Hail Azathoth

I’d just like to remind all of you that I live nowhere near Oklahoma City. I expect you all to be my alibis when the police ask about all the empty bags of concrete mix in my basement.

Monument to ‘god of chaos’ mysteriously appears in front of Oklahoma City restaurant

An Oklahoma City restaurant has a concrete problem in its hands.

Staff at Paseo Grill, located in Oklahoma’s historic Paseo Arts District, are still making sense of a mysterious concrete block that materialized on their front lawn last Friday.

The three-foot-high monument to the fictional deity Azathoth is rough to the touch. It appears as if it has been chipped loose from a base. [...]

A bronze plaque attached to one side of the monument bears these puzzling words, “In the Year of Our Lord 2012 Creer Pipi claimed this land for Azathoth.”

Azathoth is a fictional being mentioned in science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. The primordial power is sometimes seen as the god of chaos.

“There are about 20 people who called me and said they want to buy it,” Rawlinson said. “But there are some who say it’s a bad demon and that we shouldn’t even touch it.”

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  • GubbaBumpkin

    I clicked the link. This appears in the middle of the article:


    Errrm no, I really don’t think that’s related.

    • baal

      Too bad really; life would be more interesting if Lovecraft were a prophet rather than an uneven author.

      We also need similar monuments put up across this land on the courthouse lawns ;p.

      • MarkTemporis

        Uneven by fantasy writer standards still makes HPL Shakespeare compared to your average prophet. I really want to know what makes Azathoth a ‘fictional deity’ and others not.

        • Helix Luco

          Azathoth is fictional because we haven’t had any good wars for their sake yet.
          i’m pretty sure that the dividing line between cults and accepted religions is drawn in corpses of combatants from opposing sides, mormonism is kind of teetering on the edge because it only has a few raids and skirmishes.

        • Doomedd

          “true deity” = “ part or core of ours delusion “

          “fictional deity” = “NOT part or core of ours delusion “

          It doesn’t help that nobody tried hard enough to promote the mytho. I guess most if not all readers are just too sane and too aware of HPL’s mytho to create a “delusion of the divine”. Kind of ironic, if you think about it.

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    • kessy_athena

      Consider it a joke by the universe at humanity’s expense. It deserves at least a groan. ;)

    • David_Evans

      Of course it is. If Azathoth’s devotees are coming out into the open, Great Cthulhu will at least turn over in His sleep, displacing hundreds of deep-sea creatures.

  • busterggi

    If I could afford the transportation costs I’d gladly ask them to forward this to me. Look great in the front yard.

  • mikespeir

    A bad demon. Twenty-first century Amerca. A bad demon.


    • Michael Mock

      I dunno; the phrasing would seem to raise the possibility that there are good demons. Down with prejudice! Elder Gods should be judged as individuals! FREEEEEEDOM!

    • DavidMHart

      Are there any good demons? The phrase sounds redundant to me.

  • smf74

    Great publicity stunt. A good percentage of people that go to see this, “mysterious”, sculpt will get hungry from the wafting, smells from the restaurant next to it.

    • Kathy Jacobsen

      well, as the restaurantt stays packed out for lunch and dinner, I’m sure that isn’t the case here

      • Lurker111

        Cthulhu is just waiting until the diners there get fat enough.

  • The Other Weirdo

    There was a stone demon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just sayin…

  • Kenneth Polit

    This is just too good. I hope whoever did this will place the next one near one of the many unconstitutional ten commandments monuments on public land.

    • joseph66

      Yeah, that would be an amazing scientific advancement.

      You know, all non-believers are smart people and the only way to spread reason and knowledge is doing that amazing scientifi experiment that will make them so important, like Einstein..

  • Dave Mabus




    the end of effective social movements

    how we won the James Randi Million Dollar Paranormal Prize



  • GubbaBumpkin

    Speaking of Azathoth, I heard that Tim Tebow was release by the New England Patriots.

  • averydashwood

    Wait, how do they know this deity is “fictional?”

    • joseph66

      A fictional deity is a deity that was designed only for literary purposes and don’t have any relation to any real-life cult, since it’s restricted to a literary genrer.

      It has nothing to do with what God or Gods most be or not considered real, and it’s pathetic and childish to bring that flame into this interesting report.

      It’s not so difficult to understand.

      • averydashwood

        I encourage you to reread our posts and reassess which one is the flame.

        The reporter in this article did not need to say “fictional deity.” She could have simply said “deity.” By throwing in the unneeded adverb, she is editorializing. She implies that there are real deities.

        • Ygorbla

          I think it’s clear from the context that “fictional” in this case means “nobody ever believed it to exist.” (Almost) nobody believes Zeus to be real nowadays, but I think most people would be confused if you wrote about “the fictional deity Zeus”, because he’s real in that he was actually once worshiped.

          This is an important clarification, because otherwise someone unfamiliar with H.P. Lovecraft would have no reason to know that Azathoth was not a god with real-world worshipers (and, in turn, that would make them miss the whole meaning of the story, since they might actually believe that someone made this out of genuine religious belief.)

          It’s also important to tell them that Azathoth is fictional because if people were allowed to understand that Azathoth were real, the dread horror of their insignificance in the face of his monstrous truth would inevitably drive them mad. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

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