The Nyarlethotep Crawling Chaos statue

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I was looking at another site and saw an ad that caught my eye. This looked really cool, but I noticed something odd about the statue that wasn’t quite right. No, it’s not the placement of the jagged teeth in the tentacle or the number of slimy appendages. I’m sure those are as close to realistic as the maddened mind of an artist who has had Nyarlathotep, aka The Crawling Chaos, pose could depict.

No, it’s the spelling.

Granted, Nyarlathotep and many other of the Great Old Ones chronicled by their biographer, H.P. Lovecraft, do not have the easiest names to spell or pronounce. But the company appears to have gone with the incorrect spelling of Nyarlathotep used by others, possibly out of the superstitious fear of summoning the Crawling Chaos by mere mention of the proper name. Yet this theory does not seem to hold to the intrepid web master of Sideshow Toys, who does use the correct spelling.

For the price of $249 per statue, it is possible that the manufacturer simply want to assure every possible interpretation of Nyarlathotep’s name is covered for the devout cultists who are sure to want to have this representation of their god to display when they’re unable to be with the real thing.

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One Response to “The Nyarlethotep Crawling Chaos statue”

Lucy Drake

I lean toward the deliberate misspelling since everyone knows the advertising industry is demon-run. Surely someone willing to sacrifice all of mankind is willing to sacrifice proper spelling to make a sale!

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