Monday, January 20, 2014


"Against the east wall (the facing wall as you descend the stairs) is a four foot-high statue of crudely carved black stone, a derofmed dwarf-like figure with four eyes. Three large tentacle-like appendages take the place of feet. The statue represents another of the thousand aspects of Nyarlathotep, a form known in India as the Small Crawler."

"And then shall the gate be opened, as the sun is blotted out. Thus the Small Crawler will awaken those who dwell beyond and bring them. The sea shall swallow them and spit them up and the leopard shall eat of the flesh of Rudraprayag in the Spring."
Larry DiTillio & Lynn Willis, Masks Of Nyarlathotep

"This form of Nyarlathotep consists of a dwarfed human figure with four arms and three tentacles as legs. It is mentioned in the Cthaat Aquadingen and has a 
small following in India."
Daniel Harms, The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia


  1. One thing I would love to see in your Nyarlathotep collection of pictures would be an image of the Bloody Tongue masks worn by the cult of the Bloody Tongue in Masks of Nyarlathotep. I understand that those masks aren't of the creatures, per se, but I've had such trouble trying to picture what it would look like and I just know you'd do a fantastic job of it.

  2. My entry in the Starry Wisdom Library anthology concerned a volume called The Chhaya Rituals, which pertains to the cult of the Small Crawler in India.