Friday, December 14, 2007

A Chaotic Christmas Carol


(-- sung to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")

Demon Sultan Azazoth
Bubbles In confusion.
Center Of The Universe,
Sprouting foul protrusions,
Muffled madd'ning beating drums,
Hellish flutes a-playing
Round him dance the Other Gods
with mindless, voiceless, swaying.

-- lyrics by Sean Branney

(based on the Christmas carol by John Mason Neale)

For those of you not familiar with the Cthulu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, Azazoth is "the idiot, blind Chaos at the center of Eternity." Now what could be more jingly and mistletoed than that?