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English citations of ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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- A fictional occult phrase from H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu, said to mean "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming".
- 1928 February, H[oward] P[hillips] Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”, in Farnsworth Wright, editor, Weird Tales: A Magazine of the Bizarre and Unusual, volume 11, number 2, Indianapolis, Ind.: Popular Fiction Pub. Co., →OCLC, pages 159–178 and 287:
- What, in substance, both the Esquimaux wizards and the Louisiana swamp-priests had chanted to their kindred idols was something very like this: the word-divisions being guessed at from traditional breaks in the phrase as chanted aloud: "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
- Legrasse had one point in advance of Professor Webb, for several among his mongrel prisoners had repeated to him what older celebrants had told them the words meant. This text, as given, ran something like this: "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
- H. P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth written in November–December 1931, published in 1936, reprinted 2013 in Complete Collection of H. P. Lovecraft, Orintage Publishing, page 365:
- “ […] an' the children shud never die, but go back to the Mother Hydra an' Father Dagon what we all come from onct—Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn—
- 1976, Lyon Sprague De Camp, Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: The Makers of Heroic Fantasy - Page 99
- ... produces a stone statuette of a similar monster and tells of the chant of the cultists: "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn".
- 1999, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert E. Weinberg, Martin Harry Greenberg, 100 Hilarious Little Howlers - Page 51
- "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn," he responded eruditely; these occultists know many unfamiliar toasts.
- 2000, August Derleth, The Quest for Cthulhu - Page 231
- "The sounds that now came from the dock-worker's lips were as follows: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn.This Dr. Shrewsbury readily translated as: "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
- 2001, Mick Farren, Darklost - Page 45
- "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." When the prayer was finished, a faintest chill whisper of a draft seemed to pass through the chamber and the incense smoke roiled into miniature thunderheads.
- 2006, Lin Carter, The Xothic Legend Cycle - Page 201
- When he was finished some hours later, the page read as follows: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. (In His House at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.)
- 2007, Asenath Mason, Necronomicon Gnosis: A Practical Introduction
- Then begin the meditation: gaze into the symbol and chant the mantra "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". Visualize that the seal becomes a gate...
- 2007, Asenath Mason, Necronomicon Gnosis: A Practical Introduction, Edition Roter Drache, page 34:
- Awaken from your ancient slumber, / And answer my calling! / Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
- 2008, Juha Untinen, The Awakening (song) in Deep Beneath (album), Vortech (band):
- But now beneath the hunter's moon / their unleashing all but soon / Bright blue lighting fire up in room / their legions are ready to bring your doom / Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn / Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn / Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn / Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
- 2008, Erin Wolf Chambers, Computing Interesting Topological Features, ProQuest, page 40:
- Figure 4.8. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! A surface whose shortest splitting cycle cuts a shortest path g times, and a closeup of the undulating shortest splitting cycle.
- 2011, Nick Mamatas, Brian Keene, The Damned Highway: Fear and Loathing in Arkham, Dark Horse Books page 61:
- "He's coming! Oh, he's coming, Lono . . . They said he would! This has all . . . this has all been written. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn . . . In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming . . . That's not dead . . . which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die! […] "
- 2015, SMBC Comics, used as part of the title text to a comic about an arcane necklace containing a goat's eye that never stops crying blood:
- "If anyone makes fun of your necklace, you just tell them PH'NGLUI MGLW'NAFH CTHULHU R'LYEH WGAH'NAGL FHTAGN"
- 2018, Nanowar of Steel, song The Call of Cthulhu. album Stairway to Valhalla
- In the outro of the song the singer whisper "And now, let's summon Chtulhu together", and start chanting an invocation ending with the sentence Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn