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"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse

This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked.

. . . The Book of Eibon, that strangest and rarest of occult forgotten volumes ... is said to have come down through a series of manifold translations from a prehistoric original written in the lost language of Hyperborea.
~ Clark Ashton Smith , "Ubbo-Sathla"


The Book of Eibon, or Liber Ivonis or Livre d'Eibon, is a grimoire by the Magician Eibon of Mhu-Thulan.

The book was passed down by secret cults to the present day. Never printed until the 20th century, there are many editions which vary widely, from tablets to scrolls. It is a key text in the Tsathogguan Cycle.

EditionsEdit

  • The Kishite Version
  • The Punic (1600 B.C.)
  • The Greek Edition
  • The Latin Liber Ivonis (10th-11th century)
  • Livre d'Ivon (13th century)
  • The only printed version, the Adkins and Jones edition of the Latin text (A.D. 1937)

ContentsEdit

Among other topics, the book includes:

  • A spell for the emanation of Yoth that requires a child's blood (HPL: "The Man of Stone")
  • A method of giving people the Green Decay (HPL: "The Man of Stone")

Appearances in other fictionEdit

There is a copy in the collection of the Library of St John the Beheaded. (ADJ: Doctor Who, Millennial Rites)


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