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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos have had a significant influence on later works in a wide variety of media. The following is a non-comprehensive list of works that, while not direct adaptations of Lovecraft's works, contain references, allusions or themes that have their origin with Lovecraft, or appear likely to have been inspired by his fiction.

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Web Original

  • The Church of the SubGenius parody religion includes some aspects of the Cthulhu Mythos, such as the Elder Gods who are led by Yog-Sothoth.
  • Many concepts, characters and entities in the universe of the SCP Foundation are either inspired or directly adapted from the works of Lovecraft.
    • SCP-701 The Hanged King's Tragedy: (a nod to the King in Yellow) is a cursed play tied to the Hanged King, an enigmatic deity, largely inspired by Hastur.
    • SCP-2264 In the Court of Alagadda: an inter-dimensional city (a nod to Carcosa), which serves as the King's main air.
    • SCP-2662 Cthulhu f'𝐔𝐂𝐊 𝐎𝐅𝐅.
    • SCP-4315-2 S.C.P. Lovecraft.
    • SCP-4501 At The Mountains Of Minty Freshness: An account about the inspiration behind Shoggoths from Lovecraft's stories.
    • SCP-4566 The Mark of Xerrox An account about how Randolph Carter was fictionalised into Lovecraft's stories.
    • SCP-4804 The Pulp Is Fictional: A fictional short story by Lovecraft.
    • SCP-4854 The "Real" Necronomicon and other Godawful Occult Manuscripts: A grimoire supposedly based around Lovecraft's grimoire in his stories.
    • Yaldabaoth The Demiurge: An destructive and involuntary deity of the flesh which "eats" deities and stars, and then "breathes out life". Is a largely inspired by Azathoth.
    • The Ambassador of Alagadda closely resembles Nyarlathotep for his narcissistic attitude and being described as a black humanoid.
    • Jeser seems to be somewhat inspired by Nyarlathotep, with his love of tormenting mortals and his nickname "the prince of many faces", which resembles the "more than a thousand forms" that Nyarlathotep has.
    • The Old Gods were based on the works of Lovecraft, but they correspond to real deities and demons from the mythologies, religions and folklore.
  • The webnovel series Lord of the Mysteries (诡秘之主) written by Cuttlefish That Loves Diving (爱潜水的乌贼) and published in Qidian until the 1st of May 2020 involves the Outer Gods
  • A monument to Azathoth was made in Oklahoma in 2012.
  • A surface on Pluto is officially named the "Cthulhu" macula.
  • It is claimed in "The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestrial Pop Culture" that ufology mythos in general are derived from Lovecraft's writings.
  • SMG4's Mario Bloopers: Joe Boopkins is a gigantic sea humanoid which is a combination of Octodad with Cthulhu's head. He is also Fishy's and JubJub's biological father.
  • Creepypasta
    • The Rake is a hideous being, difficult to describe, but usually described as a slim, hunchbacked creature with grayish skin. The purpose of this being is to corrupt the human mind: it begins to visit you daily, tormenting you at bedtime, causing you severe depression and psychosis. In itself, the description of this character speaks for itself of the Lovecraftian influence that falls on him.
    • Slender Man is. Physically, it is very reminiscent of certain Nyarlathotep avatars, due to its elongated profile, its lack of facial features and its tentacles.
      • There is also the Slender Man webseries Dark Harvest, which takes a lot from Lovecraftian lore. Here, the Slender Man is an extra-dimensional entity named Gorr'Rylaehotep, which was invoked into our universe through a gateway opened via a ritual found in some egyptian tablets. It is worshipped by a cult named "The Order", who believe Gorr'Rylaehotep can give them godhood. More info can be found on the Dark Harvest Wiki.
    • is an image that just seeing it leads to loss of sanity. Those who see it begin to be tormented by a dog in their nightmares, to have delusions, seizures and hallucinations. This creepypasta is very similar to the effect that different objects in the Mythos produce.
    • Zalgo is a chaotic entity associated with destruction and madness. It cannot be named or described, and the only descriptions given of it are only metaphors and allegories. It is an entity that just evoking it leads to madness itself. It tells the story that it has seven mouths and with the seventh it will sing the song of the end of the world. It is the one who waits behind the wall. His story itself is very similar to that of Azathoth or Cthulhu. 
      • It should be noted, however, that the original creator claimed Zalgo had nothing to do with Lovecraft (it went as far as that Zalgo could only warp comics and similar kinds of media). It would be later sources and stories, like the "Zalgo Invocation", which would rise Zalgo into the status of a world ending entity more in the line of the Great Old Ones.