The Ancient Deities Of Cthulhu Mythos
Cthulhu is a cosmic god who symbolizes all types of chaos that have existed in time. He is a character that is used in a way that portrays this cosmic god to be far superior to humans. The cosmic god is considered evil by some, while those who do not find him evil have already been swayed by his loyal followers. Cthulhu has managed to get followers who call themselves the Official Cult of Cthulhu, who believe that he is real. The loyal cult members believe that Cthulhu descended from the stars and is asleep in R’lyeh, where he communicates special messages to Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
This cosmic god Cthulhu is said to have dreams that lead the way to madness. Before human existence, Cthulhu and other powerful fellow cosmic gods once ruled planet earth. The other powerful gods were either chased away or imprisoned by powerful beings called the Elder gods. An ancient tale says that if Cthulhu Mythos is awakened, the world will fall apart since he brought Nyarlathotep, manipulative, deceptive, cruel, and spreads chaos. Nyarlathotep is among the strongest beings in mythos, and only influential beings in Mythos like Azathot or Yog-sothoth can kill it.
Symbols of Cthulhu are images of a tentacled head or a dragon, octopus, and man hybrid. Statues that resemble Johanssen’s descriptions in visions are called the Call of Cthulhu. Howard Phillips Lovecraft made it clear that if Cthulhu awakens, his cult would be made into mighty kings who can enslave human existence, which is not protected by other gods. Most entities of Cthulhu Greek Mythology are exiled in the stars, like Yog-Sothoth and Hastur. Nyarlathotep is depicted sometimes as a deity that disguises itself as a human or in other horrific forms.
Elder things are entities of the Cthulhu Mythos who are physically tough and dispute with Cthulhu himself. Experts concerned with Mythology say that humans could kill them since they did not possess any magical abilities. Most of these celestial gods have followers who form cults that are constantly recruiting new believers. People expect that Nyarlathotep is a messenger conveying messages from the Outer gods while serving Azathoth or The Daemon Sultan loyally, who is his father. Azathoth, also called Blind Idiot God, Nuclear Chaos, or Daemon Sultan is only talked about in Mythology but is not familiar with human existence. Nyarlathotep is praised by the Mi-Go since he is very influential.
Lovecraft Howard Phillips has written a book that describes Cthulhu Mythos to have webbed arms and legs with basic wings on his back. Howard Lovecraft said that if you stared too long at Cthulhu, you would lose your mind. Cthulhu is basically associated with chaos or causing madness in human existence. Ancient god Cthulhu has an arch-nemesis called Hastur, also called The King in Yellow, Kaiwan, or Assatur. Lovecraft feared going mad, making it not shocking that most of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s work revolved around the imagery of fear.
Outer gods or the Old Ones are consequently portrayed as mindless or difficult to understand rather than really having an evil motive. There is a Bible of Cthulhu where stories of The Labyrinth, Elder things, Shoggoth, Ancient Ones, Azathoth, Yog-Sothoth, Cthulhu, and influential deities are written. Some of these gods are hard to imagine because these deities are beyond humanity’s comprehension. They are large celestials with unimaginable power who form or enslave civilizations. Deities are being studied in current syllabuses for humanity to get a more profound meaning of these strong gods like Cthulhu. Ancient gods are suspected to be living in oceans or seas like Antarctica.
Powerful Cthulhu is known as a Great Old One, meaning that he is a child of other gods who are more powerful. In a story about a Norwegian sailor named Johansen, it was expected that this sailor would go mad after staring at The celestial being. However, this Norwegian sailor did not go mad because Johansen did not take a good look at Cthulhu, a smart idea. This celestial being, who was very tall, went after Johansen, who was attempting to escape. Bridon, Johanssen’s partner, looked at Cthulhu, making Bridon go mad and die a horrible death later.