Les autres Dieux

Les autres Dieux A high priest and prophet greatly learned in the lore of the gods of earth attempts to scale the mountain of Hatheg Kla in order to look upon their faces accompanied by his young disciple But the god

  • Title: Les autres Dieux
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A high priest and prophet greatly learned in the lore of the gods of earth attempts to scale the mountain of Hatheg Kla in order to look upon their faces, accompanied by his young disciple But the gods of the earth are not there alone.

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    • H.P. Lovecraft

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

    398 thoughts on “Les autres Dieux

    • Although one of the most characteristic and suggestive of all the early Lovecraft tales, “The Other Gods” was also a story for which H.P. found it difficult to find a publisher : written in 1921, it achieved its first publication eleven years later, and then only in an amateur journal (The Fantasy Fan, 1933). It is one of his best Dunsanian imitations, and enriches the mythic speculations of the earlier Irish writer with his own sinister and cosmic quality.Barzai the High Priest and Atal his [...]

    • An old man and his frightened sidekick scale a mountain to see the faces of the gods, and no person has seen them and lived. A short, ten minute read. I continue to feel drawn to Lovecraft. I believe he writes well. He makes strong use of the active voice and paints wonderful pictures in my mind. In this I saw gods dancing in the clouds. Beautiful, and Terrible.

    • Barzai the Wise decides to go to the highest peaks of the mountain of Hatheg-Kla to find the earth gods. 'He believed that his great secret knowledge of gods could shield him from their wrath, so resolved to go up to the summit of high and rocky Hatheg-Kla on a night when he knew the gods would be there.'With his disciple Atal, who was just a boy in The Cats of Ulthar and a 300-year-old priest of the Elder Gods in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath when Randal Carter tried to find the hidden plac [...]

    • It's a very short story about cosmic horror, very likely inspired by the dreams Lovecraft had had. It reads like a dark fairy tale, the plot is simple, not outstanding but it is still very effective.

    • The Other Gods, on its own, is not necessarily worth of a four-star review. This piece of work is much more like a cautionary tale, or a myth, within the mythos of Cthulhu. On its own it lacks something that keeps it grounded. Were one to read it, without any prior knowledge of the existing mythos, it would be easy to discard as a "short story, mostly about nonsense". Still, when it is grounded with the rest of the "timeline" the story adds elements to the relationship between the Star Gods, and [...]

    • I recieved this book on Christmas Eve, and I enthusiastically started reading this book of evil on the supposed night of Christ's birth. The introduction by Jeffery Weinstock and commentary by S.T. Joshi were very impressive;it was also interesting to read some of Lovecrart's work that's either early on in his career or barely known or both. Some of these stories, such as 'What the Moon Brings' and 'The Evil Clergyman' are different from much of what he wrote, and certiain ones, such as,'Beyond [...]

    • В давні часи земні боги жили на вершинах гір. З часом смертні люди почали освоювати землі вище і вище, допоки у богів не залишилося єдиної домівки - незвіданого Кадата, куди людям підійматися заборонено. Проте боги іноді відвідували свої старі домівки, сумуючи за минулим. Ба [...]

    • Was a little creepy but I couldn't really get into this one I kept thinking that Barzai the Wise was probably just nuts and they'd all finally get to the top and see him jumping around yelling about gods on his own. How convenient when Atal was nearly at the top Barzai starts yelling that he's seen the Gods but Atal shouldn't look cause now other gods have turned up and they're evil. Sure Barzai, sure.But in seriousness, it was an okay story, typical Lovecraft themes and tropes, just not standou [...]

    • Reading Lovecraft is like driving on a dirt road. His prose is somewhat archaic with a lot of wired names. I can't read his writings as fast and fluid as I want.The short story is about a hybrid god-human who decides to climb the mountain of gods to see the gods of Earth.but what he sees made him to regret his decision.Spoiler:The story tells us about the hierarchy of the cosmos. There is Always an upper hand.The Gods of Earth are afraid of the Other Gods of Hell.Some analogies I liked in the bo [...]

    • A wise prophet and his young disciple climb a tall mountain to witness the gods of the earth. There, they encounter not only their own gods, but the other gods as well, deadly and alien and cosmic and not at all pleased with the human interlopers. A quick read, but one I had a difficult time jelling with. Perhaps a re-read when I'm not interrupted would do me well.

    • Do not mess with the Gods.I felt it was a little creepy. Lovecraft really had a wild imagination to write up such stories.

    • The Gods of earth seek refuge atop the tallest mountains. Men who seek them must scale the peaks. Fun reading for anyone who enjoys climbing mountains.

    • more like 3.5. a mixed bag, as always, but without any of the real standouts that the other two anthologies had.

    • 4. 5 stars!!!Am I the only one who thinks this book is kind of scary?? Bcs IT IS!When I was reading it I was listening to the audiobook too AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT WAS AWESOME Gods

    • Hubris: always a bad idea.(Moved 2015 review to the individual work Sept. 2017 to make room to review the collection under its own entry.)

    • Lovecraft links back to earier stories, featuring a protagonist who has seemingly elevated himself to the status of a God. Believing himself worthy of consorting with them he defies widely held fears and sets off on an odyssey.However, his learning may be great, but it does not help him contend with the realities of the Gods and there are consequences to his actions.

    • I can't wait to read more H.P. Lovecraft :) this took me a while and did not read every single page as some parts were significantly more engaging than others, but what I did read grabbed me and the prose is SO beautiful! He certainly has a way with wordsever now I will be pouring over Philosophy books until the end of semester.

    • A high priest and prophet greatly learned in the lore of the gods of earth attempts to scale the mountain of Hatheg-Kla in order to look upon their faces, accompanied by his young disciple. But the gods of the earth are not there alone.

    • Se nombran lugares tan mágicos como Ulthar, Kadath, Nig, etc. Y el suspense aterrador que se respira <3

    • A great story with an admirable moral—of course, the fallible pursuit of ultimate knowledge been done to death now, but this an admirable, early attempt. Check it out!

    • Fairly typical Lovecraft story of a professor wanting to confront the gods directly and not getting what he expected.

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