Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HEADLESS MOON-CALF

HEADLESS MOON-CALF
"Incubi and succubae howled praise to Hecate, and headless moon-calves bleated to the Magna Mater. Goats leaped to the sound of thin accursed flutes, and aegipans chased endlessly after misshapen fauns over rocks twisted like swollen toads."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Horror At Red Hook

"Mooncalf was a term formerly ascribed to the abortive fetus of a cow or other farm animal, and also occasionally to that of a human. The term arose from the formerly widespread belief, present in many European folk traditions, that such malformed creatures were the product of the sinister influence of the moon on fetal development."
Webster's Dictionary


3 comments:

  1. Absolutely sick! Love it! :D

    By the way: When will the headless Y'Golonac appear? I like this fat god very much! :)

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  2. That'll be a looooonnnnngggg time! I love Campbell's deities but I'm still trying to stick to creatures/deities Lovecraft mentioned himself. Maybe when I exhaust all his writings I'll move onto latter mythos stuff.

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