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By Psyche | December 8, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 2 Comments

Unbearably Scary Solstice Combo (featuring tentacle stocking)Wondering what to buy that special twisted someone for Yule, Agnostica, Hanukkah, Kawanza, Christmas, Giftmas or whatever else it’s possible to celebrate in December?


Classics such as At the Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and of course The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories are must haves.

For the occultniks on your list there’s Simon’s cheesy The Necronomicon, H. R. Giger’s Necronomicon, or Phil Hine’s Pseudonomicon.

There’s also Anthony B Pearsall’s compendium, The Lovecraft Lexicon, 1 several biographies and Lovecraft’s selected letters for those who like to get behind the scenes and learn more about the author and solve that endless riddle: where did he get those ideas from?

Sculptures & busts

For the serious enthusiast there are many strange artifacts one may purchase.

 Bust of HP Lovecraft by Stephen HickmanMiskatonic Valley Fine Art features sculptures based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, made by Joe Broers. At present you can buy a chubby little Cthulhu for $85 US, or a lovely Shub-Niggurath for $125 US. Sculptures come with fictitious documentation to help “provide a feeling of verisimilitude to the project”.

Though I really, really like the Cthulhu statue produced by Bowen Designs, by Stephen Hickman. He’s also created a bust of Lovecraft that looks quite wonderful (pictured left, click to enlarge). Though I haven’t been able to locate prices for either item.

You can also have find a limited edition bust of HP Lovecraft sculpted by Bryan Moore of Arkham Studios. Only fifty castings will be made available. It goes for $300 US.

Eldritch Miscellanea

Cthulhu Ski MaskThe HP Lovecraft Historical Society has been operating from an alternate universe since 1984, and they’ve a TON of cool stuff.

Specially for the Winter Holy Daze they’ve got the awesome Unbearably Scary Solstice Combo which includes A Very Scary Solstice, An Even Scarier Solstice, two accompanying songbooks “brimming withe deranged lyrics” and…a handmade Solstice Tentacle. A tentacle stocking. It exists. See above. It doesn’t get better than this, folks.

Or does it? They also have a Cthulhu Ski Mask available for sale (pictured right).2 And about 87 other things which seem horrifyingly awesome.

The Eben Brooks Band still have their O, R’lyeh? Iä, R’lyeh! CD available for $5 US. It’s a short CD, the first song, “Hey There Cthulhu” is quite pretty,3 the second song frankly isn’t that great, but the final song, “Timere”, is gorgeous.

Free Stuff

If you’re strapped for cash, check out the recordings of Dr Justin Woodman’s lectures on HP Lovecraft at available free for download.

While we’re on it, it seems appropriate that the day I post this, of all days, Neill Cameron’s daily Santa is Cthulhu Santa. I like it.


What am I missing? Share your favourite Mythos merch, or just stuff you’ve come across in your travels.

I’d like to do a follow up Worst Of at some point in the coming months, too. So share even if it’s awful!


  1. I reviewed The Lovecraft Lexicon for a few years ago. [back]
  2. I bet it’s quite toasty. [back]
  3. We first mentioned it back in October. [back]

Psyche is the editor of and the curator for the occult resource, Psyche also operates a tarot consultation business, Psyche Tarot. She has been published in The Cauldron, Konton, Tarot World Magazine, among other magazines, and her essay “Strategic Magick” appeared in Manifesting Prosperity (Megalithica, 2008).

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  1. dave evans says:

    i’d only add that there is a useful Lovecraft Scholars group on Yahoo (nowhere near as dull as it sounds) and on Livejournal Alobar is a magician with a lot of Lovecraftian insights

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  2. [...] of weird, after my festive Cthulhu-themed gift idea post I thought I’d also mention a search engine I found: Cthuugle, which bills itself as [...]

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