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Hastur The king in Yellow - Cthulhu Mythos Explained
Lovecraft and The King In Yellow
Hastur the Unspeakable is a Cthulhu mythos deity. Although the being is most famously associated with H. Lovecraft , it is only mentioned in one of his stories, " The Whisperer in Darkness. Hastur is the name of a city in the Robert W. In this incarnation, Hastur has several Avatars :. The Carcosa Foundation is a Stockholm-based coterie that worships Hastur. Hastur is amorphous, but he is said to appear as a vast, vaguely octopoid being, similar to his half-niece Cthylla.
Hastur is briefly mentioned in H. Chambers had used the name in his own stories to represent both a person and a place associated with the names of several stars, including Aldebaran. Another story in the same collection "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" referred to the place " Carcosa " and a person "Hali", names which later authors were to associate with Hastur. In Chambers' The King in Yellow , a collection some of which are horror stories, Hastur is the name of a potentially supernatural character in "The Demoiselle D'Ys" , a place in "The Repairer of Reputations" , and mentioned without explanation in "The Yellow Sign". Lovecraft read Chambers' book in early  and was so enchanted by it that he added elements of it to his own creations. Lovecraft, " The Whisperer in Darkness ". It is unclear from this quote if Lovecraft's Hastur is a person, a place, an object such as the Yellow Sign , or a deity.
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This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked. Lovecraft's works directly. The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance.