Cthulhu

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Etymology[edit]

Invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story The Call of Cthulhu. Possibly based on chthonic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈθuːˌluː/

Proper noun[edit]

Cthulhu

  1. A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
    • 1926H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
      Then, bolder than the storied Cyclops, great Cthulhu slid greasily into the water and began to pursue with vast wave-raising strokes of cosmic potency.

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Cthulhu (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.

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