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Books in the Cthulhu Mythos

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The most famous work which appears in the mythos is the Necronomicon.
Many fictional works of arcane literature appear in H.P. Lovecraft's cycle of interconnected works
often known as the Cthulhu Mythos. The main literary purpose of these works is to explain how
characters within the tales come by occult or esoteric knowledge that is unknown to the general
populace. However, in some cases the works themselves serve as an important plot device.
Thus, in Robert Bloch's tale "The Shambler from the Stars", a weird fiction writer seals his doom
by casting a spell from the arcane book De Vermis Mysteriis.
Another purpose of these tomes was to give members of the Lovecraft Circle a means to pay
homage to one another. Consequently, Clark Ashton Smith used Lovecraft's Necronomicon (his
most prominent creation) in Smith's tale "Ubbo-Sathla". Likewise, Lovecraft used Robert E.
Howard's Nameless Cults in his tale "Out of the Aeons". Thereafter, these texts and others
appear in the works of numerous other Mythos authors (some of whom have added their own
grimoires to the literary arcana), including August Derleth, Lin Carter, Brian Lumley, Jonathan L.
Howard, and Ramsey Campbell.
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Book of Azathoth
He must meet the Black Man, and go with them all to the throne of Azathoth at the centre of
ultimate Chaos. That was what she said. He must sign in his own blood the book of Azathoth and
take a new secret name now that his independent delvings had gone so far.
—H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dreams in the Witch House"
The Book of Azathoth is a creation of Lovecraft's. It is mentioned in "The Dreams in the Witch
House" as a book harbored by Nyarlathotep in the form of the Black Man (or Satan). The
protagonist, Walter Gilman, is forced to sign the book in his blood, pledging his soul to Azathoth
and Nyarlathotep (just like the titular witch, Keziah Mason).
Other authors have expanded on the Book. Michael Alan Nelson writes (in his Fall of Cthulhu
series for Boom! Studios) that the signer attracts the attention of the Other Gods by writing their
name in the book. Glynn Owen Barrass states (in The Starry Wisdom Library) that the book
praises the Lovecraftian pantheon and renounces/mocks the Christian scripture.
Book of Eibon
. . . The Book of Eibon, that strangest and rarest of occult forgotten volumes ... is said to have
come down through a series of manifold translations from a prehistoric original written in the lost
language of Hyperborea.
—Clark Ashton Smith, "Ubbo-Sathla"
The Book of Eibon, or Liber Ivonis or Livre d'Eibon, is attributed to Clark Ashton Smith. It appears
in a number of Lovecraft's stories, such as "The Haunter of the Dark" (Liber Ivonis), "The Dreams
in the Witch House" (Book of Eibon),"The Horror in the Museum" (Book of Eibon) and "The
Shadow Out of Time" (Book of Eibon).
