Lovecraft's "Artificial Mythology"
Lovecraft's Artificial Mythology
Robert M. Price
An Epicure in the Terrible (1991)


Price analyzes Lovecraft's "artificial mythology," reversing his earlier opinion (in Demythologizing Cthulhu) that entities like Cthulhu or Yog-Sothoth were initially intended as supernatural figures and later became aliens, but that from the first they were intended as alien intelligences who were grossly misunderstood by humans. The first part, "Cosmic Indifference" addresses this issue, while the second part "The Black Pantheon" describes how Lovecraft's mythology was misinterpreted by August Derleth and others.

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