on the Orient Express, Gillan et. This form consists of a dwarfed human figure, with four arms and three tentacles as legs.. It is mentioned in the Cthaat Aquadingen and has a small following in India.

See Cthaat Aquadingen. Imprisoned long ago in the Temple of Akhnut in the depths of the jungle, this reality-devouring avatar is the focus of a cult led by the masked Skunga-Zu that seeks to free it. A man with dark skin with a smoking mirror in place of one of his feet. Tezcatlipoca was one of the Aztec's most important deities. A Resection of Time, Johnson O. Although most consider the King in Yellow to be an avatar of Hastur, this may provide an alternate explanation.

This hypothetical form, resembling an ibis-headed human, may be the guise which Nyarlathotep adopted for use among the early Egyptians. Nyarlathotep manifests as an artificial intelligence in this form, whether driven by electricity or clockwork.

A column of whirling black tentacles and screaming mouths. This particular form of Nyarlathotep has been known to possess a chosen victim, later bursting apart its host's body upon its departure.

Though it is alluded to in some Hindu tales, the Writher has no known worshipers. Escape from Innsmouth, Ross O. A glowing blond young man wearing dazzlingly white robes. Nyarlathotep's only known appearance in this form was to a splinter group of the Shakers, though once again parallels may be found in the witch-trial accounts. Arabic script that should be written on a wall using blue and green chalk.

Its powers and uses are unknown. Chant contained within the Cthaat Aquadingen and the Codex Dagonensis. It may be used to destroy zombies and other of the living dead that possess a physical body. It possesses vampiric characteristics, feeding off the souls of those with whom it comes into contact. Nyogtha dwells deep beneath the earth in the caverns of Yoth, or possibly within a dark world circling Arcturus.

It can only manifest itself through certain openings to the upper world. Such openings have been found in Massachusetts, Syria, Tartary, Romania, New Zealand and the Plateau of Leng, but they undoubtedly exist in other places as yet undiscovered.

Nyogtha is not thought to have an active cult, though solitary sorcerers invoke it to gain personal power. It has been connected with at least one of the witches executed in the Salem witch-trials, and there have been other instances of worship scattered worldwide.

Some cults associated with ghouls also serve Nyogtha. The Thing that Should Not Be may be summoned at the entrance of a cavern leading to its home. One theory about Nyogtha suggests that Nyogtha possesses a link to the Elder Things.

Nyogtha appealed to these aliens to aid its growth, and the Elder Things agreed, hoping to control it. However, as they had feared, Nyogtha began to break away from their control. In response, they constructed a huge magical shield that kept Nyogtha imprisoned in a cavern on his native New Zealand, unable to reach his full maturity.

This theory does not explain how Nyogtha has manifested itself elsewhere in the world. No matter what his nature, Nyogtha is relatively easy to drive off. Use of an ankh, the Vach-Viraj chant, or the Tikkoun Elixir will cause Nyogtha to return to the caverns from whence it came. Since these three items are all connected with life and purity, it may be that other chants or items with the same connections might be useful as well. English mental institution located near Glasgow.

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Despite the high quality of care given to the patients, the Sanitarium is best remembered for the scandal caused by the death of five inmates and one attendant on the night of January 1, Vows taken by worshipers of Dagon to ensure loyalty to their god and his cult.

All members take the First Oath; this vow ensures that the person will not allow the Order to come to harm. The second is intended for more devoted members and calls that person to actively aid the deep ones in their projects.

Only a few take the third Oath, as it couples the oath-taker with a companion deep one, with whom the person must have children to perpetuate the deep one race. Some say that the Third Oath will also awaken the deep one blood in a person. Knowledge of the deep one tongue is also expected of those who take the third Oath. Evidence suggests that there maybe even higher levels of oaths taken by deacons and priests in the Order.

Book by Sir Wade Jermyn, an explorer who made three trips to the Congo, published in Jermyn is best remembered not for his discoveries, but for his eccentricities. After his second trip, for example, he brought back a Portuguese wife who he kept in seclusion and left in Africa on his third trip. After a while, Jermyn s eccentricity turned to mania, and he was committed in Observations on Several Parts of Africa tells of Jermyn's discovery of a prehistoric white civilization within the Congo, its ruined city, and the survivals which inhabit it.

Book published in the late s by the eminent occultist J. Cornelius Wassermann. Wasserman describes his beliefs on the "Primal Ones" and their eventual goals as they relate to humanity. The books sold well in the darker occult circles, but several other groups banned its author from their meetings. See Liber Damnatus. Book written by Hieriarchus around AD.

Anonymous pamphlet printed in colonial times that maybe a section of a larger work by Alijah Hoadley. It deals with reputed sorcerers and mysterious events in New England, especially the case of Richard Billington of Dunwich, Massachusetts. Stories of the same events might also be found in Cotton Mathers' Magnolia Christi Americana, though each author highlights different details. Derleth removed this reference, separating the two works. It is home to the University of Nyingtove.

