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[Cthulhu Fthagn !]
Original picture (c) 1996 by Mikkel Steen Petersen

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The Cthulhu Gallery

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."
"In his house in R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."

Welcome to the Cthulhu Gallery !

Who ever saw Cthulhu ? Nobody who might have seen him or his Spawns for real is still alive or sane enough to describe Him. All we have left are the visions of artists after He appeared to them in dreams...

Some of these artists described Him with words :

It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. 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.


It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopuslike head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence...


Other artists chose to represent Him with images...

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IMPORTANT : I am trying to get as many permissions as possible for the reproductions of Cthulhu pictures for the gallery. There are yet some pictures with unknown or unreachable author. Please tell me if you know any of them or how to reach them. I want to contact them by myself to ask for permission (it worked quite well so far).

Thanks in advance.


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