Cthulhu Mythos - Elder Thing enamel pin

$19.99

These pins feature an antique silver finish, as well as green, yellow, red, purple and glow in the dark hard enamel, for a striking piece of abominable jewelry. 1.5" in height with one off-center post and butterfly clasp.

You can also get this in a set of all 5 Cthulhu Mythos enamel pins, packed in a deluxe jewelry box! (and check out our series 1 Mythos pins here.)

These are the ancient alien scientists that likely created all life on Earth "as jest or mistake." They feature heavily in "At The Mountains of Madness" and are also spotted in "Dreams in The Witch House" on a distant planet. Their rich history in deep time involves their creation of the Shoggoths, which rose against them, nearly obliterating their civilization, as well as wars with Cthulhu and his star spawn and the Fungi from Yuggoth.

"Six feet end to end, three and five-tenths feet central diameter, tapering to one foot at each end. Like a barrel with five bulging ridges in place of staves.... Dark grey, flexible, and infinitely tough. Seven-foot membraneous wings of same colour, found folded, spread out of furrows between ridges. Wing framework tubular or glandular, of lighter grey, with orifices at wing tips. Spread wings have serrated edge. Around equator, one at central apex of each of the five vertical, stave-like ridges, are five systems of light grey flexible arms or tentacles found tightly folded to torso but expansible to maximum length of over 3 feet. Like arms of primitive crinoid. Single stalks 3 inches diameter branch after 6 inches into five sub-stalks, each of which branches after 8 inches into five small, tapering tentacles or tendrils, giving each stalk a total of 25 tentacles. At top of torso blunt bulbous neck of lighter grey with gill-like suggestions holds yellowish five-pointed starfish-shaped apparent head... at end of each tube is spherical expansion where yellowish membrane rolls back on handling to reveal glassy, red-irised globe, evidently an eye.... At bottom of torso rough but dissimilarly functioning counterparts of head arrangements exist. Bulbous light-grey pseudo-neck, without gill suggestions, holds greenish five-pointed starfish-arrangement."

~ "At The Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft