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Just in sound - Thu reminds be of Lovecracft's Cthulhu

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Sep 21 2012, 2:41pm


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

" The Whisperer in Darkness (1930) hints at one of his character's knowing the creatures origins ("I learned whence Cthulhu first came, and why half the great temporary stars of history had flared forth.").[8] The 1931 novella At the Mountains of Madness refers to the "star-spawn of Cthulhu", who warred with another race called the Elder Things before the dawn of man.[12]"

The idea that JRRT read Lovecraft was discussed here:

http://newboards.theonering.net/...b=post_time;so=DESC;

I don't see any direct connection as JRRT was writing his material at the same time, before, and after Lovecraft published..."Tolkien worked on The Lay of Leithian from the summer of 1925 until September 1931"

http://en.wikipedia.org/.../The_Lay_of_Leithian

Subject User Time
Roger Garland's painting "Thu as Wolf More Great" Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 20 2012, 9:02pm
    I'm afraid I don't Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 21 2012, 1:49am
    Thu Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 21 2012, 3:43am
    See also HoMe III, The Lays of Beleriand, "The Lay of Leithian." Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Sep 21 2012, 12:20pm
        Ahhh, there it is...thanks.... Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 21 2012, 2:11pm
            Just in sound - Thu reminds be of Lovecracft's Cthulhu Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 21 2012, 2:41pm

 
 
 

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