tirsdag 9. september 2008

Er det deg, Nyarlathotep?

Fra Wikipedia: Nyarlathotep differs from the other [of Lovecraft's] beings in a number of ways. Most of them are exiled to stars, like Yog-Sothoth and Hastur, or sleeping and dreaming like Cthulhu. Nyarlathotep, however, is active and frequently walks the Earth in the guise of a human being, usually a tall, slim, joyous man. He has "a thousand" other forms, most of these reputed to be quite horrific and sanity-blasting. Most of the Outer Gods have their own cults serving them; Nyarlathotep seems to serve these cults and take care of their affairs in their absence.

Most of them use strange alien languages, while Nyarlathotep uses human languages and can be mistaken for a human being. Finally, most of them are all powerful yet purposeless, yet Nyarlathotep seems to be deliberately deceptive and manipulative, and even uses propaganda to achieve his goals. In this regard, he is probably the most human-like among them.

Nyarlathotep enacts the will of the Outer Gods, and is their messenger, heart and soul; he is also a servant of Azathoth, whose wishes he immediately fulfills. Unlike the other Outer Gods, causing madness is more important and enjoyable than death and destruction to Nyarlathotep. It is suggested by some that he will destroy the human race and possibly the earth as well.

(Takk til Per CJ for tipset. Jeg tror i det minste det var det han mente.)

5 kommentarer:

Didrik sa...

Her er noen bilder fra en meget lavbudsjettsfilmatisering av Lovecrafts "Nyarlathotep".

http://www.miskatonic.net/pickman/mythos/n-gallery.html

Jeg kan i alle fall se noen likheter mellom Obama og gode gamle Nylle.

Bjørn Are sa...

Det er vel... andre han også ligner litt på.

Mad Mullah Hastur sa...

*Fnis* Eg trur eg støtter Bjørn Are i dette... men det er jo fordi Nyrre har så mange ulike former. Han er over alt...

Men altså, mangla det ikkje ei lenke på Hastur i teksten der? ;-)

Arnfinn Pettersen sa...

Ops, Hasse, glemte det. Lenke er på plass.

Forøvrig: Dere er i denial, ser jeg.

Per CJ sa...

Det var nok det jeg siktet til. Vær glad for at dere ikke ser ham i hans talløse, andre former.

Per

 
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