Talk:Cthulhu

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Citing other wiki projects[edit]

Seeing as there are quite a few dead links to H. P. Lovecraft stories in this article, I started changing the citations so that they link to the Wikisource versions of each story. Is citing Wikisource in Wikipedia legit? I'm conflicted because it may not be "verifyable" to cite something on one Wiki from another Wiki.

Takaia (talk) 23:08, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

trivia - google spell check[edit]

seems someone at google has a nerdy side. type ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn into google and google spellcheck/recomendation will point out the correct method of ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn may be worth a trivia mention — Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.91.9.153 (talk) 03:44, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Not worth a mention without reliable source coverage; see WP:TRIVIA. Also doesn't reflect any manual intervention by any Google employee; it's the normal algorithmic behavior of their "did you mean" engine. —chaos5023 (talk) 14:37, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

I think having a phonetic pronunciation section would benefit the page, but I don't actually know how to pronounce it. for example, the name joseph has "Pronunciation /ˈdʒoʊzəf/ or /ˈdʒoʊsəf/". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.212.29.90 (talk) 12:30, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

As the Spelling and Pronunciation section notes, Lovecraft himself was not consistent with the pronunciation, and it gives the pronunciations IPA: [ˈχɬʊl.ɬuː] or "Khlûl'-hloo" and /kəˈθl/ kə-THOO-loo. Ian.thomson (talk) 14:06, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
/kəˈθuːluː/?? How the hell is "Ke Bux Lux" anywhere close to "Ka Thoo Loo"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 21:39, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Given the idea that correct pronunciation of the name invokes the presence of the entity, might I suggest something not too close to the actual pronunciation is preferable in casual discussion of the subject? I think the (deliberate) mispronunciation of K'tulu is wise.--Naaman Brown (talk) 19:31, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Please, could someone who have access to H. P. Lovecraft, Selected Letters V, pp. 10 – 11 confirm that "Kthûl'-hloo", as it appears here, has been correctly transcribed, and isn't "Khlûl’-hloo" as stated in www.hplovecraft.com? I think the 1st one would make sense, but all of the Clu... pronunciations that he supposedly wrote in letters (whose references I haven't seen except this one) would imply an arbitrary spelling by Lovecraft, and that's quite disappointing. How can "Cthu" be read "Clu"?? Red Mordor (talk) 21:18, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Popular Culture[edit]

I think it might be useful to have a section on the character in popular culture.

It was featured heavily in a two part south park episode and is also used regulalry in memes — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.239.209.206 (talk) 11:30, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

I was going to mention the same thing! Let's add a link to the South Park episode. It also seems that there's a [of Ubuntu linux] by this name.
~ ReubenGarrett (talk) 12:41, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
You want the Cthulhu Mythos in popular culture article for this kind of thing. --McGeddon (talk) 12:43, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Additions to lead paragraph[edit]

In response to the "Lead too short" flag, I have inserted a brief description of Cthulhu's anatomy, plus a mention that C. is presented as evil and that human sacrifices are conducted by cultists in his name. Hoping this is enough, I have removed the "Lead too short" flag. Feel free to increase the lead further! Goblinshark17 (talk) 03:25, 15 September 2014 (UTC)