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Quote1.png The most merciful thing in the world...is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. Quote2.png
H.P. Lovecraft[src]

History

Quote1.png We live on a placid island of ignorance, in the the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far...! Quote2.png
--H.P. Lovecraft[src]

H.P. Lovecraft was born in 1890.[3][4]

Lovecraft was a horror writer:[5]

  • He wrote about the True Faeries, as the Old Ones.[2]
  • At the time of World War I, a man, stranded on the sea after a German sea raid, eventually found himself on an island in the South Pacific, inhabited by fishmen who worshiped Dagon and offered him sacrifices in the form of fish and drowned men. He witnessed the horrible sacrificial ceremony and by the coming of Dagon, and was subsequently rendered insane by the experience. The man managed to flee the island and found himself in San Francisco, where he tried to learn more about what he had seen, and wrote down his story, until he was found back by the fishmen. That story was later published by H.P. Lovecraft, with the man as narrator, under the title "Dagon".[6]

Although some of Lovecraft's subject actually exist in Earth-616, his works are presented as fiction.[5] Myrna Lukaikas possessed a book by (or about) "HPL", as part of her collection on occult matters,[1] as did Doctor Strange.[7]

Death

He died in 1937.[3][4]

Legacy

H.P. Lovecraft became a famous horror writer[5] after his death, and his name was used as an adjective, "Lovecraftian", to describe eldritch horrors.[8][9]

Roxxon Bio-Asset #PXK003, an horrific giant monster, was named "Lovecraft".[10]

Notes

The reclusive scholar of Providence

Trivia

  • Lovecraft name is used as an adjective, "Lovecraftian", to describe eldritch horrors.[8][9]
  • When Carnage (Cletus Kasady) attempted to prove that history and the body counts of its wars was the definition of civilization, and that history was "just a story told by whoever clawed their way to the top of the carnage", he mentioned himself, Lovecraft and Manson.[11]

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