Zanthu Tablets


Harold Hadley Copeland

Age/Publication Date:

Published by the Sanborne Institute in 1916

Physical Description:

A slim 32-page softcover brochure.

Text Summary:

A book on Hyperborean civilizations (e.g. Atlantis, Lemuria, etc.). Present at a divination somehow Nyarlothetep-related performed on the Mauretania. The book is a translation of carvings found found on a series of black jade tablets discovered somewhere in Indo-China.

Cthulhu Mythos Content:

From Copeland's introduction:

"The shocking discoveries made since we first opened the tomb should be more than enough to inform us. The knowledge lingering in those ancient tables may wither our souls."

The book describes the worship of Ghatanothoa, Shub-Niggurath, Cthulhu and others. It also mentions Nug and Yeb, the supposed offspring of Shub-Niggurath and Yog-Sothoth and claims they founded Atlantis and Lemuria, respectively.


None, though Copeland's translation suggests the original tablets contained many of the wizard Zanthu's spells.

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