Fhtagn* Font Friday 2

Hailed as “A Cthulhuian Font You Can Download and Use to Summon Strange Beings,” NeatoGeek presents a quasi-cuneiform alphabet for your delectation. (See also my previous post, Fhtagn Font Friday 1: fonts downloadable from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society—headquartered, naturally, at www.cthulhulives.org.)

*Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

A fictional occult phrase from H. P. Lovecraft‘s The Call of Cthulhu, said to mean, “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

 

When the Great Old Ones have something to say they don’t wanna speak no English, they want a language that properly conveys their slime drenched derision for mankind, a language that makes humans think of tentacles and strange polyp shaped beings when they hear it being spoken aloud.

Few mortals have ever had the temerity to speak the names of the Great Old Ones aloud, much less try to speak in their native tongue, but a foolish mortal calling himself Stapleton McTavish has unlocked the secret of the Cthulhuian alphabet and he has released it upon mankind via the internet.

Download it, craft tales with it, and pray its very presence doesn’t drive you insane!


 

Note similarities to Klingon alphabets from klingonwiki.net. (Thanks Ted T.!)

Comparison of Klingon alphabets

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