Clark Ashton Smith and the Cthulhu Mythos - Disciple of Dagon
During the 1930’s, three American writers of fantasy and horror fiction contributed to an interlinked, correlative catalogue of work, consisting of short stories and novelettes, which later became known as the Cthulhu Mythos. These stories concern the return to Earth, after millenia of absence, of certain transdimensional gods and entities, the Mythos taking its name from the central deity. The first, and most important of these writers was Howard Philips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island. The second, more widely known for his tales of epic fantasy in exotic settings, was Robert Ervin Howard, of Cross Plains, Texas. The third, and equally fascinating writer, sculptor and painter, was Clark Ashton Smith.