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Cthulhu Thursday: Loving the Mi-go

November 25, 2010

Anything that has two names is often either cool, interesting or hard to ignore. Why is why this Cthulhu Thursday we’re going to look at the Mi-Go, aka the Fungi from Yuggoth. These are genuinely alien beings, not just humans with pointy ears..

If you’re a fan of H.P.Lovecraft you may recognise and hopefully enjoy seeing this. If you’re unaware of H.P.Lovecraft, then peel the rime off your eyeballs and get into this world of ultimate, sanity-blasting cosmic horror…

Mi-go Fungi from Yuggoth surgically removing human brainMi-go surgically removing human brain

Image sourced from danial79

The Mi-go are highly intelligent and independent race, renowned for their worship of the Outer Gods: Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, and Shub-Niggurath. They can transport humans from Earth to Pluto (and beyond) and back again by removing the subject’s brain and placing it into a cylinder, which can be attached to external devices to allow it to see, hear, and speak.

…I find them a brilliant yet complex entity to bring into any Mythos scenario.  You don’t want them to come across just like an Alien. Their cynical morals and blunt dissection of human interests, and human tissues, makes them fantastically sinister.  Deliver the encounter in the dark hours, in remote places, with an unhealthy layer of dense fog… and you’ve got players shuddering in their sofa seats.

Hat-tip to Dan for the link.

(Cthulhu Thursday is a dose of Mythos to brighten darken your week. More on the idea can be found here and a list of posts thus far, here. Also for more Cthulhu news, sign up to the cthulhuHQ twitter feed. Enjoy!)

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