What is the origin of man in the Lovecraftian mythos? Best I've been able to discern...
1 Billion Years Ago
- Ubbo-Sathla (Elder Things)
----- Microbial Life
450 Million Years Ago
- Invertebrates/Fish (Elder Thing Experimentation)
370 Million Years Ago
- Amphibians (natural evolution)
----- Miri Nigri (Chaugnar-Faugn)
300 Million Years Ago
- Reptiles (natural evolution)
----- Serpents (Yig)
270 Million Years Ago
- Serpent People (Yig)
225 Million Years Ago
- Dinosaurs (natural evolution)
50 Million Years Ago
- Gyaa-Yothn (created by Serpent People)
- Voormis (created by Serpent People)
- Gnophkehs (created by Rhan-Tegoth?)
- Pre-Humans (natural evolution?)
500 Thousand Years Ago
- Modern Humans (natural evolution?)
- Beetle Folk
Last Days of Earth
Literally Reddit-tier, nothing more than a bitter and unlikable plagiarist and a ghost-writer.
Lord Dunsany and Poe are ten thousand times better than him, and the true originals (all Lovecraft could do was copy them).
Possibly Ubbo-Sathla? The Proto-Shoggoth and progenitor of all life on Earth which they created and lost control over?
Alot of people seem to think it is Yog-Sothoth.
In lovecraft,s universe we were product of natural evolution, that was changed by the yithians for their own amusement. Once we changed into modern humans they were much less interested in us and left
If you want the 'cthulhu mythos': Nameless City, The Festival, Call of Cthulhu, Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Colour out of space, Dunwich Horror, Whisperer in Darkness, At the Mountains of Madness, Shadow Over Innsmouth, Dreams in the Witchhouse, Thing on the Doorstep and Shadow out of Time. These all feel like they're in the same universe and some give intriguing alternative history to earth.
I just ordered this via book depository and never read anything by Lovecraft before, I've just always found his concepts interesting.
I know all of Lovecrafts work is available free online but I feel reading it on a screen might take away some of the atmosphere.
Am I missing out on any essential stories that this book might not contain?
See that's what I don't think is included in this book.
But the con to that is his work with other collaborators is all split up into heaps of different books (which go for $14-$50 each), the only other one I had my eye on was The Necronomicon. No book sites/stores actually list what stories are in each book so I'm not sure if I'm going to be buying the same stories over and over.
a) all life on earth was created by the Old Ones;
b) all life on earth was born from Ubbo-Sathla;
c) the ancestors of humanity came with Cthulhu (the Mound With Zealia Bishop)
The Necronomicon collection is only meant to be a collection of his stories, not a grimoire. I have the Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales, but now I'm jelly of that complete collection >>16847142 posted.