What authors (both older and modern) have contributed to Lovecraft's Cthulhu myt

  1. Earl S. Wynn profile image85
    Earl S. Wynnposted 7 years ago

    What authors (both older and modern) have contributed to Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos

    And what have they contributed?

  2. Nick Malizia profile image60
    Nick Maliziaposted 7 years ago

    Greek (and World) mythology in general. In my octopus hub I speculated the connection between titans and Cthulhu. I think Lovecraft was also inspired by Poe, reflected in gothic stories like "Rat's in the Walls" (the hereditary curse theme is popular in Gothic-Horror particularly "The Fall of the House of Usher.")

    Mostly his love for diverse religions and mythology from a very young age inspired his monsters. I also read that he first conceived of Abdul Alhazred (sp?) author of the Necronomicon from a story from childhood that he wrote when inspired by "The Arabian Nights."

    If I'm wrong on any of this, Lovecraft fans, I'm open to corrections.

 
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