Derived from the title of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu", and the name of an insane deity from beyond space and time. CTHULHU is the not the only god in the Lovecraftian pantheon, but has considerable cult status. It can be said to be tthe "celebrity" within the Mythos.
In the eponymous story and later works, Lovecraft reveals CTHULHU is a monstrous deity exiled to Earth from its place amongst the Elder Gods. CTHULHU has dwelt for ages in a tomb within the corpse-city of RL'YEH, somewhere beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean. While technically dead, its remains do not wither under the ravages of aeons, whence comes the infamous couplet: "That is not dead which can eternal lie / After strange aeons even death may die."
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