This presented us with a minor difficulty, though. Since we've been trying to get our house ready to sell (with the ultimate goal of getting ourselves into a larger house that feeds into one of our preferred schools): all the stuffed animals are hiding in the storage unit. So, yesterday, I swung by there and retrieved (from the very bottom of the container, I might add), the small plush Cthulhu that has been Firstborn's go-to stuffed animal ever since he first stole it from me.
However, since there's always the possibility that this will raise an eyebrow or two - or at least provoke some interesting questions - I thought I should make sure that Firstborn could explain what a Cthulhu was. So, I printed him out a little guide:
CthulhuI'm looking forward to hearing how this goes.
(Usually Pronounced: kə-THOO-loo or Kuh-THOO-loo)
- Cthulhu comes from a series of stories by author H. P. Lovecraft.
- In the stories, Cthulhu is trapped in an underwater city in the Pacific Ocean. Someday he will rise up and destroy the world.
- Cthulhu has a manlike body, with wings on his back and a head like the body of an octopus. Cthulhu has been described as a mix between a giant human, an octopus and a dragon, and is depicted as being hundreds of meters tall.
- In the stories, Cthulhu sends dreams to people who are sensitive enough to “hear” him.