Fictional Character
"The Genetics Lecture"
POD: 400 million years ago
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Species: Sentient Mollusk
Occupation: Student

Nyarlathotep was a student in Professor Cthulhu's genetics class. After a lecture in which Cthulhu discussed evolution, Hox genes, and amphioxus, Nyarlathotep approached Cthulhu to ask whether it would have been possible for intelligent life to have evolved from non-mollusk life. Cthulhu found the question silly.[1]

Literary CommentEdit

The name "Nyarlathotep" is an allusion to H.P. Lovecraft's Elder God of the same name.


  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pgs. 317-319.