Talk:Necronomicon

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Cleanup[edit]

It was mentioned in the article that it needed to be cleaned up-- so I stuck a cleanup template on there. If you guys don't think it belongs, I've got no emotional attachment to it-- feel free to remove it. --Southwest

Human skin covering?[edit]

Isn't the Necronomicon supposed to be bound in human skin? I don't see this mentioned anywhere in the article. Here's a google search showing this https://www.google.com/search?q=necronomicon+human+skin — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.97.255.148 (talk) 08:24, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

That little feature is a recent spurious graft onto the Necronomicon concept, and has no actual source in the works of Lovecraft or any of his followers. I believe it is no older than the Evil Dead franchise. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:53, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Fair point, would it ok to add this to the article? (in the context of Evil Dead) 2404:130:0:1000:7254:D2FF:FE8F:DFB0 (talk) 21:21, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Doesn't seem to me that "the Evil Dead franchise's version of the Necronomicon" is a noteworthy subtopic in and of itself; undue emphasis and all that. --Orange Mike | Talk 00:27, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

"Sigil of the Gateway" section is complete fiction[edit]

The section titled "Sigil of the Gateway" is unsourced and is composed entirely of spurious attribution to Lovecraft's fiction fabricated by the editor who dumped it here. The symbol presented and the image file are from the Simon Necronomicon; it was the cover illustration of both the hardback and paperback editions. As such, it is a non-free graphic created by a graphic artist credited as "Khem Set Rising" for the original publication, and is not the editor's "own work" as claimed. The symbol does NOT appear in stories from the Cthulhu Mythos, and the descriptions of the "subsymbols", their names and their meaning are derived entirely from the Simon Necronomicon and do not appear anywhere else except in works derived from it. The section should be deleted from the article. It is fancruft, it provides false and misleading information, it cites no sources (because there are none which support the claims made in the section), and it utterly fails to distinguish fact from fiction. Canonblack (talk) 00:45, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

24 hours have passed, and no protest; removing the section. Canonblack (talk) 23:50, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Tromsø university library[edit]

The book has never truly been listed here. The Danish translated 1994 version that was never printed was put on order. The books ISBN listing is merely an ordering system malfunction on halt for something that never was.

Thobjo (talk) 23:37, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2015[edit]

A request to change

an historical figure who died in 1059

to

a historical figure who died in 1059

as the /h/ is pronounced in both RP and GA (see [1]) and preferred usage is to not treat /h/ differently from other consonants (see the distinction between "a" and "an"). 75.88.42.89 (talk) 03:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 03:51, 28 January 2015 (UTC)