R'lyeh's name was invoked in incantations by priests of Set along with those of Set and Yuggoth, by Thulandra Thuu, along Tsathoggua's and Nyarlethotep's names, and by the men of the sea worshipers of Dagon.
When Doctor Strange weakened the barriers containing the Old Ones, the "thing from R'lyeh" was let loose and harassed Jacob Roark in his cabin where he had retired himself to meditate for five years, and whose greater magical potential had been awakened by the same event, and whose energies was the only thing holding the thing's shape. Roark eventually relinquished his magical potential on Strange's counsel, and the thing departed.
- R'lyeh is a fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in Weird Tales (June, 1928).
- R'lyeh was originally wrote with a "l" minuscule letter. In comics, it is unknown how it is written (due to bubble texts being written exclusively in capital letters), but in the Demons' entry of the Marvel Zombies Handbook #1, it is written "R'Lyeh", with a capital "L".
- Magneto's island-base in the Bermuda Triangle, first appearing in Uncanny X-Men #147 (July, 1981), is believed to be (or to be based on) R'lyeh. Though the architecture on the island included octopus-headed statues and the inspiration for its design was clear, the island was never explicitly referred to as R'lyeh. It was possibly due to the uncertainty surrounding public domain status of some of Lovecraft's work.
- Appearances of R'lyeh (Location)
- Minor Appearances of R'lyeh (Location)
- Media R'lyeh (Location) was Mentioned in
- Images featuring R'lyeh (Location)
- Location Gallery: R'lyeh (Location)
Links and References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Savage Sword of Conan #176: The chant of a disciple of Dagon, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Ctulhu R'lyeh wgah-ngal fhtaga!", can be translated by "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Strange Tales Vol 2 #19
- ↑ Marvel Feature Vol 2 #7
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #52
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Savage Sword of Conan #176
- ↑ Adventures of the X-Men #4
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #176: The chant of a disciple of Dagon, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Ctulhu R'lyeh wgah-ngal fhtaga!", can be translated by "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming"
- ↑ X-Men: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Magneto - 14. Magneto and the city of R'lyeh on ScreenRant
- ↑ The Uncanny X-Men #150 - Indexer Notes on GCD
- ↑ Claremont's "Tempest": X-Men 147-150 on Doctor Comics
- ↑ Entry 005 – Magik on XavierFiles
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #148 - Comment posted by Luke Blanchard (on April 4, 2016) on SuperMegaMonkey's Marvel Comics Chronology