a.k.a. Cthulhu Mug in White & Glacial Blue
Purchased as imperfect.
Chipped tentacle. Hard to see, but you can feel the missing glaze.
This mug depicts H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu (pronounced: "kuh-THOO-loo"). Cthulhu made his first official appearance in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu," written by Lovecraft in 1926, although no living character in the story ever sets eyes on the actual creature. The characters we meet in the story see Cthulhu either in dreams or in artwork. The narrator of the story says that a statue of Cthulhu resembled, in part, an octopus, a dragon and a human-like or anthropomorphic creature. Designed by Jonathan Chaffin (Tiki Atari on TC) and sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis. This version of the mug is white with a bluish wipe-away glaze to pick out the details of the sculpt (but otherwise resembles the first open edition in green). "Different from the greenish debased carving from the swamps of Louisiana, this Hyporborean version hails from the frozen wastes, where 'Eskimo diabolist' cults revere Cthulhu as Torngarsuk, and Ithaquaa and wendigo haunt the winds."