Its buildings are incredibly dilapidated, and few people are visible on the streets. Capital city of Lomar. This town's buildings were all of marble, and the images of men with beards adorned the peaks of pillars set throughout the city.

Olathoe was a center for culture and learning, until the Inutos came from over the mountains and destroyed the people of Lomar. See Lomar; Noton and Kadiphonek. Some say that they are an entirely different type of being which contact humans through possession, but so little is known of them that making this distinction may be impossible. The two definitions given above are the most popular ones.

College student from Toledo who was instrumental in bringing about the government raid on Innsmouth. Olmstead, a junior at Oberlin College, visited this town on July 15, Following a harrowing experience with the townsfolk, he fled the town and convinced the government to begin an investigation of the town. In , Olmstead and a cousin who had been committed to an asylum both vanished, and it is believed that agents from Innsmouth spirited him away.

Derleth used the name "Williamson" for this character, but "Williamson" was the maiden name of HPL's character's mother. The only time the name has appeared in fiction, to my knowledge, is in the Sargent story.

Pamphlet which appeared in Salem in and which circulates secretly through the occult community. The author's name was never discovered, but this document was involved in a series of murders immediately after its publication. It is now so rare that very few booksellers will acknowledge that it exists at all. On the Sending Out of the Soul is only eight pages long. The first seven contain only vague mystical language, but the eighth contains a formula for astral travel.

One who uses this spell will be successful, but will also contact Hydra at the same time. Great Old One who dwells in the ruins of Sarkomand.

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It is said to be the mate of the moon-god Mnomquah, who will come to earth to join Oorn when it breaks free of its lunar prison. See Mnomquah; Sarkomand. Mad Moon of Dreams, Lumley O. Valley in the Dreamlands in which King Kuranes constructed the timeless city of Celephai's. See Aran; Celephai's; Serranian. Pope Clement V founded the Order in , at the request of the French king who required help in revealing the corruption of the Knights Templar. It might be that this was the consolidation of a previously-existing organization of the same name, but the records are not clear on this topic.

The order received its name because of its chief asset: The Order was successful in discrediting the Templars, obtaining a number of the knights' books for their library. After the Order's head, Renaldo Sinibaldo, went insane and was executed in , the group restricted access to these books save in extreme cases.

The Order had a few other modest successes, including the capture and execution of Ludwig Prinn, and many of their number joined the Inquisition without that body's knowledge of their other affiliation.

The Order was disbanded at the orders of Pope Leo XIII, but it works on in secret from a monastery in the Alps, with other regional headquarters in cities such as Arkham.

Its members are recruited from within the Church, often becoming wandering priests, dedicated to fighting Darkness wherever it may be found. Large isle in the Dreamlands' Southern Sea. Its landmarks include the city of Bahama, Mount Ngranek, and the Lake of Yath, on the far side of which sits the city of Queen Tyrrhia.

See Bahama; Ngranek; Southern Sea; vooniths. The first printing of Joachim Feery's Notes on the Necronomicon, which appeared in It contains much material expurgated from the later version, and is considered by a few to be more complete than the AlAzif itself because of this.

See Feery, Joachim; Notes on the Necronomicon. See Orne, Simon. Scientist and reputed wizard of Salem, Massachusetts. At least one person at the witch-trials testified that she had seen Orne at a Sabbat, but he seems to have escaped punishment nonetheless. He was a chemist and scientist of some note, conducting extensive correspondence with his fellow researchers Joseph Curwen and Edward Hutchinson. Orne continued to live in Salem until , when his ageless appearance began to excite comment.

In that year, he donated his books to Miskatonic University Library and sailed for Europe. Thirty years later, Simon's son Jedediah returned to Salem with documents that allowed him to take possession of his father's estate. Jedediah, who looked exactly like his father, vanished in during an action coordinated by some of the colony's most prominent men. Some say that Jedidiah was actually Simon, and many are also convinced that he lived on in Altstadt, Prague under the name Josef Nadek for some time.

If so, he might have been slain with the destruction of his house in Being conceived in the mating of Tsathoggua and Shathak on the world of Yaksh. Ossadagowah appears as a great toad-like creature with bat-wings, webbed feet, and tentacles in place of a face, or a misty shape with a tentacled face.

It dwells on the world of Yrautrom or Abbith near Algol, and can only come to earth if thirteen wizards summon it when Algol is in the sky. He was worshiped in Hyperborea, and a complex spell involving powdered opals and hippogriff's tears was occasionally cast to bring him to earth.

The Native American tribes of Massachusetts once knew how to call down Ossadogowah, but most of these did not use this knowledge, considering it an evil act. When called, Ossadogwah cannot be banished and must leave of its own volition. Creatures called "Eye Killers" attend him. See Misquamacus; Sfatlicllp; Shathak; Tsathoggua. Group of beings that protect the lesser gods of Earth in the Dreamlands.

