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  • Listening to: The Call of Cthulhu
  • Reading: R'lyehan Text
  • Watching: Xoth and Its Degenerate Planet Align
Ogdoad of Isfet

Dark Cradle Wherefrom Kuk and Kauket Oozed Forth

Hour the Octodimensional Gorge of Unpredictable Events Opens Wide

Sorry, fellow Deviants, but I really have to tell you this weird piece of news.

I have to confess that I've been (and I am currently) a Wikipedia contributor, mostly scribbling in scientific pages and Cthulhu Mythos sections too, of course (naturally, I'd say) ;p 

I use to scroll down the Table of Great Old Ones where sometimes I find additions from Wikipedia users and I myself often add new entries as I find verified ones in terms of Bibliography and Reliability. Since 2010, I think, I've been adding to the list of Great Old Ones and elsewhere needed several Mythos entities - some also depicted in my artwork - like Dzèwa, Mormo or Swarog from Chaosium and Pegasus Press roleplay games and/or lesser known Lovecraft or other Cthulhu Mythos contributors' stories.

Certainly I could expect everything in updates but... seeing an original Great Old One of mine listed in the Great Old One Table!?!?

It's Kthaw'keth, which I've loosely related to Ann K. Schwader's "much cooler" Ammutseba and Lovecraft's ravenous Flying Polyps Race. Do you remember?

Spike Valance Cthulhu Mythos - Kthaw'keth by SpikeValance

Scroll down the Table of Great Old Ones (if it's still there) and check.

I'm not displeased to see my art included in the Mythos, on the contrary, but getting to know that it's matching with the mysterious "crocodile-headed beast with three legs and a dorsal row of tentacles" hinted by Lovecraft in "Medusa's Coil" (1939) leaves me bewildered (moreover, do you see where the three legs are in that formless bodymass?). Although there is a link to Egyptian and pre-Egyptian times, Kthaw'keth hasn't anything to do with Lovecraft's (so far) nameless abomination. Perhaps the "Eusuchian" snout and the writhing appendages of Kthaw'keth have led the anonymous contributor to type something not entirely correct.

All I could do is edit the entry and type Comics in place of MC in Reference column, because it's an original entity to be released in the Cthulhu Mythos comics of mine. If anyone is going to definitely remove Kthaw'keth from the table, I won't be (too much) sad.



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SashaZombie Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Heya, thanks for another fave! :D
Freddy1428 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Dear~~!:33
((I just wonder if You do requests?QwQ))
Your arts are amazing !Love
SpikeValance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends. Send me a note ;p
Freddy1428 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay :3

have a nice day :hug:
SpikeValance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for another fave!
mcrassusart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Spike. There's a guy, Justin Cardiff, who's creating a Lovecraftian anthology. All artists are welcome to participate with their works, and by doing so they get a chance to get featured in his anthology books (there will be a kickstarter campaign if I got it right, and the artists will share the income).

The submission period should have ended, but Justin decided to extend it up until February, so that more artists would contribute (there are only 20 at the moment, including myself). 
You can read more below.…

All the best!
SpikeValance Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thank you for the links! :lol:
DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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