The book is supposed to have been written by Eibon, a wizard in the land of Hyperborea. It was
an immense text of arcane knowledge that contained, among other things, a detailed account of
Eibon's exploits, including his journeys to the Vale of Pnath and the planet Shaggai, his
veneration rituals of Zhothaqquah (Eibon's patron deity), and his magical formulae—such as for
the slaying of certain otherworldly horrors. Unfortunately, only one complete fragment of the
original is known to exist, scattered in different places of our world, though there are translations

AN. The Book of Iod contains details about Iod. XM Cthäat Aquadingen The Cthäat Aquadingen. . The Huntington Library of San Marino. possibly in Latin. One of the known copies was kept for 91 years in an arcane library of the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence. It also contains many so-called Sathlattae. BU. a transcript of what he remembered of his translations of the books in the Great Library of Celaeno. HD. 1956)" — collected in To Charles Fort. California is said to hold an expurgated translation. was created by Brian Lumley for his short story "The Cyprus Shell" (1968). GW. to the Miskatonic University library in 1915. A Latin version was apparently written between the 11th and 12th century. was created by Robert Bloch (August Derleth claimed to have invented the fictional text. Ref BH. possibly a combination of Greek and Coptic. Professor Laban Shrewsbury and his companions traveled to Celaeno several times to escape Cthulhu's minions. French. Although its origin is unknown. as was an English translation that appeared sometime in the 14th century. TN. possibly meaning Things of the Water. 1939). Rhode Island. He submitted the transcript. LE. Ref BO. BA. The original Book of Iod." which sounds remarkably like Kuttner. YU Book of Iod The Book of Iod was created by Henry Kuttner and first appeared in his short story "Bells of Horror" (as Keith Hammond. and Latin—Liber Ivonis is the title of the Latin translation. This text. and Zuchequon. It is first mentioned as appearing in northern Germany around 400 AD. containing ten Cthulhu Mythos stories by Kuttner along with three related stories by Kuttner and Robert Bloch. the book may have been written by the mysterious author "Khut-Nah. Lin Carter. In his novel The Trail of Cthulhu. HC. "Celaeno" refers to a distant planet that contains a huge library of alien literature. Shrewsbury later wrote the Celaeno Fragments. Kiernan and plays an especially important role in her 2003 novel Low Red Moon. PW. KB. YE Cultes des Goules Cultes des Goules. of which only one copy exists. the Shining Hunter. Doctor Dexter removed the grimoire and added it to his library. Cultes des Goules is mentioned numerous times in the works of Caitlin R. After Robert Blake’s mysterious death in 1935. but this was denied by both Lovecraft and Bloch himself).[2] Ref AG. UB. With Love (2005). UT. The text is also prominently mentioned in her short story "Spindleshanks (New Orleans.[4] It is a book of black magic written by Francois-Honore Balfour (Comte d'Erlette) in 1702. or Cults of Ghouls. S5. VP.in English. rituals and spells related to Ubbo-Sathla. by Johann Negus. DW. RD. Only a handful of copies are in existence. AX. Price. OK. deals with Cthulhu and other sea-horrors. is written in the "Ancient Tongue". CW.[3] The Book of Iod was also the title of a short-story collection published by Chaosium in 1995.[1] Smith presents his short story "The Coming of the White Worm" as Chapter IX of the Book of Eibon. and Robert M. BT C Celaeno Fragments The Celaeno Fragments is credited to August Derleth. RB. such as Inpesca. which consisted of about fifty pages. Vorvados. by an unknown author. Ref BK. It was published in France and later denounced by the church. HA. XM.

They are alluded to in passing as a semi-mythical collection of chants attributed to the almost-human people of Leng. Whitney's translation is remarkably similar to the Pnakotic Manuscripts. and "The Shadow Out of Space" (1957). have circulated among secretive cults. Searight invented The Eltdown Shards in a head-note (which purported to be a quotation from this text) to his story "The Sealed Casket" (Weird Tales. DM. the Eltdown Shards were most likely inscribed by the Elder Things.