Fthagn Friday: Cthulhu's Mother

For eons, even before T’yog went to challenge Gatanothoa, people (and others) have wondered where Cthulhu originally came from.
Well, it seems that finally we have an answer. This is an early family photo of Cthulhu:

Cthulhu's mother and Baby Cthulhu

But now we face an even greater mystery: Who in the Crawling Chaos‘ name is the woman in this portrait, and: How tall is she, actually, and does she have a house in R’lyeh, too.
Oh my, this leads to an even more terrifying question: If Cthulhu’s mother also has a house in R’lyeh, is Cthulhu still living in her basement? The implications… The horror, the horror!
And: Could someone please be so kind and give me the name of the artist? It would be highly appreciated!


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  3. The name of the author of that portrait is Omar Ryyan , and the title is „Contessa with Squid“ painted in oil on panel. You can see his works here:
    Quoted from his Bio:
    “ Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Omar Rayyan settled on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his wife Sheila (her work can be found at http://www.motherspoon.com). The bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his „old world“ aesthetic toward painting. Although looking to the past for inspiration and guidance from the great oil painters of the Northern Renaissance and the Romantic and Symbolist painters of the 19th century, he has picked watercolor as his medium of choice.

    Having created illustrations for many publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House and Hyperion/Disney, Omar’s primary market is geared towards children’s and young adult’s magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children’s picture books.

    Other genres he has worked in include the gaming market, most notably for Magic: The Gathering, where he has done card art and concept work. Omar was also among the talented artists who contributed concept art and created the look for the motion picture „The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.“

    In addition to his commercial work, Omar’s most favorite body of work is not created for publishers, but just for show. Paintings of whim and fantasy made to indulge his own personal tastes and humors and to hopefully entertain and please the viewing public. “

    J. „Wilhelm“ Dunn
    Victorian Steam Calculation Engine Co.
    City of Austin ~ Republic of Texas

  4. Gorgeus piece of art! Many thanks for sharing it 🙂