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October 11, 2005


The Necronomicon was one of many grimoires both fictional and non-fictional to flap about in the margins of the writing of H.P. Lovecraft.

Frequently, Lovecraft made reference to ancient, mouldering tomes that contained secrets man was not meant to know. Most of these were fictional, but a few of them were “legitimate” occult works. By mentioning factual and fictional documents in the same context, this helped to make the false books seem real.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 11, 2005 09:31 AM

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There is an un-written rule in Mythos writing that one should make up and add one's own fictional tome to the "Mythos collection". Speaking of which I have another mythos tale (well sort of) over at Dagon. I wrote the sequel yesterday.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 12, 2005 07:37 AM