[6] Ref CF. including Gordon Whitney and his The Eltdown Shards: A Partial Translation. Nonetheless. Miskatonic University's library is said to hold a copy of the Dhol Chants. SO. so the summoning of this being could prove calamitous. is a grimoire created by Robert Bloch. unfortunately. Ref GH. Eltdown in southern England. WK. Lovecraft later quoted the unpublished headnote in a letter to Clark Ashton Smith. as well as a number of non-academic versions. ST. The shards date to the Triassic period and are covered with strange symbols thought to be untranslatable. several authors have penned their own interpretations of the markings. or Mysteries of the Worm. and the Great Race's fateful encounter with the Yekubians. Ref AX.The book "Cultes des Goules" is also mentioned in passing as being part of a collection that was discovered in the titular castle in the 1981 novel The Keep but does not appear in the 1983 movie based on the book. who probably buried the ceramics in England when it was part of the great supercontinent Pangaea. Dhol Chants The Dhol Chants was first mentioned in the short story "The Horror In The Museum" (1932) by Lovecraft and Hazel Heald. Despite its connections to the Great Race. XM D De Vermis Mysteriis Main article: De Vermis Mysteriis De Vermis Mysteriis. WW2. March 1935). A magical formula from the nineteenth shard is for the summoning of the "Warder of Knowledge". a text produced by the Great Race of Yith. CB. They are mysterious pottery fragments found in 1882 and named after the place where they were discovered. The chants themselves are never described. GG. Many of these works. LT. nor do they appear in any other of Lovecraft's works. "leading some to believe that he wrote it". GW. the planet from which the Great Race came. The translation describes Yith. The Lurker at the Threshold (1945). SU. They are described as a set . the dismissal portion of the ritual is garbled. S5. It also appeared in Stephen King's novels "Jerusalem's Lot" and recent "Revival". HM. HG. ST. YK E Eltdown Shards Richard F. The Eltdown Shards are mentioned in numerous mythos stories. XM. August Derleth later used the chants in his stories "The Gable Window" (1957). YT G G'harne Fragments The G'harne Fragments first appeared in the works of Brian Lumley.[5] He cited the book in The Shadow out of Time and The Challenge from Beyond. HD. first appearing in Bloch's short story "The Shambler from the Stars" (1935). XM. The story was actually published in that issue without the headnote. EC.

Both are great advocates of Chambers' work and have written many stories that utilize Chambers creations. XM K The King in Yellow Main article: The King in Yellow The King in Yellow is a widely-censored play. Most copies were destroyed in the wake of a series of grisly murders. Karl Edward Wagner and Joseph S. rendering Hastur as an evil deity related to Cthulhu and the King In Yellow as one of his incarnations. TN. ST. NC. OA. Both of these scholars died in Lumley's works: Sir Amery in "Cement Surroundings" (1969) and Walmsley in "In the Vaults Beneath" (1971). August Derleth later expanded on this connection in his own stories. names that Chambers borrowed from the writings of Ambrose Bierce. It is an eight page pamphlet on astral projection. BU. The pamphlet appeared in Salem. S3. DW. IU. Chambers also named The King in Yellow. DH. PM. NW. RB. FS. Lovecraft was a fan of the book and included references to the Lake of Hali and The Yellow Sign in his short story "The Whisperer in Darkness" (1930). HC. SX. HG. OP. NG. XM. Ref AM. as well as in the writings of other authors. published in 1895 and set in a hypothetical year 1920. DQ. YS L Liber Ivonis See Book of Eibon. PS. TC. IV. PL. SD. called the Yellow Sign. all who read the play's second act either go mad or suffer another terrible fate. CA. Its setting and events include mysterious places and entities such as Carcosa. PE. BO. HO. Massachusetts in 1783 and circulated among occult groups. S2. FE. Pulver returned Chambers creations to their original cosmic horror roots. Ref MI. PJ. Hastur. YB. CS. usually wrought in gold. OK.of miraculously preserved shards of obsidian or some other black stone that record the history of the pre-human African city of G'harne. Ref BU. The play was first imagined in a collection of short stories by Robert W. TD. SM3. The play is named after a mysterious supernatural figure featured in it. RP. The two primary translators of the fragments are Sir Amery Wendy-Smith and Gordon Walmsley. KK. HD. RL. It appears in a number of Lovecraft's stories. ES. and the Lake of Hali. Its author is unknown and is believed to have committed suicide after publishing it in 1889. NM. The lost city is located somewhere in the southern Sahara Desert and is currently a frequent haunt of the chthonians. FH. LT. UV. OD. TG. SH. KB. OB. Though the first act is said to be "innocent". NN. TC. S4. . YN O On the Sending Out of the Soul On the Sending Out of the Soul appears in Henry Kuttner's short story "Hydra" (1939). The Haunter of the Dark N Necronomicon Main article: Necronomicon The Necronomicon is arguably the most famous (or infamous) of Lovecraft's grimoires. who is connected to a peculiar alien symbol. Pulver also edited an anthology of Chambers inspired stories called A Season in Carcosa. AR.

