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The Book Of Alternative Dead Names

The bizarre deities and freakish monsters of
H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
are frequently known by many names. On this site you can look up the ingenious alternate names for Deities, Monsters and forbidden knowledge that folks have submitted. You can vote on which you like most. Best of all, you can submit your own!

If you know of yet another name for Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, or any of their buddies, something mentioned in an obscure horror story, comic book, roleplaying supplement or even if you’ve just come up with a cool variation of your own – enter it here to help build an all-inclusive list of strange names from the Cthulhu Mythos.

The Deities, Monsters and especially the Mythos Magics listed here refer to the
Call Of Cthulhu: Horror Roleplaying System.

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted or voted on new names so far!

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Newest Alternative Names

Original Alternative Type Score From
Summon Nightgaunt Conjure Forth the Faceless Fears Spell 2 NullandVoid
Elder Sign Warding Mark Spell 1 NullandVoid
Dark Young Seed of the World Tree Monster 2 NullandVoid
Byakhee Steed of the Valkyries Monster 1 NullandVOid
Nightgaunt Faceless Fears Monster 1 NullandVoid
Yog-Sothoth Lord of the Empty Space and the Places Between Deity 1
Yog-Sothoth Aformagon Deity 1
Yog-Sothoth Aforemagon Deity 1
Hastur The Emerald Lama Deity 2
Cthulhu The Dreaming God Deity 1 NullandVoid
Nyarlathotep Loki Deity 1 Norse
Yog-Sothoth Odin Deity 1 Norse
Cthugha Surtur Deity 2 Norse
Ghoul The Wights of Hela Monster 2 NullandVoid
Contact Nyarlathotep Commune with Loki Spell 1 NullandVoid

Book of Alternative Dead Names Statistics

284 total spells, deities and monsters.
200 total alternative names.

Most Variations

Deities Monsters Spells
26
for Nyarlathotep
5
for Cthonian
6
for Summon Byakhee
11
for Cthulhu
4
for Ghoul
4
for Summon Dimensional Shambler
10
for Yog-Sothoth
3
for Fire Vampire
4
for Alter Weather
7
for Hastur
3
for Dark Young
4
for Resurrection
6
for Tsathoggua
2
for Dimensional Shambler
4
for Contact Ghoul
3
for Shub-Niggurath
2
for Elder Thing
4
for Summon Dark Young
3
for Azathoth
2
for Flying Polyp
3
for Call Yog-Sothoth
3
for Nodens
2
for Byakhee
3
for Brew Space-Mead
2
for Atlach-Nacha
2
for Serpent Person
2
for Contact Cthulhu
2
for Bast
2
for Shoggoth
2
for Call Nyogtha
Overall
26 for
Nyarlathotep
11 for
Cthulhu
10 for
Yog-Sothoth
7 for
Hastur
6 for
Tsathoggua
6 for
Summon Byakhee
5 for
Cthonian
4 for
Contact Ghoul
4 for
Alter Weather
4 for
Summon Dark Young

Highest Rated Alternative Deity Names

Original Name Alternative Score Notes
Cthulhu Ktulu
  6  
 
Hastur The King In Yellow
  5  
 
Nyarlathotep The Black Pharaoh
  5  
 
Cthulhu Xthulu
  5  
 
Atlach-Nacha The Weaver in the Abyss
  4  
by:
Alli
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Alternate Deity Names

Highest Rated Alternative Monster Names

Original Name Alternative Score Notes
Serpent Person Naga
  6  
 
Cthonian Cthugian
  4  
 
Dimensional Shambler Those Who Pass Between
  3  
 
Cthonian The Burrowers Beneath
  3  
 
Ghoul Eater of the Dead
  3  
 
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Alternate Monster Names

Highest Rated Alternative Spell Names

Original Name Alternative Score Notes
Summon Dark Young Call Forth Childe of the Woode
  4  
 
Summon Dimensional Shambler Hail to the Ones Who Pass Between
  4  
by:
Alli
Call Yog-Sothoth Call Forth The Angel Yazrael
  4  
 
Call Nyogtha Commune with the Mother of Secrets
  3  
by:
NullandVOid
Resurrection Curwen’s Folly
  3  
by:
NullandVoid
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Alternate Spell Names

The Name

The
Book Of Alternative Dead Names
is, of course, a reference to the mythical grimoire of all things Lovecraftian, The Necronomicon
– sometimes known as The Book Of Dead Names.

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