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FUNGHI FROM YUGGOTH

Updated: Apr 21

Fungi from Yuggoth is a sequence of 36 sonnets written by Lovecraft. Most of the sonnets were written between 27 December 1929 – 4 January 1930; thereafter individual sonnets appeared in Weird Tales and other genre magazines.


The sonnets constitute a continuous first-person narrative and it concerns a person who obtains an ancient book of esoteric knowledge that allows one to travel to other planets and strange parts of the universe. The title is a term for the Mi-go, an alien race the narrator encounters, which are fungoid beings resembling crustaceans which hail from the planet Yuggoth, to which the narrator has unwittingly traveled.

 

ST. MICHAEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

DATE(S) VISITED: AUG 22, 2017
LOCATION: MARBLEHEAD, MA
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This church was erected in 1714 with materials brought from England and it is the oldest Anglican church in New England that is still standing at its original site. When the news of the Declaration of Independence reached Marblehead, the church’s bell was run until it cracked. It was then recast by Paul Revere himself and is still used. On the side of a nearby building is a sign that indicates that Summer Street was Formerly Frog Lane.


The church is on a modest hill; for most of the 18th century, it had a steeple. Its crypt, where parishioners were interred, remains. Since Lovecraft visited the church (as evidenced by his signature in the guest register), he may have spoken with the rector and learned such details about the church.



Beware St. Toad’s cracked chimes! - HPL ~ Funghi from Yuggoth

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