Cthulhu is an ancient monster, crafted in the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft. The creature first appeared in Weird Tales magazine circa 1928, and since that time, the mythos has grown and has gained a strong cult identity, especially among geek culture.
Lovecraft describes Cthulhu as such, "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind, along with a large jugular vein."
The 1981, the role playing game Call of Cthulhu helped to expose the Lovecraftian myth to many, and today you can find the monster's influence among writers, filmmakers, artists, game designers and musicians the world over.
The horror and fear that runs rampant through the world of Cthulhu is a perfect match for heavy metal music, and for this playlist I've found a fine collection of heavy metal songs inspired by the ancient one.
Tread lightly, if you dare.
Heavy Metal Cthulhu Songs
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