Quote1 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Ctulhu R'lyeh wgah-ngal fhtaga! Quote2
-- Disciple of Dagon src


Cthulhu was one of the Old Ones, extradimensional beings predating Earth.[1] He possibly resided in R'lyeh.[6]

He allegedly sired the Dweller-in-Darkness,[4] a demon of the Everinnye dimension,[7] alongside with possibly other unidentified offspring[2] (although the "children" mentioned might be metaphorical).

Hyborian age

Cthulhu's name was invoked by Thoth-Amon along with Set's and Vrathuggulos's names,[8] by Thulandra Thuu along with Vramma's, Almuric's and Yog-Sothoth's names,[9] and by the men of sea when they called for their god Dagon.[5] His name was one of many invoked by Dharmi Shan.[10]


At an unknown point, the Old Ones, possibly including Cthulhu, were reborn in a different form, into one simple spiritual entity, into one simple spiritual entity, the source of all persecution, toxic pride and true depravity: God when his name was invoked in hatred. They assumed various identities, including Ra, prayed by the Egyptians for him to keep the slaves in line and themselves wealthy. This tale was told in opposition to the Old Ones fleeing to an alternate dimension,[11] although it is established many did left, under different circumstances.

Modern Age

Although, Cthulhu seemingly remained an individual entity, whose location was known at least by Wong.

Cthulhu seemingly became part of pop culture,[12] and his name was used as a synonymous for eldritch demons[13] and horrors,[14] semingly including the Exo-Parasites, Shoggoths, and Viral Parallels.[15]

Cthulhu (Earth-616) from Moon Knight Vol 1 191 001

Illusion of Cthulhu (or another Old One) created by Khonshu

Discover and Discuss


  1. 1.0 1.1 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 Conan the Barbarian #141
  3. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2; Hot Spell: The Wild One Part IV
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #10; Dweller-in-Darkness' entry's corrections
  5. 5.0 5.1 Savage Sword of Conan #176
  6. Savage Sword of Conan #176: a disciple of Dagon chants "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Ctulhu R'lyeh wgah-ngal fhtaga!", which can be translated by "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming"
  7. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #10; Dweller-in-Darkness' entry
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #41; The Quest For the Cobra Crown
  9. Savage Sword of Conan #52
  10. Savage Sword of Conan #200
  11. Moon Knight #191
  12. Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1
  13. 13.0 13.1 Secret Avengers #31
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ultimates Vol 2 #3
  15. 15.0 15.1 Avengers Vol 6 #0; The Opposite of Kicking
  16. Lovecraft, Lee and the Elder Gods: Who will win?. greydogtales (16 March 2017). Retrieved on 1 January 2019.
  17. Comtois, Pierre (2011). Marvel Comics in the 1970s: An Issue-by-Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon. greydogtales. Retrieved on 1 January 2019.
  18. Cthulhu Mythos Trivia at Tv Tropes
  19. Comics Wire, "Doctor Strange ou comment j’ai appris la sorcellerie et à aimer Lovecraft"

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