Paul Wilson is among the authors who have referred to this collection in their own work.[9] Ref DT. P. DQ. Beverly Hoag Adams. AM. Ref BL. copies of the Scripture have circulated among secretive cults (such as the Esoteric Order of Dagon) and other occult groups. published an expurgated version of the book. Nonetheless. however. HG. HM. In contemporary times. It was written in Naacal (the language of Mu) and appears to have been authored by Imash-Mo. WK. produced a translation of the book. Copeland also cited the book in his work The Prehistoric Pacific in Light of the 'Ponape Scripture' (1911). Harold Hadley Copeland. other versions of the Ponape Scripture have seen print. his granddaughter. The book has been translated in English by Professors Theodore Hayward Gates and Pascal Chevillion in 1714 and describes the Great Old One Kassogtha. though other scribes would add to it over the ages. With the help of his servant Yogash (hinted to be a Deep One hybrid[8]). The original version of the manuscript remains at the Kester Library in Salem. WD. S5. Ref AF. the eighth page details a formula for effecting astral travel. YT Poakotic Fragments Also known as Puahotic Fragments mentioned in H. a primordial metropolis built by the Great Race of Yith.[7] P Parchments of Pnom The Parchments of Pnom is a manuscript written by Hyperborea's leading genealogist and soothsayer. high priest of Ghatanothoa. Among the required ingredients are a brazier and the drug Cannabis indica. most notably Tsathoggua. CW. Ponape Scripture The Ponape Scripture first appeared in Lin Carter's short story "Out of the Ages" (1975). PN. sister and incestuous . ST. PO. The formula is always successful but has an unforeseen side effect: it invokes the horrid Outer God the Hydra. The book showed signs of great age—its pages were made of palm leaves and its binding was of an ancient. a collated version of the Manuscripts appears in Wilson's novel The Keep. XM R Las Reglas de Ruina Las Reglas de Ruina (literally "the Laws of Ruin") first appeared in Joseph S. F. HD. a leading authority on the Scripture. published in 1907 by Miskatonic University Press. Hoag managed to write a translation of the manuscript. and his successors. The Scripture is a manuscript found in the Caroline Islands by Captain Abner Exekiel Hoag sometime around 1734. Lovecraft's ghost writing "The Horror in the Museum". The book contains details of Mu and of Zanthu. the city of Pnakotus. After Hoag's death. XM. But when he tried to have it published. MT Pnakotic Manuscripts Main article: Pnakotic Manuscripts The Pnakotic Manuscripts is named after the place where it was kept. It is a tome written by Philip of Navarre in 1520. now-extinct cycadean wood.The first seven pages of the pamphlet contain vague mystic writing. The Great Race is credited with authoring the Manuscripts. Pulver's novel Nightmare's Disciple. a Spanish friar of 16th Century. BU. OG. It is written in the "Elder Script" of that land and contains a detailed account of the lineage of the Hyperborean gods. his efforts were thwarted by religious leaders who strongly objected to the book's references to Dagon. Massachusetts. high priest of Ythogtha. TG. OA. FO. XI. LE.

