Cluck'thulu

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Cluck'thulu
Cluck'thulu
TypeDeity
Other namesThe Big Chicken in the Sky, The First, Lord of Pecks, The Old One
FamilyUnknown

Cluck'thulu is a cosmic entity said to have originally inhabited the area of Pixlton. It was first mentioned in some of the scriptures found in the Chicun Itza site, which is supposedly dedicated to it. This has never been definitively proven by scientists though. The entity has since seen churches and temples built in its honor. It is typically worshipped by cultists and depicted in the shape of a big chicken combined with a caricature of human form. These so called Cluck'thulians are of the belief that it was Cluck'thulu that shaped the known world. A sharp contrast with the islands second religion that dictates that the entity Eachatuna is responsible for this.

Etymology, spelling, and pronunciation

The pronunciation of Cluck'thulu is a subject of debate. It is said that the first syllable should be pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The 'u' is like that in 'full', and the first syllable is remeniscent of the sound a chicken makes. However, this is merely the closest that the human vocal apparatus can come to reproducing the syllables of the cosmic language that the name originates from. The most used pronunciation would be "cluck-THOOL-hu".

History

From what can be gathered by reading the ancient texts in the Chicun Itza temple complex, Cluck'thulu was a benevolant being towards anyone who worshipped it. Various artifacts have been retrieved from Chicun Itza made in honor of Cluck'thulu. One of these items, a chicken carved out of stone with rubies inserted into the eye sockets is currently on display in Pixlton Town Hall. Research has learned that there have also been sacrifices made to Cluck'thulu, some of which human in nature. It was considered an honor to be chosen for this, and most likely done to ensure that crop harvests for that year would be successful.

Present day

The Cluck'thulians are a cult of followers who are so devout to the cause that they prefer to go back to the ways of old. They gather in Wattlethorpe Monastery to practice these beliefs. Whether or not this includes human sacrifices cannot be confirmed by scientists as the monastery is known for its very reclusive nature. Outsiders don't dare go near it and cultists grow their own food on the monastery grounds, meaning they don't have a lot of reasons to venture outside of its walls.

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