August Derleth

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Cthulhu mythos n. 1942 A. Derleth Letter in Weird Tales Jan. 125/1 It was written before The Haunter of the Dark, The Dreams in the Witch-House, and The Thing on the Doorstep, and only At the Mountains of Madness apart from The Shadow Out of Time followed it in the Cthulhu Mythos.
Cthulhu mythos n. [1933 A. Derleth Letter to H.P. Lovecraft in D.E. Schultz & S.T. Joshi Essential Solitude (2013) II. 589 His chief tendency right now is toward imitation…. I’m trying to steer him away from this, and also from the use of the Cthulhu mythology, until he is capable of doing the material justice.]