who would be born in the western land of the red savage across the great ocean in Columbus' New World. XM T Tarsioid Psalms The Tarsioid Psalms are a collection of writings dating back the early Cenozoic Era. Only two copies are known of. probably attributed to a primate-folk which lived in North America during Paleocene/Eocene times. In that volume were the chronicles of great sorcerers of old. PL S Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan The Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan is a collection of writings mentioned by Lovecraft in "The Other Gods" (1921) and "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" (1926). In both stories. The collection can be considered to be an analogue to the I Ching. while Randolph Carter consulted them during his quest to reach Kadath.[10] Rumor has it that Mythos scholar Antonius Quine published a corrected edition of the Revelations of Glaaki bound in a single volume. the books are mentioned in conjunction with the Pnakotic Manuscripts.bride of Cthulhu. among others. OG. HH. half stupor. The text originally contained nine volumes. though one was destroyed during the Spanish Inquisition. a man that shall set the Great Old One free from her stellar prison. the Great Old One 'Ymnar. EW. and the histories of demons earthly and ultracosmic. PI. The only . and the veritable spells by which the demons could be called up and controlled and dismissed. they wrote down what they remembered of their master's thoughts. HG. a Chinese text of cosmology and divination. and. TY. as he sat there in a state half terror. They describe the evil destructive entity named Ngyr-Korath and its spawn. NK. in the blood of an incubus-begotten monster.[11] Ref CP. The cult's handwritten manuscripts later came to be known as the Revelations of Glaaki. The book gives a description of the Great Old One Quachil Uttaus. Carnamagos. They are kept in the temple of the Elder Ones in the city of Ulthar. Whenever Glaaki slept. since they were part of Glaaki and shared his memories. Ref HW3 Testament of Carnamagos Now. no other existing copies are mentioned in Lovecraft's works. IL. Ref DQ. The book also foretells of the coming of a messiah of destruction. "The Treader of the Dust" The Testament of Carnamagos was created by Clark Ashton Smith and first appeared in his short story "Xeethra" (1934). The text is featured more prominently in Smith's "The Treader of the Dust" (1935). his eyes were drawn to the wizard volume before him: the writings of that evil sage and seer. and transcribed by an apostate monk in the original Greek. Barzai the Wise studied the books before his journey to see the gods dancing on Mount HathegKla. It was written by the undead cult worshipping the Great Old One Glaaki. which had been recovered a thousand years agone from some Graeco-Bactrian tomb. —Clark Ashton Smith. the members of his cult had periods of free will. Ref NH Revelations of Glaaki The Revelations of Glaaki first appeared in Ramsey Campbell's short story "The Inhabitant of the Lake" (1964). but it may have had more at different times in the past.

beaked. HG. Howard originally called the book Nameless Cults. Along with the use of arcane literature. he flees in terror when he realizes that they are merely the god's fingertips. he and some of his people escaped the destruction of Mu. It contains the rituals to summon the Great Old One Kassogtha. In 1913. Carter's story "The Thing in the Pit" in his Lost Worlds purports to be a translation from the Zanthu Tablets. describing Zanthu's struggle against the rising cult of Ghatanothoa and his own religion's lamented decline. He also describes his failed attempt to release the god Ythogtha from its prison. The controversial brochure was later denounced by the academic community and was suppressed by the authorities. but Lovecraft and Derleth gave it the German title which can translate to either Unspeakable Cults or Unpronounceable Cults (both meaning of the word are in common usage). The tablets reveal a partial history of Mu. WB. After the other members of the expedition died or deserted him.remaining copy is bound in shagreen and fastened with hasps of human bone. rising from a gorge. Copeland's later manuscripts were never published. guided by the Ponape Script. Later wandering into a Mongolian outpost. OA. written circa in 1100 BC during Zhou Dynasty. The tablets themselves are twelve engraved pieces of black jade inscribed by Zanthu. CN. He made the rough translation using a key borrowed from the estate of Colonel Churchward. the language of the sunken continent of Mu. HD. a starving and raving Copeland was the only survivor of the expedition. The centerpiece of the story is the discovery of the tablets. Ref RU. They are written in a hieratic form of Naacal. texts which innately possess . eventually reaching his goal. Upon witnessing three black. SV. Ref DT. According to Zanthu. XM Z Zanthu Tablets The Zanthu Tablets first appeared in "The Dweller in the Tomb" (1971). Ten years after the publication of the brochure. Copeland died in an asylum. which are an important part of Carter's Xothic legend cycle. which was sunk by the wrath of the Elder Gods. Howard and was written by the fictional Friedrich von Junzt. a wizard and high priest of Ythogtha. TP Zhou Texts An ancient manuscript found in Asia. Ref NH The following is a list of miscellaneous books — both real and fictitious — appearing in the Cthulhu Mythos. Harold Hadley Copeland led an expedition into Indochina to locate the plateau of Tsang and to find the tomb of Zanthu. XE U Unaussprechlichen Kulten Main article: Unaussprechlichen Kulten Unaussprechlichen Kulten was created by Robert E. slimy heads. Opening the tomb. and heavily edited it out of a concern for "public sanity". he was horrified to discover that the mummified face of Zanthu resembled his own. by Lin Carter. Copeland published a brochure entitled The Zanthu Tablets: A Conjectural Translation in 1916. the last qualified translator of ancient Naacal. Copeland pressed on. Ref BN. NR. "vaster than any mountain". OE.

