Reasons to like Lovecraft: Yog-Sothoth

If you’re a fan of H.P.Lovecraft you may recognise and hopefully enjoy seeing this. If you’re unaware of H.P.Lovecraft, then peel the rime off your eyeballs and get into this world of ultimate, sanity-blasting cosmic horror…

Image of Yog-Sothoth an Outer God of the Cthulhu Mythos

Opener of the Way, The All-in-One and the One-in-All

Source: DrHoz (Deviant Art)

Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth’s fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.

—H. P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”

brandenburg gate with cthulhu mythos imagery

Yog-Sothoth knows all and sees all

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Yog-Sothoth knows all and sees all. To “please” this Outer God could bring knowledge of many things and glimpses of far flung realms of cosmic terror and technology. However, like most beings in the Mythos, to see it or learn too much about it is to court disaster.

Dunwich Horror: Audio

1940s radio dramatisation of the story, from the series Suspense, starring Ronald Colman as Henry Armitage. This version is a bit hammy but if you’re into the old black and white Boris Karloff  & Lon Chaney Jr films, then this audio rendition should give you a suitable thrill.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Dunwich Horror (1970) – trailer

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4 thoughts on “Reasons to like Lovecraft: Yog-Sothoth

    • I utterly adore it. You’ve captured the absolute essence of the visual mood of what such an emanation might be like. Would you be interested in doing a little interview piece with me, on this blog? Let me know and I’ll ping you an email. David

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