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{{Quote|He hung motionless in a black, forbidding sky and at first thought he was suspended somewhere in the intrasolar deeps much closer to the Sun than on Earth. But then he realized that the dully gleaming orb which floated before his dreaming vision was not the Sun. Ugly dark blotches mottled the dull orange surface and great columns of spinning flame arced around the rim.... [He watched] the titan sunspots drift slowly across the hideous disc, at times growing larger and merging into great gaping chasms in the fiery atmosphere, while at others dwindling almost to nothingness.... Something was stirring deep within that fiery atmosphere; something monstrous that roared an insatiable anger against the chains of the [[Elder God]]s which had bound it there for an eternity.... Unable to resist, utterly powerless to control his movements, he was diving headlong towards that ravening chaos, that age-old intelligence which was Cthugha.|John Glasby|"The Dark Mirror"}}
 
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'''Cthugha''' is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction, the creation of [[August Derleth]]. He first appeared in Derleth's short story "[[The House on Curwen Street]]" (1944).
{{quote|He hung motionless in a black, forbidding sky and at first thought he was suspended somewhere in the intrasolar deeps much closer to the Sun than on Earth. But then he realized that the dully gleaming orb which floated before his dreaming vision was not the Sun. Ugly dark blotches mottled the dull orange surface and great columns of spinning flame arced around the rim.... [He watched] the titan sunspots drift slowly across the hideous disc, at times growing larger and merging into great gaping chasms in the fiery atmosphere, while at others dwindling almost to nothingness.... Something was stirring deep within that fiery atmosphere; something monstrous that roared an insatiable anger against the chains of the [[Elder God]]s which had bound it there for an eternity.... Unable to resist, utterly powerless to control his movements, he was diving headlong towards that ravening chaos, that age-old intelligence which was Cthugha.|John Glasby|"The Dark Mirror"}}
 
 
Cthugha is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction, the creation of [[August Derleth]]. He first appeared in Derleth's short story "[[The House on Curwen Street]]" (1944).
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Cthugha resembles a giant ball of fire. He is served by the ''[[Flame Creatures of Cthugha]]''. [[Fthaggua]], regent of the [[Fire Vampire of Fthaggua|fire vampires]], may be his progeny. He has at least one other known progeny, the being known as [[Aphoom-Zhah]].
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Cthugha resembles a giant ball of fire. He is served by the ''[[Flame Creatures of Cthugha]]''. [[Fthaggua]], regent of the [[Fire Vampire|fire vampires]], may be his progeny. He has at least one other known progeny, the being known as [[Aphoom-Zhah]].
   
 
In Derleth's version of the Cthulhu Mythos, Cthugha is a [[Great Old One]], an elemental spirit of fire opposed to the [[Elder God]]s.
 
In Derleth's version of the Cthulhu Mythos, Cthugha is a [[Great Old One]], an elemental spirit of fire opposed to the [[Elder God]]s.
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Revision as of 18:20, 5 July 2020

He hung motionless in a black, forbidding sky and at first thought he was suspended somewhere in the intrasolar deeps much closer to the Sun than on Earth. But then he realized that the dully gleaming orb which floated before his dreaming vision was not the Sun. Ugly dark blotches mottled the dull orange surface and great columns of spinning flame arced around the rim.... [He watched] the titan sunspots drift slowly across the hideous disc, at times growing larger and merging into great gaping chasms in the fiery atmosphere, while at others dwindling almost to nothingness.... Something was stirring deep within that fiery atmosphere; something monstrous that roared an insatiable anger against the chains of the Elder Gods which had bound it there for an eternity.... Unable to resist, utterly powerless to control his movements, he was diving headlong towards that ravening chaos, that age-old intelligence which was Cthugha.
~ John Glasby , "The Dark Mirror"


This subject contains information from the Derleth Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Cthugha is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction, the creation of August Derleth. He first appeared in Derleth's short story "The House on Curwen Street" (1944).

Description

Cthugha resembles a giant ball of fire. He is served by the Flame Creatures of CthughaFthaggua, regent of the fire vampires, may be his progeny. He has at least one other known progeny, the being known as Aphoom-Zhah.

In Derleth's version of the Cthulhu Mythos, Cthugha is a Great Old One, an elemental spirit of fire opposed to the Elder Gods.

Appearances

In August Derleth's short story AWD: "The Dweller in Darkness" (1944), the protagonists attempt to summon Cthugha to drive an avatar of Nyarlathotep out of a forest in northern Wisconsin.

Gallery

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