The title of the work as it appears in the Cthulhu Mythos. Overview The following table[12] is organized as follows: Title. A code in bold indicates the work's first appearance in mythos fiction.supernatural powers or effects. Laban Shrewsbury (Derleth) — HC. Lovecraft Notes. CA. RZ. Scott-Elliot — CC? Azathoth and Other Horrors F Edward Pickman Derby (Lovecraft) — HZ. in some cases the works themselves serve as important plot devices or simply opportunities for members of the Lovecraft Circle to pay homage to one another and other sources. A two-letter code denoting the stories or other sources in which the work appears. WN Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria R W. Fict/Real. The person or character credited as the author of the work. WS Ars Magna et Ultima R Raymond Lully (1235–1315) Ars Magna et Ultima roughly translates to Universal Art. real-life works by R. The main literary purpose of books in the Mythos is to explain how characters within the tales come by occult or esoteric knowledge that is unknown to the general populace. If the author is fictitious. Howard Lovecraft = H. P. A brief summary of the work. Author. Authors of nonfictional works are real people. there is also a strong tradition of fictional works or fictionalizing real works in the Mythos. References. Surnames of mythos writers are as follows: Derleth = August Derleth Bloch = Robert Bloch Howard = Robert E. Generalis et Ultima (1517). The proper title of this work is Ars Magna. Table-a (A–D) Title Fict/ Real Author Notes References An Investigation into Myth-Patterns of Latter-Day Primitives with Especial Reference to the R'lyeh Text F Prof. Fictitious works are denoted by F. TN The Black Rites F Luveh-Keraphf (Bloch) . the name of the writer who created the work appears in parenthesis after the character's name. TD. However.

MA Cryptomenysis Patefacta R John Falconer The title of this work. It is also said to contain prose in imitation of Scripture that ridicules Christianity and glorifies the Outer Gods. in his story "The Dunwich Horror" (1929). WZ Clavis Alchimiae R Robert Fludd (1574–1637) — CA Commentaries on Witchcraft F Mycroft (Bloch) The fictitious author Mycroft may allude to Sherlock Holmes' brother. though it receives only passing mention. YT Book of Thoth F — A book from Egyptian mythology but an actual text in mythos stories. TG. he convicted and sentenced to death about nine hundred reputed witches. first published in 1685. SU. YT Book of Hidden Things F — Originally created by William Lumley in his draft version of "The Diary of Alonzo Typer". UC Book of Azathoth F (Lovecraft) In Lovecraft's fiction. TK. DH. During a fifteen-year period. intended to be used for prosecuting alleged witches. but only came to light in the late nineteenth century and may be a forgery dating from that time. Mycroft Holmes. HC Daemonolatreia R Remigius Remigius is the Latinized pen name for Nicholas Remy (1530–1612).[13] DW Book of Dzyan R Anonymous The Book of Dzyan purports to be an ancient text of Tibetan origin. Shrewsbury's unfinished work was published posthumously following his alleged demise. LI. DH Cthulhu in the Necronomicon F Prof. Laban Shrewsbury (Derleth) The work is Professor Shrewsbury's supposed sequel to his An Investigation into Myth-Patterns of Latter-Day Primitives.— HG. the book was retained by Lovecraft when he revised the story. The original manuscript is kept at the Miskatonic University library. along with other titles from the same article. FE The Daemonolorum F (Bloch) . it is a book carried by Nyarlathotep in his aspect as the Black Man which initiates must sign in blood to enter into his service. is a compendium of information about witchcraft. Lovecraft found this work in the entry on "Cryptography" in the 9th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica and included it. HD. an infamous French judge who presided over witchcraft trials. His work. Daemonolatreia or Demonolatry. translates to "The Art of Secret Information Disclosed without a Key".

