Before the coming of zhothaqquah or yokzothoth or kthulhut from the stars, ubbosathla dwelt in the steaming fens of the newmade earth. A pandoras box loaded with all the wonderfully twisted stuff i love, including a twofisted homicide cop turned pi, warped realities, a mysterious bookstore, the cthulhu mythos, a dash of romance, and creepy. The book of eibon, livre deibon, or liber ivonis invented by clark ashton smith, lovecraft made only a few passing references to this book in his stories. Eibon himself entered prominently into the door to saturn. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. Howard, and incorporated into the mythos as a great old one by lin carter. It appears in a number of lovecrafts stories, such as the haunter of the. Audible lovecrafts work is full of vast, incomprehensible cosmic entities. Lovecrafts story cycle the cthulhu mythos overview.
Ross macdonald artist and propmaker behind gems like the book of secrets from the film national treasure. The book of eibon is the work of the legendary magician eibon of mhuthulan. The coming of the white worm was supposedly a chapter from the book of eibon. Lovecraft fantasy book covers book cover art lovecraftian horror. She has contributed poems to several chaosium press anthologies, including the nyarlathotep cycle, the innsmouth cycle, and the book of eibon, with others forthcoming. I read this intending to use content for a roleplaying game i had going. Opperman asenath, by ashley dioses the book of eibonle livre deibon, trans.
If you read a scene in a book where a murderer violently kills someone, its disturbing because you cant belie. If youre looking for more lovecraftian fiction to read, youre in luck. Hp lovecraft cover art by bob fowke 1975 can you believe im only getting around to reading the horror in the museum this month. Any book about the horrors can potentially have bad effects on the person who reads it including the horrors source book, but probably the straightest example of a tome of eldritch lore is the book of scales.
The book of eibon i dont know where else to put this, but on the subreddit of his good friend. There is quite a lengthy entry on the book in the cthulhu mythos excyclopedia. Klein who wrote black man with a horn, one of my favorite lovecraftian works of all time stood. Best known as the writer of psycho, robert bloch was one of the youngest members of the lovecraft circle. Welcome to card game db register now to gain access to all of our features. This is a list of grimoires and other books in the cthulhumythos which ive kept as ive read more mythos stories.
Lovecraft, robert chambers, weird fiction, dagon, the elder gods, eldritch, cthulhu. Alan moore talked to comicsbeat about his upcoming lovecraftian comic providence, which moore called my attempt to write what i would consider to be a piece of ultimate lovecraft fiction, in that it will be fiction, it will be a continuation of neonomicon, it will in a sense be a prequel to that book, but it will also slightly be a. He is renowned as the writer of the book of eibon, a tome that, among other. Histories of the elder magi, episodes of eibon of mhu thulan, the papyrus of the dark wisdom. Never printed until the 20th century, there are many editions which vary widely, from tablets to scrolls. Heres a list of ten new or upcoming lovecraftian books. Lovecraftian horror is a subgenre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown in some cases, unknowable. Eibon, a character in smiths the door to saturn, was a sorcerer and priest of zhothaqquah tsathoggua. Book of eibon project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Please bear in mind that these lists are not meant to be complete. Lovecraft historical society, it is credited to a member of the society who is referred to only as he who for legal reasons must not be named. Conceptually this makes its the most original and unique of all previously released mmos. List of grimoires and books in the cthulhumythos under. You can also pick up compilations of mythos stories by various authors, and find other authors that way, with the bonus of getting to sample their work before picking up one of their.
Cyberook brings us this wonderful prop tableau from a gloriously insane achtung. The book of eibon is based off a similar spellbook with the same name from h. It was first mentioned in lovecrafts 1924 short story the hound, written in 1922, though its purported author, the mad arab abdul alhazred, had. An ongoing theme in lovecrafts work is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic horrors that exist in the universe, with lovecraft constantly referring to the great old ones. The date of the characters birth and death if known appears in parentheses below the characters name. It was in this latter tale that the bestknown quote from the necronomicon first appeared. Thus far, eibon press has released the first two of three issues of their insanely gory comic book series based on william lustigs maniac, with the third and final issue headed our way later. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. The book was passed down by secret cults to the present day. So to was clark ashton smith, and his book of eibon.
The book of eibon histories of the elder magi, episodes of eibon of. There are incredibly gory days ahead for you guys thanks to eibon press fulci comics. The book was produced after eibons disappearance by his former apprentice cyron of varaad. The dreams in the witch house as a book harbored by nyarlathotep in the form of the black man or satan. A selection of her science fiction poetry also appeared in the speculative anthology time frames rune press, 1991. Here are 10 new lovecraftian books you should know about. It can be hard to weed through all of the lovecraftian books on the market these days. Lovecraft refined this style of storytelling into his own mythos that involved a set of supernatural, prehuman, and extraterrestrial elements. The necronomicon is a powerful tome of black magic referenced in the works of h. A shoggoth on the roof is a parody musical of fiddler on the roof based on the works of h. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. The secret world is inspired by and draws heavily on lovecraft symbolism, narrative and imagery. On tales about the cthulhu mythos by clark ashton smith. The cthulhu mythos is a shared fictional universe, originating in the works of american horror writer h.