Their only known member is Nyarlathotep. They may be identical to the Outer Gods, or they may include other entities unknown to us. Mythos "demon" which appears as a black monster with two pairs of legs and a fat face with one eye. He often paralyzes his victims and can only be destroyed by fire. In some references, he seems to be one of the servants of Great Cthulhu, and dwells beneath the waves striving for his master's return.

In others, Othuum is the "Great Master of Those-Who-WaitWithout", and has been influencing sensitive individuals for millennia so that he might be freed from an alternate dimension.

He is served by beings called the "Grinners at the Gate". See Othuum Omnicia. Book in Latin which details the proper worship of the being Othuum, and provides a powerful exorcism. The locations of only two copies are known: See Othuum. Great Old One known as the "Doom-Walker". It resembles an eye surrounded by innumerable tentacles, a form which bears much resemblance to Cyaegha and which may suggest a link between the two.

Othuyeg and his spawn, which were created in their parent's image, dwell beneath the ground within the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the fabled land of Cakatomia, awaiting the time when they may issue forth to reconquer the surface world. The Black Book of the Skull and the Necronomicon mention Othuyeg, but no other references in Mythos books have been found. Othuyeg desires to open a gate so Zathog and the Zarrians may invade this planet, but how the Great Old One hopes to achieve this is unknown.

See Zarr; Zathog. See Oukranos. The lands by the river are garden-like, and a stealthy traveler may see the shy buopoths who live nearby. Group of beings who are differentiated from the Great Old Ones.

Usually the Outer Gods are thought of as personifications of cosmic forces, while the Great Old Ones are immensely powerful, yet limited, alien beings. Others who may be included in their number are Tulzscha, Daoloth, and Abhoth. See mi-go. The primary purpose of this, expedition was to collect fossils from Antarctic rock.

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To this end, Professor Frank Pabodie of the Department of Engineering invented a drill capable of boring deep underground to extract specimens. After a period of largely unremarkable drilling, a biology professor named Lake set off on a side expedition to a site northwest of the main camp.

There he hoped to find an explanation for certain strange impressions that the previous drilling had uncovered.

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According to reports made to the outside world, the expedition exceeded the team's expectations; they discovered a range of mountains taller than the Himalayas, as well as the fossilized remains of creatures which seemed to be part animal and part plant.

At this point, reports to the outside world ceased. Apparently, an epidemic of madness overtook the scientists camped near the mountains, and all of them save one were killed by one another. Following this tragedy, the rest of the expedition's members gathered what little data they had already discovered and returned to Miskatonic. Many were later diagnosed with dementia Antarctica and were confined to institutions for a brief while. Shortly after his return, Professor Dyer published his account of the "true" occurrences of the Pabodie expedition with hopes of discouraging further scientific visits to Antarctica.

The scientific community held this manuscript in low esteem, and its impact on Antarctic exploration has been minimal.

Entity connected with the King in Yellow. In the play of the same name, the Pallid Mask acts as Hastur's messenger to the city of Yhtill. The Pallid Mask comes to cities filled with decadence and depression to decide whether they should be incorporated into Carcosa. Other references cite the Pallid Mask as the semblance the King in Yellow puts on when dealing with mortals.

See Carcosa; King in Yellow; Yhtill. The third section of the Book ofEibon. Von Junzt later paraphrased this material in his Unaussprechlichen Knlten. Volume written by Pnom, Hyperborea's leading genealogist and seer, in his homelands "Elder Script". Pnom of Mnardis was a great archivist and magician, and Eibon credits him with saving the town of Urcheeth from an invisible monster.

One section of Eibon's Book suggests that his mentor Zylac left the only known copy of Pnom's work in the astral realm's City Misery Ruined. The Parchments give the lineage of Tsathoggua, instructions for making a triple circle of protection, and many exorcisms, both minor and powerful, intended especially for use against the spirits of the cold north. Some parts of it hint that humanity's origin was more unpleasant than we would like to think. It also states that invisible creatures cast a shadow by the light of the moon.

See Nug and Yeb; Tsathoggua; Zylac. Forest of the Dreamlands. The people here are known for their ivory carvings, though more often the people themselves are captured and sold to the merchants on the black galleys at Dylath-Leen. Parg is the home of the monstrous fireworms and many other magical, dangerous creatures. Town in the Hudson River Valley, near Brewster, and the site of numerous paranormal happenings. Despite its locale, Patridgeville appears much as a small New England town, with its Congregational church and village green.

In this century, the Patridgeville Chemical Laboratories have become the town's major industry. Patridgeville was the home of Halpin Chalmers and was the site of his murder and Fred Carstairs. Some claim that a horror from outer space was nearly destroyed in a fire in nearby Mulligan Wood. One-time professor of political economics, and later psychology, at Misikatonic University.

Peaslee was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and became a professor of political economics at Miskatonic in He married Alice Keezar in the following year, and they had three children.

In , Professor Peaslee underwent a mysterious seizure followed by a bout of amnesia and a severe change in personality. For the next five years, the professor embarked upon a study of history, anthropology, and mythology, undertaking voyages to all parts of the world to consult esoteric information in an apparent attempt to regain his memory.

