Saturday, April 2, 2011

NAMELESS CITY INHABITANT

NAMELESS CITY INHABITANT
"They were of the reptile kind, with body lines suggesting sometimes the crocodile, sometimes the seal, but more often nothing of which either the naturalist or the palaeontologist ever heard. In size they approximated a small man, and their fore-legs bore delicate and evident feet curiously like human hands and fingers. But strangest of all were their heads, which presented a contour violating all know biological principles. To nothing can such things be well compared - in one flash I thought of comparisons as varied as the cat, the bullfrog, the mythic Satyr, and the human being. Not Jove himself had had so colossal and protuberant a forehead, yet the horns and the noselessness and the alligator-like jaw placed things outside all established categories."
H.P. Lovecraft,
The Nameless City



2 comments:

  1. They also figured in the "Trail of Cthulhu" stories where Laban Shrewsbury and his assistant go to the Nameless City to interview Abdul Al-Hazred himself and, on the way, they are pestered by the inhabitants...

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  2. This is an amazing and awesome drawing of the inhabitants of the nameless city. That head!

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