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 has inspired a few Marvel Comics locations, including:
- 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.
- R'llyeh, in the Black Smokers' Trench of the Pacific Ocean, is obviously patterned after R'lyeh, and many matter related to R'llyeh are references to 'The Call of Cthulhu". The Logomancer stated that the Necronomicon, the Oracles of Zoroaster, the Darkhold and other mystic scrolls and books were in fact just imperfect copies of the ancient writings etched on the walls of R'llyeh produced by ancient beings.
- Carnage Vol. 2 features two locations analogous to R'lyeh:
- The Chthonic Island.
- K'lay was mentioned in the verse of the Darkhold "Ph'nglui mglw'naft Chthon K'lay wgah'nagl fhtagn", a revamping of the famous sentence "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn", a sentence from "The Call of Cthulhu", replacing Cthulhu and R'lyeh by Chthon and K'lay. Translated into English, the sentence reads "In his house at K'lay dead Chthon waits dreaming."
- 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, while mentioning the Black Gods of R'Lyeh, it is written "R'Lyeh", with a capital "L".
- 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"
- ↑ Cthulhu Mythos Trivia at Tv Tropes
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Namor: The First Mutant #3