Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

November/December 2014 Gift Guide Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Cthulhu’s Spawn: The “Little” C

This article was written by Llewellyn
posted under Alhazred

The spawn of Cthulhu—or as I like to call them, the Little C—are the brethren to Cthulhu, the difference being that their stature and powers are smaller when compared with the Big C. From Lovecraft’s writing it is not clear if they are the actual offspring of Cthulhu, but the word spawn communicates to the reader the watery existence of their world (for now, that is, but when the stars are right, the spawn will no longer be confined to merely dwell under the waves!).

Oops, sorry about that little revelation. I’m sure it won’t happen in my lifetime. I have been under some mental strain compiling this primer.

Dwelling in R’lyeh with their lord, the Cthulhu spawn are in thrall to the Big C, who rules them with an iron mind.

Forging psychic links with his brethren, Cthulhu awaits the day when the stars are aligned, R’lyeh will rise above the ocean waves, and the atmosphere will not be poisonous to him or his kind. Trapped/sealed/sleeping in compartments all around the city, the spawn slumber and dream as Cthulhu does, although the reach of their mental powers is not nearly as pronounced or as strong as Cthulhu’s.

However, some of the spawn dare not dream openly about the hour when R’lyeh takes its rightful place again on the surface world, and they can wrest the yoke from the Big C and rule the surface world instead of him. Then they can feast and glut themselves upon the myriad corpses of the human infestation of the dry lands. The spawn know that their ancient foes no longer have sway over the Earth, that now only the human race infests the lands and seas, and the numbers of these hairless but intelligent apes have escalated over the passing millennia.

The spawn are patient, so very patient. One day they know they will no longer be slaves in their own city but masters of all the Earth instead. One day humans will be displaced at the top of the food chain.

That day can be hastened with some help from the very humans who plague them. Perhaps with the right mental nudging and brief flashes of alien-inspired technology, humans could replicate the atmospheric conditions needed for Cthulhu and his kind to walk the land without pain or injury.

Perhaps the humans could develop a technology to alter the very gasses of the air, displacing the hated oxygen with its kindred carbon dioxide. Perhaps the spawn could whisper into the ear of Cthulhu that if the humans would burn the fossil fuels that abound in the Earth’s crust, then the skies would darken with clouds of sulfur rains, killing the trees that produce the despised oxygen. Perhaps if it was suggested to humans that an internal combustion engine would be the technology to elevate humanity from its dependence on gravity and physical labor, then maybe the humans would be all too willing to embrace the helping hand that would ultimately ensure their demse, as the spawn of Cthulhu await their turn as lords of the land again. This theory, that humanity is slowly slitting its own collective throat, makes sense as I read the newspaper and analyze how mankind is just now realizing the effects of global warming.

Do you think I am still insane? Or maybe I am the sane one, watching my world with the calculated logic of occult knowledge . . .

From The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer, by T. Allan Bilstad


RELATED PRODUCTS

Alhazred
Alhazred
Author of the Necronomicon
Donald Tyson
$29.95 US,  $34.95 CAN
$19.47 US,  $22.72 CAN On Sale! | Add to Cart
The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer
The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer
A Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos
T. Allan Bilstad
$11.95 US,  $13.95 CAN
$4.18 US,  $4.88 CAN On Sale! | Add to Cart
Necronomicon
Necronomicon
The Wanderings of Alhazred
Donald Tyson
$19.99 US,  $22.95 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well. I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article
Esoteric Freemasonry: The Hidden Side of the Pyramid
Guided In Spirit
Empathy as a Spiritual Power: What Type of Empath Are You?
How to Capture Evidence of a Ghost
Gettysburg: Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

Most recent posts:
6 Feet of Snow?? Predicting the Weather with Astrology
Winter hasn't even begun, and already Mother Nature has been pummeling most of the United States with unseasonable cold and early snow storms. As...

When Judgement Calls
The Judgement card is a dramatic one, calling us to new life. It is not, as its name implies, about judgement, not exactly. When we hear the call...

A Useful Yes/No Spread
Many readers do not care for yes/no questions because they feel they are not useful and are not empowering. However, I have found one that is very...





Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
82nd Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar

By: Llewellyn
Price: $14.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
$11.99 US,  $13.59 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $10.99 US,  $12.50 CAN
$8.79 US,  $10.00 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Daily Planetary Guide Llewellyn's 2015 Daily Planetary Guide
Complete Astrology At-A-Glance

By: Llewellyn
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN
$10.39 US,  $11.96 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $15.95 CAN
$11.19 US,  $12.76 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Moon Sign Book Llewellyn's 2015 Moon Sign Book
Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.16 CAN On Sale!