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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His major area of research is magic from antiquity to the present, and he has been published in the Journal for the Academic Study of Magic and the Journal of Scholarly Publishing.

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Feb 18, Espen Jensen rated it did not like it. The book is extensively indexed and cross-referenced, with a very helpful timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos toward the back.

English Choose a language for shopping. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. There was, I think, a very even handed description of the role and contributions of August Derleth, always a contentious subject for mythos fans.

I have the second edition of this book, but I have a digital copy on my iPhone, laptop and desktop computer. 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.


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.

I enjoyed the treatment of all of these topics.

The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana : A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror

What this book does provide is a detailed description of those entities, characters, tomes, places and critters that populate the worlds of Cthulhu Mythos fiction. United States of America. The author’s ‘Suggestions for Further Reading’ is a nudge to the reader to do some cthulhianz their own research.

The point of view of being in universe was very neat, and they made sure to list the stories they gathered the entry from at the end of each in addition to the sources listed at the end of the book. Role players now have a handy compendium enchclopedia without pictures to add depth to their campaigns. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. His tales describe a pantheon of powerful beings known as the Great Old Ones.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Daniel Harms is a writer, author and librarian living in upstate New York. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

Harms intends these entries to be definitive depictions, of Cthulhu for example In the short story by Neil Gaiman, I, Cthulhu, there was a pithy description of Cthulhu’s ‘birth’ and its reproduction, which I prefer to what is listed in The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia. New fans to the mythos who are daunted by all the cross referencing that happens between mythos authors and that is part of what makes mythos fiction so cool for readers now have a cthulhiaja to identify all the players.


An invaluable guide to all things Lovecraftian. Keep this within arms reach when you are reading anything Lovecraft related.

Encyclopedia Cthulhiana

A 19th Century American Grimoire. Many of his tales describe a pantheon of powerful beings known as the Great Old Ones.

Other books in the series. Since Lovecraft’s time the Cthulhu Mythos has grown exponentially, until it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of, even for devoted fans. Lovecraft’s tales are a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with the latter being especially prominent.

It ctuhlhiana simply one of those books that you will find yourself reaching for again and again and again. Many writers have contributed to it, including Robert E.

It arrived yesterday, and turned out to be worthy of all the effort I put into the search for it, and then some.

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Lovecraft’s tales are a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with the latter being especially prominent. Who you gonna call? As a person who runs Call of Cthulhu the RPG, it’s also fantastic for using in-game for adventure hooks and plot ideas.