Fallen gods and nameless cosmic beings greater and older than the gods themselves. Ancient forms of life and worship on earth that far predate human civilization, and of which little remains. These are the central elements of what was, perhaps, the first shared universe of modern science fiction and fantasy. Before the Marvel or DC Universes, before Star Trek or Star Wars, H.P. Lovecraft created the Cthulhu Mythos, and shared it with his fellow pulp writers to create a shared mythology for their weird fiction. Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, was one of those good friends.
Scholars, Shamans, wizards, heroes, warriors, and adventurers from ancient lands right up to the early twentieth century face off against the darkness that came before. These are the Cthulhu stories of Robert E. Howard.