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This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Antarctica is the southernmost continent on the planet Earth. Howard Phillips Lovecraft had a long-running fascination with Antarctica and one of his most famous stories, At the Mountains of Madness, has ensured it a central place in the Cthulhu Mythos.

The fabled Plateau of Leng is rumoured to be situated somewhere in the Antarctic (although sources conflict on this), and a ruined Elder Thing city is located there. At the Mountains of Madness also heavily implies that a Great Old One inhabits the plain beyond the barrier mountains and Elder Thing city.

Stories with Antarctic Settings

H. P. Lovecraft's Works

Expanded Mythos Works

Inhabitants of Antarctica