Good to see you again. In this episode, Tim is joined by Gabriel Fuentes to help co-host a long talk about the Eldritch horrors known as the Great Old Ones from the Cthulu Mythos. There are so many of these madness-inducing entities that we barely scratch the surface, but it’s interesting to see just how varied and quite frankly bizarre they can be. The backbone of Lovecraft’s Mythos is the philosophy of Cosmicism, in which can be defined as us living in an uncaring and indifferent universe where humanity isn’t even really remotely capable of grasping the big picture of the cosmos, and on the grand scheme of things, humans are no better than insects. This dark philosophy echoes throughout Lovecraft’s work, but should not be confused with nihilism. What it really comes down to is the nightmarish reality of Cosmic Horror in Lovecraft’s mind was a mirror of his fear of the unknown. So buckle up because it’s time to get weird.

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”

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