Today we’re looking at “The Curse of Yig,” a collaboration between Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop written in , and first published in the. for the collection of stories and essays by Zealia Bishop Te Curse of Yig ( book) The Curse of Yig Full story online here Author Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The Curse of Yig has ratings and 31 reviews. ᴥ Irena ᴥ said: I don’t have ophidiophobia, but this story might have brought me a bit closer to it. I s.

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Mostly, though, this battered veteran slept through the merriment; for he was past the age of active interests and lived largely in his dreams. Some Notes on a Nonentity. McNeill told me the story in his private office as I sprawled opposite him in an easy-chair. He could explain why Yig, the half-human father of serpents, is a shunned and feared object in central Oklahoma, and why old settlers shiver at the secret Indian orgies which make the autumn days and nights hideous with the ceaseless beating of tom-toms in lonely places.

They had always maddened her—but had not Walker regarded them as a bulwark against nameless evil from outside the universe? In turn, he helped his helpers at similar house-raisings, so that many ties of friendship sprang up between the new neighbours.

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According to Wikipedia, Lovecraft pretty much ghostwrote the story based on scant few notes from Zelia, but the story style, the main character, and the absence of mythos elements, and the tone down xenophobia, strongly suggest Ms Bishop had a bigger role in the development of this story.


Yig was a great god. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

I had always felt, from well-defined undertones of legend and archaeology, that great Quetzalcoatl—benign snake-god of the Mexicans—had had an older and darker prototype; and during recent months I had well-nigh proved it in a series of researches stretching from Guatemala to the Oklahoma plains. She cursed the toughness of fibre that kept her from fainting, and wondered what sort of relief the dawn could bring, after all.

To the right of the door was the axe-hacked remnant of what had been a man—clad in a nightshirt, and with the shattered bulk of a lantern clenched in one hand. I admit it is foolish, since there are natural explanations for everything I saw and heard, but it masters me none the less. Lovecraft Encyclopedia Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Arkham Sanitarium is an anthology of three short stories faithfully adapted from the works of H.

Great imagery; it conjured up pretty eerie depictions of what the victims must be going through. The Curse of Yig is a creepy little Western tale of horror featuring a vengeful snake-god and a few good ol’ rednecks in Oklahoma. I’m not sure why, but I get spooked out more reading horror set in the desert than I do on one set on the ocean.

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Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. Travel was slow; for the roads were bad in Arkansas, while in the Territory there were great stretches of rolling hills and red, sandy barrens without any roads whatever. Share this Rating Title: As fate would have it, it was a white man at Okmulgee in the Creek country who gave the Davises the first hint of Yig beliefs; a hint which had a curiously fascinating effect on Walker, and caused him to ask questions very freely after that.

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There were times, though—at first—when I was able to make a try at it.

Want to build a deck using this card? In this anthology of horror episodes, 13 bizarre stories are told by independent film directors of Southern Brazil. Then Audrey saw against the stars the black, daemoniac silhouette of something anthropoid—the undulant bulk of a gigantic head and shoulders fumbling slowly toward her.

The plot is rather simple: Aug 20, Katie rated it it was amazing. She is taken to an asylum, and dies there Seizing a rifle, she followed his lead, and presently thanked her stars that she had forestalled Walker in her discovery.

Curse of Yig

The Last Case of August T. View all 6 comments. This article does not cite any sources. Old Wolf, tottering relic of mixed shepherd and if ancestry that he was, had vanished, and she feared he had gone to fetch his master.

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I told you there was no bewitchment—only cruel, pitiful, material horror. He did not forget things. To ask other readers questions about The Curse of Yigplease sign up.