During this period, his wife divorced him, and all of his children, save for his son Wingate, refused to have anything to do with him. Many psychologists studied him, but confessed that his condition baffled them. This state of affairs concluded in , when Peaslee inexplicably returned to health. At this time Wingate was returned to his custody. Peaslee seemed completely normal at first, though he found he had an inexplicable knowledge of both Aklo and Classical Greek.

Soon after his return, however, he was plagued by nightmares of alien creatures and tremendous stone cities. These visions forced him to abandon the professorship that the University had returned to him, and he spent the: While searching through many other cases like his own, Peaslee found many striking parallels between his own condition and those of others in the past.

These findings were published in several academic journals, and in , the University awarded him a professorship in Miskatonic's psychology department in recognition of his achievements. Along with his son Wingate, and Professors Dyer, Freeborn, and Tyler, Nathaniel Peaslee traveled to Australia in to aid in excavations of a supposed ruined city in the desert. A month and a half later, he left the diggings, following an attempt to cease excavations in a certain area.

Son of Nathaniel Peaslee and psychology professor at Miskatonic University. Wingate was only eight when his father underwent his mysterious change in personality. His father's affliction encouraged Wingate to study psychology, and, after he had completed his graduate work, the young man gained a professorship at Miskatonic University.

Wingate accompanied his father upon the Australian expedition of Despite his father's request, he and his colleagues continued their excavations of a seemingly prehuman city. Fortunately, nothing went amiss, and the team returned to Miskatonic unscathed by the horrors Nathaniel vowed he had seen. In , he is believed to have made another trip back to Australia to visit the ruins of the city. What Peaslee found there remains classified to this day. Following a celebrated post-war career as an instructor at Miskatonic, Peaslee took up the post of director of Miskatonic's Wilmarth Foundation, a group dedicated to fighting the forces of the Mythos.

Although he and his men had great success initially, in the end Peaslee died while engaged in a bombing operation in the waters off Innsmouth, Massachusetts. Artifact or diagram said to be useful in protection from summoned beings, especially Daoloth.

It consists of many black plastic pieces which, when placed together, keep anyone inside the pentagram from harm. It is possible for the person to voluntarily let part or all of a summoned being inside. See Daoloth; Saaamaaa Ritual. Its title poem may be connected to the author's descent into insanity after a trip to a location in Hungary known asXuthltan in or sources vary. When Geoffrey appeared in New York years later, he bore with him a manuscript that was to become The People of the Monolith.

Geoffrey's book was only published due to the generous support given by his friend John Tyler, who met the young man in New York. Some have even gone so far as to attribute the book to Tyler, but few accept this theory. Erebus Press of Monmouth, Illinois, published the volume in , shortly before the author's mental decline.

Other sources have it that the book was published in New York in ; this could be misinformation, or possibly an earlier printing made during Geoffrey's "disappearance". The film was never released to the public after the New York theater in which the premiere was held collapsed.

At least one copy of The People of the Monolith was bound in the skin of a monstrous creature of the inner earth, but the bindings of most of the other copies are more conventional.

The poems are arranged in chronological order, save for the last, "Rending the Veil", which seems to have been included as an afterthought. See Black Stone; Geoffrey, Justin. See Pallid Mask. Dangerous and powerful god worshiped on Mars who appears as a black, fanged being with one eye and tentacles in place of arms.

Eibon sometimes summoned this being to answer questions about occult lore. Building in the heart of the Plateau of Leng which is near and may be identical with the fabled black monastery of that region. The Pharos often emits a bluish light that can be seen for miles.

The Great Old One Nyogtha has appeared beneath it at times. The Necronomicon states that the Pharos of Leng will give the signal for the Great Old Ones to re-emerge, but this will only happen after the earth is cleared off. One-time secretary of Professor Laban Shrewsbury. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Phelan's abilities led him both to study philology at Harvard and to learn boxing and jujitsu. These qualifications impressed Shrewsbury enough that the older man took him on as his secretary.

Following the disappearance of Shrewsbury, Phelan returned to his native Boston, from which he vanished shortly thereafter. See Keane, Abel. He is also believed to have made an attempt to reconstruct the Book of Eibon and render it in medieval Greek at some point before It has been suggested that Philetas might be a corruption of the Greek "Philetos", or "heretic".

Phillips was well respected, having come from a line that modern genealogists record back to , if not earlier. Phillips was also one of the three teachers at the institution and in donated the nucleus of what was to become the University Library.

He proved to be an instrumental figure in the Arkham witch-trials, both in prosecuting the alleged witches and suspending the proceedings when the injustice of the trial became evident. He is better known, however, for his feud with Alijah Billington, which took quite a toll on him and might have led to his death soon after.

Phillips was a writer of tales for the pulps and friend of Randolph Carter, and he was a party in the dispute over Carter's will.

