Questions tagged [the-call-of-cthulhu]

Use this tag on questions specifically about the short story "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft. Use [cthulhu-mythos] for the general universe; that tag can also be used in conjunction with this one as well. Use [the-call-of-cthulhu-2005] for the film.

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Why is the Cthulhu Mythos named after Cthulhu?

Cthulhu, in the original story "The Call of Cthulhu", is not very impressive. Its plot ends with it and the general moral of the story seems to be that It's feeble (by the old gods ...
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Where does the huge black doorway from which Cthulhu emerges lead to?

In H. P. Lovecraft’s well-known tale “The Call of Cthulhu” the narrator (Francis Wayland Thurston) tells about strange facts that he has learned from the papers of his recently deceased grand-uncle, ...
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Is there an intentional pun in this quote from the Necronomicon?

The Necronomicon is a fictional book mentioned in a number of Lovecraft's short stories and novellas. And we know a few quotes from it. In "The Nameless City" (1921), a rhyming couplet that appears ...
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Cthulhu Mythos: How does the cult recruit people, if at all?

In The Call of Cthulhu there is a worldwide cult that worships Cthulhu (and possibly other great old ones). I'm wondering: how do cult members actually make their way into the cult? A few thoughts I ...
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How closely does our current image of Cthulhu match HP Lovecraft's description?

We all recognize the squamous dude below as Cthulhu. As far as I know, the only place HPL described the Big C was in the story "The Call of Cthulhu." (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) How closely ...
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How close does the Call of Cthulhu (2005 movie) stick to the novel?

There has recently been a highly acclaimed adaptation of HP Lovecraft's novel, The Call of Cthulhu. I'm very interested in this movie as I've loved the novel, but I wondered how closely this movie ...
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Where does Cthulhu slumber in "The Call of Cthulhu"?

I know it's in the ocean, and off the coast of an uncharted island, but I'm not sure where the island is. I'd been thinking it was Antarctica but I recently realized I was confusing it with At the ...
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