LL. published 1809.html CA Kryptographik R J. 815)[14] Liber investigationis magisterii CA Magyar Folklore F Dornly (Howard) — . Like Cryptomenysis Patefacta. DH De Lapide Philosophico R Johannes Trithemius (1462–1516) — CA De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis F Ranft [1734] (Bloch) The title means "On the Eating of the Dead in the Tomb". Two real-life books share this title.levity. DH Liber-Damnatus F (Lovecraft) — CA Liber Investigationis R Geber (c. a reference to a legend that claims that entombed corpses. MA Table-b (G–P) Title Fict/ Real Author Notes References Ghorl Nigral F (Willis Conover) An invention of one of Lovecraft's correspondents. Lovecraft found the work under "Cryptography" in the 20th century edition of Encyclopædia Britannica. HG. TP Image du Monde R Gauthier de Metz — NC Invocations to Dagon F (Derleth) — BI Key of Wisdom R Artephius http://www. feed on their burial shrouds and even their own rotting flesh.com/alchemy/artephiu.H. one by Michael Raufft (1728) and the other by Philip Rehrius (1679). 721–c. driven by pangs of hunger. Klüber A real book on cryptography.— KD De Furtivis Literarum Notis R Giovanni Battista della Porta (1535?–1615) The title means "On the Secret Symbols of Letters".

DH Table-c (R–Z) Title Fict/ Real Author Notes References Regnum Congo R Filippo Pigafetta — PH Remnants of Lost Empires F Otto Dostman (Howard) — BN Sadducismus Triumphatus R Joseph Glanvill A revised edition was published in London in 1681. RT Occultus F Heiriarchus (Bloch) — ET Polygraphia R Johannes Trithemius (1462–1516) Another book on cyptography from the Encyclopædia Britannica that Lovecraft mentions in "The Dunwich Horror". FE The Saurian Age F . the book was actually created by Ambrose Bierce in his story "The Man and the Snake" (1890).BN Marvells of Science F Morryster (Lovecraft) Though mentioned by Lovecraft. FE Night-Gaunt F Edgar Hengist Gordon (Bloch) — KD Observations on the several parts of Africa F Sir Wade Jermyn (Lovecraft) — JM Of Evill Sorceries done in New-England of Daemons in no Humane Shape F (Lovecraft & Derleth) — LT.

mentioned it in his novel The Trail of Cthulhu to make it part of the mythos canon. who was initially interested in the book and intended to publish it. A similar work on alchemy. Ward Phillips (Lovecraft) Although created by Lovecraft. the provenance of Thesaurus Chemicus is not known. Speculum Alchemiae (1541). called the work a "sloppy literary forgery". published in Basel in 1613. though he may not have been its author. Nebraska. referring to the Lewis de Claremont edition in his collection. is credited to Bacon.[15] OV The Soul of Chaos F Edgar Hengist Gordon (Bloch) — KD Sussex Manuscript F (Fred L. Hoffman Price) They are engraved tablets kept on the planet Yaddith which the wizard Zkauba consulted in "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" (1934). the book is featured more prominently in Derleth's posthumous collaboration The Lurker at the Threshold (1945). CA The Witch-Cult in Western Europe R Dr. WD We Pass From View F Roland Franklyn (Campbell) . which was published in Paris in 1586. Lin Carter. a Lovecraft fan in Lincoln. Derleth. LT Thesaurus Chemicus R(?) Roger Bacon Although Roger Bacon is cited as the writer of the work in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. TG Thaumaturgicall Prodigies in the New-English Canaan F Rev. Traicté des Chiffres ou d'Escrire. wrote the work as an alleged English translation of the Necronomicon. DH Turba Philosophorum R (Lovecraft) A book of alchemy whose title means "Gathering of Philosophers". it was printed in a special issue of Crypt of Cthulhu #63 (Eastertide 1989).Banfort (Lovecraft & Derleth) — VV The Seventh Book of Moses R (Derleth) A work supposedly written by Moses that purports to be a lost book of the Bible. CC. Pelton) Pelton. Although Arkham House never published the work. Margaret Alice Murray Lovecraft cited this work as early as "The Horror at Red Hook" (1927). GS The Tablets of Nhing F (Lovecraft & E. CA Traicté des Chiffres R Blaise de Vigenère Vigenère was a leading European authority on cryptography and wrote a similarly titled book.