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He eventually vanished, though no serious investigation of his disappearance was made. Some dreamers say he lives on in Ennon, the Dreamlands' land of poets. Descendant of the Reverend Ward Phillips and personal secretary to Dr. Seneca Lapham. Phillips attended Miskatonic University, earning a degree in American literature and specializing in the works of the Decadents.

Rough phonetic rendering of a R'lyehian phrase often spoken in the rites of Cthulhu. It may be translated as, "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Salem painter of remarkable skill who is especially remembered for his works depicting strange bestial monsters in graveyards and cellars.

Pickman was a naturally gifted artist, and his study at Minneiska University in Wisconsin, a center for decadent artists, only enhanced his own morbid instincts further.

Pickman's ghastly realism set him apart from many of his fellow decadents. Although the public received his works coolly, certain collectors prized them highly. Pickman spent much of his life in poverty, occasionally giving lessons to aspiring painters to supplement his income. He is said to have kept a hidden studio in Boston's North End, though no trace of it has been found. For a brief time he attempted to create more mainstream works to gain the backing of the Boston Art Club. He eventually was forced to leave under pressure from most of the Club's members.

In the year , Pickman disappeared from his home in Boston, along with most of his unsold works. Some assert that he committed suicide, but others believe that he dwells somewhere in the Dreamlands. From what we know of that magical land, both of these theories may be true.

A few artists imitated Pickman's work for a few years thereafter, but on the whole Pickman represents merely a footnote in the history of American painting. The art community quickly forgot him, and many of his works are kept in private collections or have simply vanished.

See Necronomicon appendices. They proved invaluable during the war, fighting the Karotechia and pursuing an informal relationship with Delta Green that was soon disrupted after an Australian operation in PISCES has survived into the present day with its mission intact, though it has privatized some portions of its operations and limited itself to domestic operations.

See Ahu-Y'hloa. Denied to the Enemy, Detwiller; Delta Green: See Leng. See Sung, Plateau of.

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See Tsang, Plateau of. See Liao. Language mentioned in passing in an obscure reference. It may be this tongue in which the first parts of the Pnakotic Manuscripts are written, and thus might be Yithian in origin. See Pnakotic Manuscripts; Yellow Codex. Dagon, Chappell O ; "Call for Papers!! Book of uncertain age and origin. It has been said that the Great Race of Yith wrote the first five chapters and preserved them at their City of the Archives known as Pnakotus, from which the book derived its name.

Others have given the Elder Things the credit, due to the similarities between the Manuscripts and the Eltdown Shards. What is certain is that the people of Lomar preserved this knowledge and passed it on to Hyperborea. There it was rewritten in the tongue of that land, and a secretive cult preserved it until historical times. As time went on, different scribes added on to the Manuscripts; two definite additions, one from the Voormis and another from a Zobnarian scribe, have been identified.

The first portions of the manuscript are written with a curious sort of cuneiform and dot-group glyphs, which bear resemblance to many patterns carved in stone that have been found throughout the world. They are especially similar to the fifty-foot symbol found at the peak of Mount Hatheg-Kla after Barzai's disappearance. Some linguists say that humans are completely unable to decipher these versions, but a number of individuals claim to have read or translated the book.

The Manuscripts originally appeared in scroll form. Greek and English translations the former is known as the Pnakotica were made in later times. Although it is rumored that an anonymous translator published an English edition in the late 15th century, others hold that this document has only been circulated in the original manuscript form.

An expurgated photostat is held at the British Museum. A few commentaries, including The Pnakotic Manuscripts: This volume contains information about the Great Race of Yith, the nature of Chaugnar Faugn and Yibb-Tstll, the journey of Sansu to the top of Mount Hatheg-Kla, the fall of Zobna, the battles of the people of Lomar against the Voormis, the knowledge of the ghouls, rituals of Rhan-Tegoth's worship, and the location of Xiurhn.

A map within provides the locations of Leng, Yian-Ho, and other mythical places, though much research must be done to establish how it corresponds to modern landmarks. It is said that the Pnakotic Manuscripts have some sort of Guardian, and those who would read this work must pay the Guardian's price.

This Guardian may be entirely fanciful or merely symbolic, but the reader should beware. Paul Wilson. Warding sigil said by Ludvig Prinn to be efficacious against intrusions by beings from outside during the use of Liao. In addition, the people of Hyperborea used the Pentago n to seal the tombs of wizards and prevent them from coming forth again. Drawn reversed, it allows the Great Old Ones to take hold on our world once more3 albeit in minor ways.

The source of this sign may in fact be the Pnakotic Manuscripts. Seals like this might have been used in the city of Pnakotus to protect against the incursions of the flying polyps.

City built by the Great Race millions of years ago in the Australian desert. Its name, bestowed by later races, roughly translates as "City of the Archives. The city existed up until World War II, at which time it may have been destroyed. See Pnakotic Manuscripts, Pnakotic Pentagram. Denied to the Enemy, Detwiller. Valley located in the Dreamlands' underworld. The Vale is filled with the gnawed bones tossed into this great crevasse by the ghouls who feast on a nearby plateau.