Cxaxukluth ksaksakluth, illimitable androgynous desire is an outer god and is the offspring or son of azathoth by spontaneous fission. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Just finished the quite pleasant how to stop time, by matt haig. Book of eibon disambiguation soul eater wiki fandom. A chapter from the book of eibon the rlyeh tribune. It had a cult among the phoenicians and the hyborians where he was known as zath. Lucio fulci has been a hp lovecraft fan and did a trilogy inspired by lovecrafts works known as city of the living dead aka gates of hell, the house by the cemetery and the beyond aka 7 doors of death. The book of eibon, or liber ivonis or livre deibon, is attributed to clark ashton smith. Lovecrafts hazardous, fictional bibliography, appears in. Horror fiction horror books horror comics pulp fiction lovecraft cthulhu h.
Lin carter knew a good thing when he saw it and decided that it would be fun to write and read the remaining eibonic chapters. Black rites, book of azathoth, book of dzyan, book of eibon, book of. Photos and notes about the real places that inspired arkham, innsmouth, and other lovecraftian settings. Cryptocurium wonderful lovecraftian and horror art from artist jason mckittrick. The weirdbook annual returns featuring a cthulhu mythos theme. Posts about the book of eibon written by markov1089. Histories of the elder magi, episodes of eibon of mhu thulan, the papyrus of the dark wisdom, psalms of the silent, and the eibonic rituals clark ashton smith, lin carter, robert m. In modern times atlachnacha is worshipped by the tchotchos of the andaman islands and south asia. The ballad of black tom by victor lavalle, lovecraft country by matt ruff, the atrocity archives by charles stross, carter. The protagonist, walter gilman, is forced to sign the book in his blood, pledging his soul to the other gods. The name cthulhu derives from the central creature in lovecrafts seminal. Tsathoggua and the book of eibon were my own inventions, and were. The reason i created this list is especially to keep track of less wellknown grimoires in the fiction of lesser known authors. A burial ritual in the book of eibon references this god.
With that in mind, here are some lists of lovecraftian, cosmic horror, and weird fiction books that i personally recommend. The book of eibon coming exclusively to box of dread quarterly. The first appearance of the necronomicon was in lovecrafts the hound september 1922, although abdul alhazred, the books author, was mentioned earlier in the nameless city january 1921. The information is copied and pasted from an open office calcfile. I didnt know very much about smith at all, beyond the fact that he was good friends with lovecraft. He did not live to finish the book, but others took up the challenge, supplying more of the droll yet frightening episodes, as well as various liturgical and magical arcana the book of eibon was said to contain. Takeshi yamada one of the preminent gaff artists of the modern revival. The book of eibon, also known as the liber ivonis or livre deibon, is a grimoire by the magician eibon of mhuthulan.
The book of eibon, the creation of clark ashton smith, ranks behind lovecrafts necronomicon as a shunned repository of mystical horrors surviving. A lot to enjoy about it but i was irritated to discover in it yet another example of what i think is an annoying trope of any book involving immortalsthe i was always in the right place at the right time and met all the right people trope. As to the cthulhu mythos, i believe i added as much to it as i borrowed. He is the grandfather of tsathoggua, cxaxukluth is said to be superior to nyarlathotep, the ultimate gods, and the nameless mist which is the creator of yogsothoth. Alternative lovecraftian books authors arkham horror. A search for the term weird fiction andor cosmic horrorcosmic fantasy will also lead you to more. The book of eibon, also known as the liber ivonis or livre d eibon, is a grimoire by the magician eibon of mhuthulan.
The book contains deals with magic he practised, records of the area and historical acounts of other mages. Not about immortals as much as just extraordinarily longlived people. Lovecraft, though due to the popularity of lovecraft as a writer, the necronomicon would become a staple of horror and has appeared in countless works of fiction. Book of eibon the horror beneath the surface call of. The necronomicon and other grimoires the hp lovecraft archive. Not content with his own and lovecrafts citations of the book, smith actually wrote two chapters of it, his famous stories the door to saturn and the coming of the white worm. He is renowned as the writer of the book of eibon, a tome that, among other things, chronicles eibons life, and includes his magical formulae and rites of zhothaqquah it is introduced in smiths tale ubbosathla. I have been thinkning on the etymology the origin of the book of eibon. The book of eibon, the creation of clark ashton smith, ranks behind lovecrafts necronomicon as a shunned repository of mystical horrors surviving blasphemously from elder eons. Enter the book of eibon, a spell book written by the hyperborean wizard eibon and translated by a handful of scholars all manuscripts of which have been hidden or lost. Stories abound featuring our favorite squamish elder god.163 599 1431 328 754 201 985 581 312 833 147 208 163 612 1507 1121 577 622 1499 813 678 789 500 676 655 1312 1260 927 1346 567 758 1098 152 911