Talk:Cthulhu Mythos

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This Page is Too Freaking Long

Part of the helpfulness of this wiki is to categorize everything; this page is abusively long and contains many lists that need to be broken down into their relevant sections and linked to. IT's a big task, but it's one that needs doing. --Squashua 13:44, 31 January 2006 (EST)

I cut and pasted a long list of cults into the page (making it even longer, sorry). I'll try to figure out how to turn the list into a separate page and clean up the list.--Winstonp 13:44, 23 May 2007 (GMT)

Old Comments

I think Joshi's name is being bandied about in a way I think he wouldn't be entirely comfortable with.

In the biography, Joshi is rather scathing about the term 'Cthulhu mythos'. I don't think the 'Lovecraft mythos' reference is too contentious, but I think Joshi would contrast this with the 'Delerth mythos'. I think any considerations of 'pantheons' and suchlike belong more strongly in the Delerth camp, rather than anything that should be attributed to Lovecraft himself.

I'd like to propose moving the 'Delerth involvement' a bit further up the page and getting said discussion out of the way, before launching into discussions of the Cthulhu mythos. We should also think about making the distinction between the mythos in fiction (a bit of a vague concept) and the mythos in the game (a much more concrete, codified thing). --Theshoveller 15:13, 17 January 2006 (EST)

I am not sure that we can change it- Cthulhu Mythos has become ingrained in our culture. Though personally, I would prefer Yog-Sothery. --Jeff Campbell 00:30, 18 January 2006 (EST)

I'm just suggesting how to clarify what is meant by Cthulhu mythos. I think it has much more weight as a gaming term than a literary one and I think this should be made clear.--Theshoveller 05:20, 18 January 2006 (EST)