The Birth of Lovecraftian Horror

In the year 1890, 20th August, the author Howard Phillips Lovecraft (aka H.P Lovecraft) was born. Plagued with a perpetual state of foreboding, the Lovecraftian horror genre started when he was but a mere child. With the influence of the works of other tormented literary geniuses like Poe and Blackwood, he went on and perfected his craft, his own genre. A genre where the general theme encompasses the sheer manifestation of pure and unadulterated fear. His literary works often potray insanity as a product of fear and anxiety that is caused by an obsure and most of the time shaded source.

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
― H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

In 1926, after returning to Providence from New York, Lovecraft wrote one of his most celebrated tales, "The Call of Cthulhu". A seed that would bring forth what is known today as the "Cthulhu Mythos". It is a vast universe where the "Great Old Ones", a pantheon of powerful cosmic deities who exist in parallel universes reign supreme.

Cthulhu, one of the fictional deities that has pictured to be a giant human with an octopus head and dragon wings, fronts the collection of myths and stories. This antediluvian deity has been integrated to one of Dystra's designs as we pay homage to one of the lost gems of the literary world. The man who dedicated his life to disseminate and understand one of the most profound emotion and experience of the human psyche. Fear.

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