Lovecraft: The Books".). ed. 244–5. Discovering H. pp. Crypt of Cthulhu #35: A Pulp Thriller and Theological Journal 5 (1): 11. CP Zohar R (Lovecraft) References Actual key work of Jewish kabbalism CA Harms. p. T. pp. External links Mythos Tomes. 193. (2005). "Book of Eibon". In Gerald W. (1975) [1975]. Henry Kuttner selected and edited by Robert M. Lovecraft: The Books".). Carter. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana. who uses it in his search for a high priest. revised by Robert M. "Out of the Ages". "Ponape Scripture". 29. though the character Professor Harold Hadley Copeland claimed that he was a "hybrid human/Deep One".). ISBN 156882-040-2. Pearsall. (1987) [1964]. the book wound up in a job lot and came into the possession of the god Y'golonac. ISBN 0-8125-1660-5. Price . When he died. chapter decorations by Dreyfus. New York. Lovecraft Encyclopedia. The Coming of the White Worm Harms. Oakland. Joshi (2001) [1956]. The servant in question is referred to as a "half-breed Polynesian or Oriental". p. Price and S. p. Discovering H. 139. ISBN 978-1-58715-471-3. "The Inhabitant of the Lake". Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 156184-129-3. T. Harms. Lovecraft: The Books" (2001). footnote #11. 121–. Sauk City. Retrieved 12 November 2012. Daniel (1998). WI: Arkham House. CA: Chaosium. Discovering H. "Ponape Scripture". 232. CA: Chaosium. P. P. Nameless Places. The Azathoth Cycle. Notes on The Revelations of Glaaki Compiled from Lin Carter's "H. ed. AZ: New Falcon. Wildside Press LLC. ISBN 0-87054-073-4. ISBN 1-56882-119-0. 33. Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell. Anthony B. Lin. Cold Print (1st ed. Mount Olive. P. Price (Hallowmas 1985). Price (ed. 30–3. PA: Wildside Press. Oakland. P. Harms. Page. In Robert M. Joshi. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos". p. "Hydra". NC: Cryptic Publications. "Book of Iod". P. Lovecraft. "H. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana. Carter. p.). S. a web site dedicated to the forbidden tomes of the Cthulhu Mythos The Dan Clore Necronomicon Page Everything You Never Wanted To Know About The Necronomicon (Al Azif) Of The Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred But Weren't Afraid Enough To Know Better Than To Ask! [show] .). from his dreams. (2001). An H. Lovecraft: Essays on America's Master Writer of Horror. Holicong.) Harms.P.). "Book of Azathoth". written by an old recluse living near the lake where Glaaki lives. A twelfth volume had a different origin than the original eleven.— FP.). The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (2nd ed. Robert M. P. NY: Tom Doherty Associates. (1995) [1939]. Darrell Schweitzer (2001). "H. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana. In Darrell Schweitzer (ed. Notes Harms. "H. pp. David Schultz. 102–3. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana. Price (ed. P. (Lin Carter edited by Gerald W. pp. Page (ed. ISBN 1-58715-471-4. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana. Lovecraft. The Lovecraft Lexicon (1st ed. Check date values in: |date= (help) Robert M. Tempe.

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