Cthulhu rests under the waves, not dead, but dreaming in his black house on the sunken island of R'lyeh, deep in the Pacific Ocean. One of H.P. Lovecraft's most enduring creature creations, Cthulhu is an alien god from another world who will rule the Earth, once the stars are right and R'lyeh thrusts to the surface of the ocean. Lovecraft wrote in his short story, "The Call of Cthulhu," "If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful."
So, with a description like that, why does this creature have such a grasp on our imagination that there are plushy toys (even slippers), sculptures, paintings, posters, games, movies, and more inspired by this singular entity? Who can say, but he holds enough sway over our dreams that we have a healthy number of original design T-shirts devoted to this Great Old One. We've also included a few Cthulhu Mythos oriented designs, included our Miskatonic University and Esoteric Order of Dagon designs.