1. The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould: 1834-1924. A prolific English antiquarian, Baring-Gould produced over 1200 volumes of text, in addition to his work as an Anglican Priest, archeologist, and his decade long presidency of the Royal Institution of Cornwall (a philosophical and literary society which continues to maintain a museum and and library to this day). No one is quite sure where he found the time . 

    Baring-Gould oversaw the initial excavation of what is now the Dartmoor National Park, in England; through the continued historical and prehistorical exploration of the area, much of the stonework (standing stones, circle formations) has been dated back to the transition from the Neolithic Era to the Bronze Age. It has been determined that great forests were felled and the land was cultivated for farming, the results of which are the present day swamplands (moors). The geology of the park is notable in part for its negative gravity anomaly, which is associated with the porous plutonic granite formations that lie below the surface of the park. 

    Image taken from a drawing from Strand magazine from a photograph by W. & D. Downey. Colors and new scribbles by Aladdin

     
  2. On the calling of the Weird

     
  3. Red Pyramid Dream Sequences, by Orpheus Collar

     
  4. aladdin:

    Lovecraft Dandy for American Eldritch no. 1

     
  5. Details of Rainbow Trout/Color Stream, by Samuel Joseph Burke Kipnes. From the AESPHR digital archive. Crayon with pencil, on paper.

     
  6. Little Nemo and the Imp climbing buildings (sequence from Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay, in the strip published September 22nd, 1907). 

     
  7. Sheep watercolor by Samuel Joseph Burke Kipnes, field study, 2010. Abomination added by artist unknown. 

     
  8. "The night hath seized my golden ball and no god alone can find it now." - Inzana, Dawnchild/Lord Dunsany, Legend of the Dawn, from Time and the Gods (1905). 

    Illustration by Sidney Sime, 1905, coloration by Lee Grant, 2013. 

     
  9. Abstract landscape by Society member Sam Kipnes. A number of his drawings have recently been scanned for preservation in our digital archives. 

     

  10. A reading of In A Sequester’d Providence Where Once Poe Walked, a poem by H.P. Lovecraft (first published in Weird Tales, May, 1924). 

     
  11. Palace of the Gods sequence from The Red Pyramid, by Orpheus Collar.

     

  12. endsmouth:

    Great Old Ones

    Great Old One is a type of fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Collectively, the Great Old Ones (sometimes referred to as the Old Ones by some authors or the Cthulhu Cycle Deities by Brian Lumley in hisTitus Crow stories) are not as powerful as the Outer Gods, nor do they have as much influence. Nonetheless, they are served by devoted congregationsof worshipers, made up of both human and non-human cults.

    Aphoom-Zhah The Cold FlameLord of the Pole Appears as a vast, cold, grey flame. 

    Arwassa The Silent Shouter on the Hill A vast, wailing, floating monstrosity.  

    Atlach-Nacha The Spider GodSpinner in Darkness A giant spider with a human-like face.  

    Baoht Z’uqqa-Mogg The Bringer of Pestilence A huge, flying, scorpion-like beast.

    Basatan Master of the Crabs  

    Bokrug The Great Water LizardThe Doom of Sarnath Appears as a giant lizard.

    Bugg-Shash The Black OneThe Filler of SpaceHe Who Comes in the DarkAppears as a slimy mass covered with eyes and mouths.

    Byatis The Berkeley ToadThe Serpent-Bearded Appears as a gigantic, spider-like crab with a proboscis.

    Chaugnar Faugn Horror from the HillsThe Feeder, Derzh-Hophazh Caug-Narfagn An elephant-headed humanoid.

    Cthugha The Living FlameThe Burning One Appears as a living ball of fire.

    Cthulhu The Sleeping GodMaster of R’lyeh, Kthulhut, Tulu A gigantic, octopus-headed humanoid. 

    Cthylla Secret Seed of Cthulhu Appears as a huge, octopus-like creature. Daughter of Cthulhu.

    Cxaxukluth — Probably appears similar to Azathoth.

    Cyäegha The Destroying EyeThe Waiting Dark Appears as a gigantic eye covered with tentacles.

    Cynothoglys The Mortician God Appears as a shapeless, mutating entity with a single arm.

    The Dweller in the Gulf Eidolon of the Blind Appears as a huge, eyeless tortoise with whip-like tails.

    Eihort The Pale BeastGod of the Labyrinth Appears as a huge, pallid, gelatinous oval with a myriad legs and multiple eyes.

    Father Dagon and Mother Hydra Both appear as abnormally large Deep Ones.

    Ghadamon A Seed of Azathoth A shapeless, inky, protoplasmic mass.  

    Ghatanothoa The UsurperGod of the Volcano Amorphous with multifarious appendages and grotesque members; too horrid to behold, viewing causespetrification

    Ghizguth 

    Glaaki The Inhabitant of the LakeLord of Dead Dreams Appears as a giant slug with metallic spines.

    Gloon The Corrupter of FleshMaster of the Temple Manifests through a Dionysian sculpture; resembles a monstrous sea slug.

    The Gog-Hoor  

    Gol-Goroth The Forgotten Old OneGod of the Black Stone Appears as a gigantic, black, toad-like creature with an impossibly malevolent glare.

    Hastur The UnspeakableHe Who is Not to be NamedLord of Interstellar Spaces “True” form remains a mystery; said to be amorphous, possibly octopoid.

    Huitloxopetl Haunter of DreamsThe Nightmare Walker 

    Hzioulquoigmnzhah — Has spheroid body, elongated arms, short legs, and a pendulum-like head dangling underneath.

    Idh-yaa 

    Iod The Shining Hunter A levitating, sinuous, glowing creature.

    Ithaqua The Wind WalkerThe WendigoGod of the Cold White Silence A horrifying frozen giant.

    Juk-Shabb God of Yekub Appears as a great ball of energy.

    Lloigor See Zhar and Lloigor below.

    M’nagalah The Great God CancerThe All-Consuming A massive, tumorousthing. TU

    Mnomquah Lord of the Black Lake A very large and eyeless lizard-creature with a “crown” of feelers.

    Mordiggian The Charnel GodThe Great GhoulLord of Zul-Bha-Sair A horrifying giant with eyeless head and limbless body, much like a worm.

    Nug and Yeb The Twin Blasphemies Appear similar to Shub-Niggurath.

    Nyogtha The Thing which Should Not BeHaunter of the Red Abyss Appears as an inky shadow.

    Oorn   Appears as a huge, tentacled mollusc.

    Othuum Deep Slumberer in GreenGreat Master of Those-Who-Wait-WithoutBlack, cyclops-like demon with two pairs of legs.

    Othuyeg The Doom-Walker Appears as a great, tentacled eye (similar to Cyäegha).

    Quachil Uttaus Treader of the Dust Appears as a miniature, wrinkled mummywith ankylosed, outstretched claws.

    Q’yth-az   A crystalline entity.

    Rhan-Tegoth He of the Ivory Throne A tall humanoid with crab-like appendages; hard to describe in a few words. 

    Rlim Shaikorth The White Worm A gigantic, whitish worm with a huge mawand eyes made of dripping globules of blood.

    Saa’itii The Hogge A giant, spectral hog.  

    Sfatlicllp

    Shathak

    Shterot  Separate, living tentacles.  

    Shudde M’ell The Burrower BeneathThe Great Chthonian Appears as a colossal worm with anterior tentacles.

    Summanus   A mouthless, grotesque human.

    Tharapithia  

    Tsathoggua The Sleeper of N’kaiThe Toad-God, Zhothaqqua, Sadagowah Appears as a huge, furry, almost humanoid toad.

    Vulthoom The Sleeper of Ravermos, Gsarthotegga May appear as a monstrous plant with an enormous, elf-like blossom.

    The Worm that Gnaws in the Night Doom of Shaggai A massive, worm-like fiend.

    X’chll’at-aa Lord of the Great Old OnesThe Unborn GodEnemy of All That Live  

    Y’golonac The Defiler Appears as a naked, headless human with a mouth in the palm of each hand; other features are nebulous.

    Yhoundeh The Elk Goddess Perhaps an elk-like humanoid. 

    Yibb-Tstll The Patient OneThe Watcher in the Glade Gigantic, bat-winged humanoid with detached eyes; truly horrible to behold.

    Yig Father of Serpents A scaly, serpent-like humanoid.

    Ythogtha The Thing in the Pit Appears as a colossal, cyclops-like Deep One.

    Zathog  

    Zhar and Lloigor The Twin Obscenities Both appear as a colossal mass of tentacles (have a rumoured triplet).

    Zoth-Ommog Dweller in the Deeps A gigantic entity with a cone-shaped body, a reptilian head, and starfish-like arms.

    Zushakon Dark Silent OneOld Night, Zul-Che-Quon Appears as a swirling, black vortex.

    Zvilpoggua Feaster from the StarsThe Sky-Devil, Ossadagowah Winged, tentacle-faced, toad-like giant.

    Zstylzhemgni Matriarch of Swarms, Zystulzhemgni  

     
  13. The Memnons of Night - Clark Ashton Smith, 1917

    Ringed with a bronze horizon, which, at a point immensely remote, seems welded with the blue brilliance of a sky of steel, they oppose the black splendour of their porphyritic forms to the sun’s insuperable gaze. Reared in the morning twilight of primeval time, by a race whose towering tombs and cities are one with the dust of their builders in the slow lapse of the desert, they abide to face the terrible latter dawns, that move abroad in a starkness of fire, consuming the veils of night on the vast and Sphinx-like desolations. Level with the light, their tenebrific brows preserve a pride as of Titan kings. In their lidless implacable eyes of staring stone, is the petrified despair of those who have gazed too long on the infinite.

    Mute as the mountains from whose iron matrix they were hewn, their mouths have never acknowledged the sovereignty of the suns, that pass in triumphal flame from horizon unto horizon of the prostrate land. Only at eve, when the west is a brazen furnace, and the far-off mountains smoulder like ruddy gold in the depth of the heated heavens — only at eve, when the east grows infinite and vague, and the shadows of the waste are one with the increasing shadow of night then, and then only, from their sullen throats of stone, a music rings to the bronze horizon — a strong, a sombre music, strange and sonorous, like the singing of black stars, or a litany of gods that invoke oblivion; a music that thrills the desert to its heart of adamant, and trembles in the granite of forgotten tombs, till the last echoes of its jubilation, terrible as the trumpets of doom, are one with the trumpets of infinity.

    Colossi of Memnon image courtesy of Matson collection, 1900-1920. 

     
  14. "Then their cries blended into one great exultation, the voice of freedom, the voice of Ireland, the voice of the Waste; and the voice said, Goodbye to you. Goodbye!" - Lord Dunsany, In the Twilight, from The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories, 1908. 

    Illustration by Sidney Sime, 1908, coloration by Lee Grant, 2013. 

     
  15. Dream of the Rarebit Fiend no. 294, by Winsor Mccay (under the pseudonym Silas), originally published in black and white by the New York Evening Telegram in 1905. New color and layouts by the Society.