Gigantic worm-like creatures known only as bholes or dholes that no one has ever seen, as well as other less pleasant beings, inhabit the Vale. Nightgaunts delight in leaving hapless travellers in this place. Unless the ghouls deign to help them, the bholes will sense the person's movement and come to the surface to engulf them.

See bholes; Book of Eibon; ghouls; Nath; nightgaunts; shoggoths. See Parchments ofPnom. See Pnath, Vale of. Diamond that supposedly has powers over the dead. Legend connects with Alexander the Great, who thought of himself as a god after touching it. The gem later passed into the Punjab area of India, where it changed hands many times. The gem passed into the hands of a Dutch captain whose ship was lost at sea. In , it reappeared, and the American millionaire Albert Cosgrave bought it.

The gem vanished when the airship on which it was being transported went down over the Atlantic in Most of the subject matter is conventional, but Copeland includes an appendix describing legends of the Deep Ones and their worship of Cthulhu.

Contrary to what some have said, this was not Copeland's first book. See flying polyps. Nineteen-inch jade figurine representing the god ZothOmmog.

Although the use of jade suggested a Chinese origin, its style was completely alien to that culture. A diver found this statuette in the waters off Ponape in and it later came into the possession of the archaeologist Harold Hadley Copeland.

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It was passed on to the Sanbourne Institute after his death. The press was quick to blame the bouts of insanity among its caretakers upon a "curse".

The statuette vanished following a break-in at the Institute in and has not been seen since. Those seeking further information on the figurine's religious significance should consult Copeland's The Ponape Figurine See Hodgkins, Arthur. During his travels, Hoag discovered a book written on parchment made from palm leaves and bound in the wood of a long-extinct cycad.

According to legend, the high priest of Ghatanothoa, Imash-Mo, and his successors wrote this book in the hieratic Naacal tongue. Not knowing the language himself, Hoag received help from his servant Yogash in translating the volume's contents.

Some have stated that Hoag wrote the book himself based on his conversations with natives of Ponape, but the existence of the original argues otherwise.

When he attempted to have the volume published, he met with condemnation from the religious leaders of the time, who were especially concerned with the references to Dagon found in the Scripture. The book did not see print until after Hoag's death, but by that time had been surreptitiously circulated in occult circles for quite some time.

Hoag's granddaughter Beverly Hoag Adams published the Ponape Scripture in an abridged and error-ridden edition. The original can still be found at the Kester Library in Salem. Harold Hadley Copeland was probably the most knowledgeable scholar on the Ponape Scripture; his book The Prehistoric Pacific in Light of the'Ponape Scripture' cites it in some detail, and Miskatonic University Press published his annotated translation of the Scripture in The Scripture seems to have been written by a Cthulhu cultist seeking to convert the natives of the region to his service.

It tells of the lost continent of Mu and the mighty wizard-priest Zanthu. Last isle of Atlantis to sink beneath the ocean, and the home of such mighty wizards as Malygris. Its high temple is supposedly seen by l 0s t ships sailing in the Atlantic. According to her, the isle sank around twelve thousand years ago. Poseidonios, a Stoic philosopher who suggested that Plato's Atlantis might not be a myth, may have been the inspiration for this name.

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Author of an untitled Latin manuscript which the publishers in the German city of Jena rejected. Scholars who have read his book speculate that he might have read The Revelations of Glaaki and the Book oflod. Handwritten copies of his book have circulated secretly among certain cults.

Ultimate Press at one time considered publishing this volume, but whether they actually followed through is unknown. This book is said to contain some sort of "immortality" formula which may not be complete enough to be performed with the information in the book alone and a powerful exorcism, as well as the rather curious notion that deformed entities reside in all darkened places.

His Specimen Juridicum de Nefando Lamiarum cum Diabolo Coitu, a book dealing with demonic births and pacts with the devil, was published in that city by Oerlinghaus in Magical dust that allows the user to see the invisible for the space of ten heartbeats. See Frontier Garrison. The book discusses the links between archaeological sites and the infamous lost c o n t i n e n t of Mu. It also discusses the cults of Cthulhu and the deep ones that may be found today in the region.

Harold H a d l e y Copeland's first book, published in Refraining from the speculating that characterized his later works, it remains a classic in its field. It contains little of interest to the Mythos scholar. Reputed witch from Salem and descendant of Ludwig Prinn. Abbie Prinn often boasted of her service as high priest to a strange god, a statement that led to her mysterious death just before the witch-trials began. Prinn is believed to have cursed Salem before she died; perhaps to avert her anger, the colonists buried her with a stake through her chest.

Sorcerer whose most famous work is the book De Vermis Mysteriis. Prinn is said to have been the child of Flemish trading delegates visiting Constantinople. He later declared that he had lived for centuries and was the sole survivor of the Ninth Crusade; though it is true that there is an entry for a Ludwig Prinn among the records of that Crusade, this claim is probably unfounded.

