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Use this tag for questions about 'The Cthulhu Mythos', a shared fictional universe, based on the work of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as well as August Derelith and Donald Wandrei. The stories focus on or deal with cosmic horror, including entities like the "Great Old Ones", that exist in this universe.

'The Cthulhu Mythos', a shared fictional universe, based on the work of American horror writer , as well as August Derelith and Donald Wandrei. The stories focus on or deal with cosmic horror, including entities like the "Great Old Ones", that exist in this universe.

An ongoing theme in The Cthulhu Mythos is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of cosmic horrors—a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled the Earth and who have since fallen into a death-like sleep.

Many different works have been set within the mythos, both explicitly and implicitly (many works may just feature a few side references).