The Old Ones Sign

a_lex

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Everybody knows about the so called "Elder Sign" (especialy about Derleth's one)... A question came to my mind, did Lovexraft or any of his followers bother to invent a sign to be associated with The Old Ones and/or Chthuhu?
 

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Not to my knowledge, at least from HPL and his immediate contemporaries, although I've always suspected the SPECTRE organization's most secret initiation ceremonies were ultimately Cthulhu-cult activities, hence their malevolent octopus symbol and their political stance (by Cold War standards - they just want chaos for the world and personal enrichment for themselves. They'll do business with any side, any government, any criminal organization, but ultimately it's all really, reall bad. Sounds pretty Cthulhoid to me).

As far as a standarized Great Old Ones symbol, there are others here who might know things I do not. Toren? Graeme? Ob? Greg?
 

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Do you mean the broken off tipped pentacle, or the sigil ?
 
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erich orser;79497 said:
Not to my knowledge, at least from HPL and his immediate contemporaries, although I've always suspected the SPECTRE organization's most secret initiation ceremonies were ultimately Cthulhu-cult activities, hence their malevolent octopus symbol and their political stance (by Cold War standards - they just want chaos for the world and personal enrichment for themselves. They'll do business with any side, any government, any criminal organization, but ultimately it's all really, reall bad. Sounds pretty Cthulhoid to me).

Really???Sounds like Multimational Corporations to me! :sagrin:
 

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Well, the S.P.E. in SPECTRE does stand for "Special Executive"...
 

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a_lex;79485 said:
Everybody knows about the so called "Elder Sign" (especialy about Derleth's one)... A question came to my mind, did Lovexraft or any of his followers bother to invent a sign to be associated with The Old Ones and/or Chthuhu?

My first guess is a no. Let me consult my copy of Al Azif...
 

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In Danforth's sketchbook/diary, there was a drawing of the curious soapstone fragments found near the bodies of the Old One's:




And in another expedition to the vault in the vast desert of Australia, these curious plates of metal were found embedded in rock near the openings of dark caves, curiously rectangular in shape:

 

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I've always been under the impression that those were variants of Elder Signs...
 

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Well, in the writings of Dr. Colton-Upton Moore, they are ascribed to the Elder beings, though it is also apparent that the soapstone fragments seemed to be gathered in areas of mass entombments located near the same sort of oddly regular outcroppings of time-worn, ancient, and degraded basalt openings that led into intensely dark tunnels with curious carvings...
 

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