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The Great Old One

"  When the stars are right, R'lyeh will rise from the sea, never to sink again, and Cthulhu will awaken and revel across the world, ravening for delight."
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Cthulhu is a cosmic deity, currently lying in death-like sleep in the sunken city of R'lyeh somewhere in the Southeast Pacific Ocean.
writer H.P. Lovecraft first introduced Cthulhu to the world in 1926 after transcribing dark religious texts that he claimed were whispered to him in his dreams. 
Cthulhu is said to be
"a thing that cannot be described". 
To look upon him is to be driven insane.
Some of the most detailed descriptions of Cthulhu come from statues of the Deity.
One, constructed by an artist after a series of baleful dreams, is said to have...
 
“...yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature ... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings."
Stephen Hickman's Cthulhu Statue on display at the The Hay Library of
Brown University of Providence.".
Another, recovered by police from a raid on a cult, represented... 
 
"...a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like 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.”
Cthulhu has a worldwide cult with followers in regions as far-flung as Greenland and Louisiana.
He is described by some of these cultists as the great priest of The Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men and who came to the young world out of the sky.
Original Cthulhu cultists found that
the Great Old Ones were telepathic and
"knew all that was occurring in the universe." 

They were able to
communicate with the first humans by "moulding their dreams," thus establishing the Cthulhu Cult, but after R'lyeh had sunk beneath the waves the deep waters, full of the one primal mystery through which not even thought can pass, cut off the spectral bond to the uninitiated.
Now only those Ascended can hear Cthulhu's voice in their dreams.

I. The Calling

Necronomicon

The Cult of Cthulhu

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