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a. Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators. n. A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.


Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story " The Call of Cthulhu", published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references. Lovecraft depicts Cthulhu as a gigantic entity worshiped by cultists. Cthulhu's anatomy is described as part octopus, part man, and part dragon. Its name was given to the Lovecraft-inspired universe where it and its fellow entities existed, the Cthulhu Mythos.

Cthulhu (2000 film)

Cthulhu is a 2000 Australian low budget horror film that was directed, produced, and written by Damian Heffernan. It is mostly based on two Lovecraft stories, " The Thing on the Doorstep" and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. It stars Adam Somes as a young student that discovers that his best friend has become involved in a cult intent on raising Cthulhu. It screened at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, after which point it was purchased by Channel 9 for screening in Australia as part of their Australian content quota obligations. The film was also purchased by Trend Films in Italy for screening via their Satellite Television network.

Cthulhu (2007 film)

Cthulhu is a 2007 American horror film directed by Dan Gildark and co-written by Grant Cogswell and Daniel Gildark. The film is loosely based on the novella The Shadow over Innsmouth (1936) by H. P. Lovecraft.

The film moves the story from New England to the Pacific Northwest. The film is notable for having a gay protagonist. Screenwriter Grant Cogswell explained that he and Gildark chose to exploit the metaphor for the horror faced by a gay person returning for a relative's funeral and having to face the horrors of small-town life.

The film premiered June 14, 2007 at the Seattle International Film Festival and officially opened in select theatrical venues August 22, 2008.

Cthulhu (disambiguation)

Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft

Cthulhu may also refer to:

  • Cthulhu (2000 film), an Australian horror film by Damian Heffernan
  • Cthulhu (2007 film), an American horror film
  • H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu: The Whisperer in Darkness, a 1990s comics mini-series
  • "Cthulhu", a song by Therion from Beyond Sanctorum
  • "Cthulhu", a song by The Acacia Strain from Continent
  • Illithid, also known as a Mindflayer, a creature from the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game that distinctly resembles Cthulhu
  • "Cuttlefish of Cthulhu", a 'Member' of the heavy metal band GWAR
  • Cthulhu (Pluto), the largest dark region on Pluto
  • Cthulhu (genus), a symbiotic microorganism that lives in the guts of termites
  • C'thulhu (assassination), an assassination dark web site
  • Cthulhu (developer)
Cthulhu (developer)

Cthulhu aka Thomas White is a British Tor hidden service developer and administrator.

Activities involved being consulted on a number of Tor security matters such as dark web scams, law enforcement raids and darknet markets.

He has hosted a number of data dumps including those associated with Hacking Team, Ashley Madison, and Patreon.

In January 2016 he hosted a release of the files hacked from the Fraternal Order of Police.

Usage examples of "cthulhu".

The first was just a scrap, with the words Cthulhu fhtagn written on it.

We could hope that Cthulhu or whoever is intruding on our peace might just decide to look around and go home.

Resume with Monsters, sees: that many corporations are in fact intrusions into our world of Lovecraftian monsters from Beyond, furthering the unspeakable ends of fearsome Cthulhu, his dread messenger Nyarlathotep, and other horrors from the Outer Dark.