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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 Derleth Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. One of the stars of the Pleiades, between Alcyne and Electra on one side, and Maia and Taygeta on the other. The name comes from Greek mythology, where Celaeno was one of the three harpies (the name means “snatcher”).

Though an element of August Derleth's Cthulhu Mythos story, it was mentioned first in the Mythos by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, in an excerpt from Charles Lamb's "Witches and Other Night-Fears" (1821).

In the Cthulhu Mythos

The fourth planet circling around it is the site of The Great Library of Celaeno.[citation needed]


Professor Laban Shrewsbury wrote the Celaeno Fragments, based on his research on the tomes of the planet Celeano.


  • In Witches and Other Night-Fears, Charles Lamb mentioned the Gorgons, Hydras, and Chimaeras, as "dire stories of Celaeno and the Harpies". The excerpt is quoted as a preface in "The Dunwich Horror" (HPL).

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