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Just say, "no"[edit]

I *really* don't think webcomic appearances are in any way notable or worth including in an encyclopedic article. So they're gone, until or unless someone decides to put them back in. With some sort of justification.Deadlyhair (talk) 02:10, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Does Hastur not dwell near some star? Aldebaran or something like that? If I am right, someone please add it to the article. User:SpectrumDT

  • Here it is, quoted from Harms' pedia: "[Hastur] lives or is imprisoned on a dark star near Aldeberan in the constellation of Taurus." I'm too tired to add it. (The article also needs copyediting and wikification.)
    Harms, Daniel. "Hastur" in The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (2nd ed.), pp. 136. Oakland, CA: Chaosium, 1998. ISBN 1-56882-119-0.
    RlyehRising 03:28, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

I think that someone should take a look at that external link on the bottom of the page. I didn't have time to read it completly, but it seemed that the contents of the page had nothing to do with Hastur this page is about (Instead it seemed to be about some other "Hastur" - god of shepherds or something like that), and thus does not belong here.

As discussed in the 'in the mythos' section of this article: Chambers borrowed Hastur (along with Hali and Carcosa) from Bierce, Lovecraft borrowed them (along with the Yellow Sign and King in Yellow) from Chambers, and post-Lovecraft authors embellished on Lovecraft & Chambers' versions, all of them altering him significantly as they went. While he's changed so much as to be unrecognisable, the shepherd-god in Bierce's story is where the modern Hastur comes from. --Calair 01:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hastur symbol.gif[edit]

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Dire need of cleanup and copyediting[edit]

All of this article below where I've placed cleanup and copyedit templates is in sad shape. Fanboys have come in and added the same duplicate references over and over, improper formatting of titles, errors in fact, and it goes on. I think the templates get the point across, but I wanted to point out that someone in the Games subtopic refers to Delta Green as a role-playing game, when it is in fact a setting or game world for the RPG Call of Cthulhu. I've only not corrected it in case there is by some slim chance and actual RPG titled Delta Green. 12.233.146.130 (talk) 01:49, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

The High Priest Not to be Described[edit]

It seems highly unlikely that the High Priest and Hastur are the same character. 'Celephais' was written in 1920 and Lovecraft did not read 'The King in Yellow' until 1927. Should this reference be removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Detective Malone (talkcontribs) 15:50, 17 September 2011 (UTC)