_chthonos_=>_Cthulhu_ ?? (was Re: Newbie Delurking (or decloa king as the case may be)
|From:||Karapcik, Mike <karapcik@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 14:55|
Well, according to my college professor in "Occult and Horror in
Literature" (yes, it was a fun class), you're exactly right. Cthulhu is a
"deep, unfathomable, chaotic" god. Also, "Miskatonic" comes from the same
| -----Original Message-----
| From: J Y S Czhang
| Subject: _chthonos_=>_Cthulhu_ ?? (was Re: Newbie Delurking (or
| decloaking as the case may be)
| In a message dated 12.11.2001 11:09:11 PM:
| >> Ph'nglui mglwnafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
| >> In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu lies dreaming.
| To me, _Cthulhu_ seems very close to the Greek
| _chthonos_, which is a
| word referring to the underworld and anything of the
| underworld. "Chthonic,"
| "tectonic," etc. is IIRC related to this root.