About Nyarlathotep

So, who is exactly is our lord Nyarlathotep? If you’re asking this question, for shame, you should know this already. But just in case you have yet to be enlightened…

Nyarlathotep is one of the Outer Gods in the Cthulhu Mythos  created by HP Lovecraft. He differs from most Lovecraftian horrors in that he often interferes with the affairs of humans and is NOT currently banished in deep space or asleep (like Cthulhu). He is the messenger of the Outer Gods and is kindly watching over their devoted cults while they are in space or asleep or wherever they are shirking their responsibilities. While most Lovecraftian creations would just like to spread death and destruction, our lord Nyarlathotep enjoys using manipulation and deceit to spread madness so we will slowly destroy ourselves.

This is the part where I could draw an amazing connection between our lord Nyarlathotep and depression, in that they both spread lies and manipulate people to make them feel lower than dirt, but I’m not going to do that. Because that’s not why I love our lord. I have a deep appreciation for true, purposeful evil and that’s what our lord Nyarlathotep is. So keep your deep meanings to yourself.

 

NOTE: I have NOT read the Cthulhu Mythos. I deeply apologize to any hard core fans. I learned about Nyarlathotep reading the Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard, which I recommend to anyone with dark sense of humor. However, using our lord Nyarlathotep in this blog has guilted me into reading all things Lovecraft. Progress updates will be made.