Even if his tales of his past exploits were untrue, Prinn did make many trips throughout the world of his time. He spent much time as a captive of Syrian warlocks in the Jebel Ansariye, learning from their dealings with the djinn. He also made trips to Alexandria, spoke with the priests of the Black Pharaoh Nephren-Ka, and dwelt for a time in the ruins of the city Chorazin on the Sea of Galilee.

At the end of his career, Prinn returned to his homeland of the Flemish countryside, taking up residence first in Bruges, next in Ghent, and finally in a pre-Roman tomb in a forest near Brussels.

In the nearby towns, many said that the eccentric hermit had dealings with invisible familiars. In , the Inquisition imprisoned Prinn on charges of sorcery; whether this was due to the rumors or to his sympathy with Islam is debatable. While imprisoned, Prinn wrote the book De Vermis Mysteriis.

Scholars who have read his book speculate that he might have read The Revelations ofGlaaki and the Book oflod. The book discusses the links between archaeological sites and the infamous lost continent of Mu. Harold Hadley Copeland's first book, published in Shortly thereafter, he was executed. Legend has it that he escaped with his last reputed location being New York City.

Material the Elder Things derived from Ubbo-Sathla to form their shoggoth servitors. Some of this material has survived to the present day, where it is used in scientific experiments of the mi-go and humans alike.

Proto-shoggoth matter melds easily with other living matter, often enhancing its capabilities and making it hardier and more difficult to destroy. Prehuman tribe that worshiped the Great Old Ones, especially Ithaqua, and who often called down demons upon their enemies. The legends of Hyperborea state that the Ptetholites sent their summonings against Edril Ghambiz of Esipish.

Unfortunately, Edril sent the magic of the tribesmen back upon its callers, possibly causing the unknown doom that overtook these people in the end. The only records left behind by the Ptetholites were the Broken Columns of Geph, as well as the Sixth Sathlatta, which they invented. Female deep one and daughter of Mother Hydra who is almost three hundred thousand years old. For the last eighty thousand years, she has lived in the city of Y'ha-nthlei.

She has mated with Father Dagon, a union which many believe will result in the birth of a new species of Cthulhu's minions. Great Old One? The Treader has some control over time, and its appearance is signaled by local temporal anomalies: After many "years" have passed within this space, Quachil Uttaus arrives, riding down from the sky on a beam of grey light. Any person it touches will turn into dust instantaneously. Sometimes Quachil Uttaus alights upon the person's remains, leaving two tiny footprints in the dust.

It is from this habit that Quachil Uttaus derives its title. Quachil Uttaus is mentioned in no book save the Testament of Carnamagos, which is the only source of his summoning formula. This volume also contains a method by which a sorcerer may make a pact with the Treader by saying the words "Exklopios Quachil Uttaus.

If the Forbidden Words are said again near a bargainer, Quachil Uttaus will come and destroy his one-time servant. A being very similar in appearance and nature to Quachil Uttaus was worshiped in Egypt under the title Ka-Reth, the Keeper of the Dust.

See Testament of Carnamagos. See Misquamacus. Book by Martin Davies, a man who died in The work deals with a woman wearing red who has appeared many times in history and art, sowing destruction in her wake wherever she appears. See Nyarlathotep Queen in Red. Sire of the shantaks, and the greatest of Groth-Golka's servitors. At one time, this creature dwelt beneath Mount Voormithadreth. It may be Quumyagga who dwells within the innermost dome of the great palace of Inquanok and troubles the dreams of those who gaze too long upon that edifice.

See Groth-Golka; shantaks. Quy was one of the two primal continents, along with R'lyeh, and was the home of the Great Old One Quyagen. The first species to dwell on Quy were the Y'nathogguans, which later human invaders drove away.

These newcomers established the empire of Quy and the institutionalized worship of Quyagen. Until the cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis and Lemuria, Quy remained a weak power, lacking in technology and harried by Lemurian pirates. Conan, King of Aquilonia, destroyed their armies when they attempted to take over the eastern continent, sending the Empire into a decline from which it never recovered.

Quy vanished when the curse of a mad prophet sent it into an alternate dimension. The prophecy states that only when the Old Ones return will Quy and its inhabitants return to our world. Great Old One who takes the form of a colossal amalgamation of crystals. Q'yth-az dwells on the world of Mthura and can only travel from its home under very specific circumstances.

Q'yth-az has been known to broadcast its telepathic messages to those who are in close contact with crystals. If the person contacted agrees to aid the Great Old One, Q'yth-az may manifest itself on this world when Mthura may be seen in the sky. When it arrives, the crystalline entity grows and attempts to transform everything around it into mineral matter. If Mthura is hidden by clouds or travels below the horizon, however, Q'yth-az must return to its home world.

See Mthura. Being invoked in certain of Shub-Niggurath's rituals. Most likely, it is merely Shub-Niggurath's male incarnation. See Shub-Niggurath. All that is known of it is that an English translation of the original has been made, and that it discusses the being Huitloxopetl. Tiny beings that resemble rats with prehensile paws and human faces. Some are created through interbreeding between rats and a curious species of faeries visible only in alcohol, while others are created through magic cast on human corpses.

