This second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana – A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror – is a handy not-so -little book compiled by Daniel Harms. It is an attempt to catalogue The Cthulhu. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana by Daniel Harms, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Cthulhu Mythos was first created by H. Cthuulhianaa Providence author considered by many to be the finest horror story writer of the twentieth century. Lovecraft’s tales are a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with the latter being especially prominent.

His tales describe a pantheon of powerful beings known as the Great Old Ones. Since Lovecraft’s time the Cthulhu Mythos encyclopefia grown exponentially, until it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of, even for devoted fans. Many writers have contributed to it, including Robert E. This book is the first major attempt in many years to provide a comprehensive guide to H. The second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries.

New features includes thumbnail illustrations of the most important signs and symbols see encuclopedia, left and a timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos spanning billions of years. Cthjlhiana entries have been revised to reflect our latest understanding of the Mythos, and the infamous Necronomicon appendix has been greatly expanded.

Also present for the first time is “A Brief History of the Cthulhu Mythos”, which examines the evolution of the genre from the s to today. A Great Resource for Call of Cthulhu players! This book is part of an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.

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Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors: Lovecraft Chartwell Classics H. Blasphemous Knowledge, Forbidden Secrets: A Core Book for Keepers, Vol. A Lovecraftian Lexicon Dan Clore 5. Lovecraft Sncyclopedia Pearsall 4. At night in your dreams you hear people chanting, “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn,” over and over again.

What does it mean? You desperately need to know what the Pnakotic Pentagon looks like. And where Olaus Wormius was born.

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And how to find the Laniqua Lua’huan. Who you gonna call? This page second edition by Daniel Harms is the ultimate reference to the names and vital stats on characters, deities, monsters, locations, sigils, and infernal tomes that pertain to what is more casually known as the Cthulhu Mythos. Harms lays it all out in a tone of absolute seriousness, whether he’s writing about the Dimensional Shamblers, the Empty Triumph of the Flying Polyps, or Bugg-Shash–“an inky blackness covered with many eyes and mouths which emit a chittering sound.

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Showing of 10 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Encyclopdeia try again later. This is understandable seeing how you often have to piece the fabric of the whole out of off-hand remarks and vague hints enccylopedia references. In a way that does contribute to the mystery of the corpus, but it can be dissatisfying, if not maddening at times. That is why this excellently written and designed reference is truly a treasure to the serious reader.

You finally get the associations in the pantheon spelled out. What is that noise in the. Harms’ Encyclopedia is geared heavily toward players of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, but that doesn’t mean cthhlhiana not a good source for all things H. After all, the game is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, spawned by Lovecraft and his cthuluiana of friends, so any encyclopedia must gather in all the source material.

The non-gamer will encyflopedia this a useful reference and the gamer will find listings for game modules produced up to the time of writing. One person found this helpful. I have been recommending this book to people I know since I first encountered the first edition. This second edition is expanded and revised, and is even more helpful to Call of Cthulhu gamers, keepers, and especially writers of Mythos fiction. I’ve been using it as source material for my own odd little tales since I began writing them.

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And while it is true that the author has been known to frequent some of the same newsgroups that I do, he did not pay me to say these things. The book is extensively indexed and cross-referenced, with a very helpful timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos toward the back. It is clearly written, has doses of the author’s dry sense of humor, especially in his choice of a quote for the preface cthulhizna, is quite attractively packaged, and will look very nice on your bookshelf next to the many volumes of HP Lovecraft that you should have if you’re reading this.

If you have any questions as to what’s what in the Mythos this book will answer them. A great guide for those familiar with the Great Old Ones and for those who are just now learning of their dread power.

Fun for all ages! An excellent reference for those who read and study The Cthulhu Mythos. Well researched guide of Lovecraft, Encyclopedoa. Howard, Lumley, and other writer of the Mythos. First cthulhina inThe Encyclopedia Cthulhiana, written by The Necronomicon Files co-author Daniel Harms, is now in its second and expanded edition. It’s a meaty page volume, part of Chaosium’s collection of Cthulhu Mythos encyclopexia, and presents itself unapologetically as an encyclopedia of the Cthulhu Mythos, including not only the canon stories and poetry, but also embracing games, essays, comic books, movies, television encyclopedja, and occult books.


With a note on ‘How to Use this Book in Call of Cthulhu’, the author sets a tone that is in keeping with the self-effacing humour that one can only find in a cthulhianz of love. The majority of the text is an A-Z encyclopedia of the major entities, protagonists, and books in the Cthulhu Mythos with a merciful pronunciation guide.

Like any good encyclopedist, Mr.

cthulhianna Harms cautions that this material, as carefully written as it is, doesn’t substitute actually reading and knowing firsthand the source material, which is well-referenced at the encycloprdia of each entry. Each entry is not only a cthjlhiana, but also endeavours to harmonize conflicting sources.

For example, the entry for the ‘Elder Sign’ includes a discussion on its application and significance in the Mythos, the controversies around its origin and use, a brief discussion of H.

Lovecraft’s original branch symbol and Derleth’s pentagram, and a reference to the ‘Star Stones of Mnar’ found elsewhere in the book. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has a significant Appendix, which in my already fragile mind greatly expands upon usual notion of an Appendix as supplemental to the rest of the text.

While supplemental, this material is no less essential in its comprehension of the vast scope of the Cthulhu Mythos. The Appendix is divided into five parts, which is devoted largely to Mythos’ most significant artifact, the Necronomicon. Three-fifths of the Appendix relate to its history, location, and contents. In the Appendix, you will also find Shannon Appel’s very useful ‘Timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos’, which presents the reader ctuulhiana a staggering list of the Mythos’ most significant events starting with the arrival of Cthuga when the Earth was newly-formed, to the ‘Fall of Man’ after the events recounted in Clark Ashton Smith’s ‘Zothique’.

Without hyperbole I endyclopedia that The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana belongs in the library of every ‘Call of Cthulhu’ gamer and Lovecraft fan. It is an especially readable pleasure when one randomly flips through its pages. It is simply one of those books that you will find yourself reaching for again and again and again. I dthulhiana easily re-envision this book in a future edition as a coffee table volume with additional illustrations. I am also pleased to report very few typographical errors.

The author’s ‘Suggestions for Further Reading’ is a nudge to the reader to do some of their own research. Though an encyclopedia could have easily encompassed a multi-volume series suitable only for Lovecraftian scholars, the author seems to realize that the limits of a useful encyclopedia are best expressed and guided by enxyclopedia, accuracy, and concision.

Concluding each entry are detailed bibliographic references to the stories in which the subject appears. See all 10 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia Paperback.

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