Travel down eldritch pathways and peer into the cosmic abyss. Take this entertaining quiz and discover your dark kinship with the Lovecraftian horrors!
Ever stared into the abyss and felt the abyss staring back at you? H.P. Lovecraft’s world is full of chilling, cosmic horrors, far too eldritch to comprehend. Imagine if you were one of them? Who would you be? Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, Azathoth, Shoggoth, or Dagon?
There’s only one way to find out. Ready to dive into the chilling unknown? Take this quiz and uncover your true Lovecraftian identity!
Let’s shine a thin beam of sanity into the realm of cosmic horror. These aren’t your typical monsters. They’re gods, extraterrestrial beings, or ancient horrors, indifferent or inimically relentless towards humanity.
Cthulhu is a god trapped in the depths of the ocean, stirring in his deathless sleep. An entity of colossal size with a grotesque appearance that includes octopoid features and bat-like wings. As the high priest to the Great Old Ones, Cthulhu is not just your average sea monster.
Cthulhu is known to communicate with mortals in dreams, driving them to madness. Their cult-following is legendary, with devotees whispering horrors in their mantra, “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn,” meaning, “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
Yog-Sothoth is the cosmic gatekeeper and the key to the universe’s secrets. Existing outside of the universe, it embodies all time and space in a mind-bending feat of cosmic synchronicity. Yog-Sothoth knows and sees all and is interweaved with the fabric of existence itself.
Those who dare to seek Yog-Sothoth’s knowledge risk their sanity and soul, for it’s a terrifyingly complex being that can shatter the minds of those who cannot comprehend its existence.
Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos, is a shapeshifting messenger of the Outer Gods. Unlike other entities, Nyarlathotep enjoys personal interaction with mortals, often sowing discord, confusion and madness, just for its own amusement. Talk about a really bad date!
Azathoth, the blind idiot god, the nuclear chaos, sits at the center of the universe. A cosmic entity of monstrous size and power, Azathoth is perpetually lulled into a senseless slumber to the tune of manic flutes and maddening drums.
In Lovecraft’s mythos, the universe as we know it is but a fleeting dream in the mind of this sleeping horror. Should Azathoth awaken, all of creation would simply cease to exist.
Shoggoths are terrifying amorphous creatures, originally created as slaves of the elder beings. Distinguished by their protoplasmic flexibility and countless, shifting eyes, they can form any organ or limb as needed.
While not cosmic entities, they’re nonetheless feared for their immense size, relentless nature, and their echoing shriek of “tekeli-li."
Dagon is an immensely powerful deity who presides over the Deep Ones, an amphibious humanoid race indigenous to Earth’s oceans. Part fish, part human, and huge enough to crush a ship, Dagon is the monstrous god of the sea.
In tales of Lovecraft, it’s Dagon who gets venerated by island cultists and worshipped by horrifying deep sea creatures who echo his name in disquieting hymns.
From the moment you gazed at the stars, wondering about their forbidden secrets, to standing on the shore, contemplating the ocean’s abyss—Lovecraft’s cosmic horrors tap into our fear of the unknown, only magnified and distorted a million times over.
Do you see yourself reflected in Cthulhu’s relentless slumber, feel the universe’s secrets whispered by Yog-Sothoth, live for the chaotic amusement like Nyarlathotep, dream along with Azathoth, adapt like a Shoggoth, or resonate with the deep-sea deity, Dagon? It’s time for this quiz to reveal your hidden Lovecraftian essence!
H.P. Lovecraft shaped the face of horror literature and pop culture in unimaginable ways. From his crawling chaos to his dreaming god, these entities have terrified generations of readers, and inspired countless works of horror, fantasy and science fiction.
Lovecraftian language and themes have permeated deep into our pop culture psyche from authors like Stephen King to video games like Call of Cthulhu, Silent Hill and Amnesia, as well as influencing films by directors like John Carpenter and Guillermo del Toro.
Strange as it may sound, Lovecraft’s cosmic horror has philosophical ramifications. His entities aren’t just icons of terror. They’re mediums through which Lovecraft conveyed the insignificance of mankind in the grand scheme of the universe.
Dive into our realm of mind-bending questions and emerge as a Lovecraftian horror. Will you be dreaming in the depths of the ocean, opening the gates of the universe, sowing chaos, idly drilling at the center of the cosmos, adapting to everything, or ruling the ocean’s depth?
Brace yourself, step into the cosmic abyss, and may the Call of Cthulhu guide you through! By the end, you might just discover that you’ve been a Lovecraftian horror all along!