Many witches use them as familiars, Brown Jenkin being the most famous example. Book written by Ibn Schacabao and referred to in the Necronomicon. The only surviving copy is held at the British Museum. This book includes the famous line, "Happy is the town where no wizard hath lain, and happy is the town at night whose wizards are all ashes. This may also be the volume by Schacabao mentioned in the correspondence of Joseph Curwen that described the face of Yog-Sothoth.

Lumley provided the title. Much of this book deals with the Greco-Roman ruins in Asia Minor, as well as the ancient stone structures of Asia and the islands of the Pacific. Set of books detailing the practices of the cult of Glaaki. These eleven volumes were originally handwritten by various worshipers of that deity who dwelt in England's Severn River Valley near Brichester.

An escaped member of the cult secretly leaked the manuscript to Supremus Press, which printed the Revelations in This worshiper who transcribed the books chose to leave out some portions, and the Revelations were released in a nine-volume set. Members of Glaaki's cult bought up the edition, so very few non-initiates were able to obtain copies. In the s, a Brichester bookseller discovered a twelfth volume of the Revelations.

All copies of this book are believed to be destroyed—a fortunate occurrence, because this is the only volume which mentions the abhorrent deity Y'golonac. Some say that a later edition put out by Ultimate Press contained fifteen or more volumes. Copies of the Revelations are relatively rare. The handwritten original may still be kept at the former base of the English Glaaki cult, but all of this organization's members vanished in the s.

Brichester University held a mostly complete nine-volume edition from the estate of Professor Arnold Hird for a time, but the volumes later disappeared or were burned. Rumor has placed a copy of the twelfth volume at the New York Public Library. Though each volume of the Revelations may cover several different items, each has a main topic: Volume 1: Glaaki Volume 2: His undead servants Volume 3: Byatis Volume 4: Eihort Volume 5: Ghroth Volume 6; Shub-Niggurath Volume 7: The shan Volume 8: The creatures from Xiclotl Volume 9: Daoloth Volume M'nagalah Volume Crystallizers of Dreams Volume Y'golonac The books also mention Hydra and the inhabitants of S'glhuo.

The topics and handwriting vary widely, as different writers replaced those who had kept the records before them. The hymns in the book are the supposed work of a being from Carcosa named Hoseib Alar Robardin. A copy is kept at Miskatonic University. Great Old One who came to earth from Yuggoth three millions years ago, taking up residence in the Arctic. The sacrifices its primitive followers made maintained the Old One's strength and vigor. Later on, the people of the region forgot Rhan-Tegoth, and their former "god" lapsed into hibernation.

During the early 20th century, the curator of a London waxworks museum launched an expedition up the Noatak River from Fort Morton to the great ruined city where Rhan-Tegoth once lived.

Finding the dormant god on a tremendous ivory throne, he took it back with him to London. This explorer disappeared shortly thereafter, and the "statue" was sold to the Royal Ontario Museum. The people at the museum first believed to be an Aleut carving, but after an ambitious Ph.

It has since vanished. According to some, this Great Old One may be awakened by the following chant: The mythical beast Gnoph-Keh is sometimes said to be an avatar of RhanTegoth. No evidence has been found to verify this, and it is more likely that the Gnoph-Keh are a species of Arctic monster. Also, the Gnoph-Keh were active when Rhan-Tegoth still sat dreaming on his throne. Some say that if Rhan-Tegoth can be destroyed the Old Ones can never return to life.

The destruction of a being such as Rhan-Tegoth, however, is likely beyond the abilities of humanity. Painter mentioned in the Book of Eibon. Rhydagand could paint a picture and then travel to the place depicted in his sleep.

Unfortunately, his last painting included a ghoul that was pleasantly surprised when he arrived. Arkham Unveiled, Herber et. Body of water in north central Wisconsin. Many strange tales of disappearances and lake monsters have been associated with it, Some say that the legendary "Wood of N'gai" lies nearby. Artifact owned by the mighty Hyperborean wizard Eibon. Eibon found the ring in the temple of a forgotten god and bested the demon that dwelt within in a battle of wits.

The Ring became the possession of the le Chaudronnier family of Averoigne in medieval times, but its current owner is unknown. The ring was forged of a reddish gold and set with a large purple stone. When held over burning amber, a demon from within the gem would come forth to answer whatever questions its summoner might have.

The ring was destroyed to rid the Abbey of Perigon from a horror brought by a comet. See Serpent Ring of Set. Book by Niggoum-Zhog, a pre-human prophet.

A copy of the Rituals is first mentioned as being part of Eibon's library. The cult of Ythogtha preserved these writings, which they passed down from each high priest to his successor. Ythogtha's last high priest, Zanthu, was said to have destroyed them as Mu sank beneath the waves.

Many centuries later in Poseidonis, scribes found a copy of the Yhe Rituals in the library of Malygris following that powerful wizard's death.