Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /kə.ˈθuː.luː/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Created by author H. P. Lovecraft for a gigantic, horrible, octopus-like god, first introduced in the short story The Call of Cthulhu (1926). Lovecraft may have based the name on the word chthonic meaning "under the earth, subterranean", a derivative of Greek χθών (chthon) meaning "earth, ground, soil".


Entry added April 25, 2021