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Is George R. R. Martin an H.P. Lovecraft fan? I'm reading his epic A Game of Thrones. So far, he's referenced The One Who Must Not Be Named and the city of Ibben. There was another reference, as well, but I didn't write it down. Black Goat.

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apatheticexecutioner wrote:
Is George R. R. Martin an H.P. Lovecraft fan? I'm reading his epic A Game of Thrones. So far, he's referenced The One Who Must Not Be Named and the city of Ibben. There was another reference, as well, but I didn't write it down.

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Probably, who isn't? saurongoo
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Wouldn't surprise me; GRRM is a great author and would know good literature
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Don't forget that Hastur comes from Robert Chambers's 1895 book, The King in Yellow, and the names Hastur, Hali, and Carcosa come from Ambrose Bierce's short stories An Inhabitant of Carcosa and Haïta the Shepherd. And Carcosa is based off of the French city Carcassonne, which carries its own evolved etymology.

In a way, the Mythos is alive, man.
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The Mythos shows up everywhere- just recently I heard an old Sherlock Holmes radio episode (from the 50s?) which was arguably "Mythos-tinged"...

Where did you first encounter the Mythos? For me it goes back to "Night Gallery" when I was a kid.
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I had never heard of The Mythos until I played AH four or five years ago. I may have heard references to it without knowing what I was listening to, I suppose.

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In the 90s I listened to various Death Metal bands who 'sang' (growled) about Azathoth, Shub-Nigguroth etc as though this were a real branch of the Black Arts. But I could never find these gods mentioned in 'real' mythology, Sumerian or otherwise. Wasn't till the Internet came along that I found out HPL and his pals made most of it up...
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Once you get to the Greyjoys in book 2, you'll see the Lovecraft references pretty clearly. They worship the Drowned God and their sigil is of a golden kraken (close enough).

I think there's a Dagon Greyjoy somewhere too.
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kungfro wrote:
Don't forget that Hastur comes from Robert Chambers's 1895 book

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macgowan wrote:
kungfro wrote:
Don't forget that Hastur comes from Robert Chambers's 1895 book

Fixed

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apatheticexecutioner wrote:
I may have heard references to it without knowing what I was listening to, I suppose.

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ThereAintNoJusti wrote:
apatheticexecutioner wrote:
I may have heard references to it without knowing what I was listening to, I suppose.

Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; that all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made conscious of them; but the prosaic materialism of the majority condemns as madness the flashes of super-sight which penetrate the common veil of obvious empiricism.


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kungfro wrote:
And Carcosa is based off of the French city Carcassonne.


..which is also short for "meeple"
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