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cats of Ulthar by vasodelirium cats of Ulthar by vasodelirium
"The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written June 15, 1920.

This tale tells of the forming of the law "that in Ulthar no man may kill a cat". Previously to this an old cotter and his wife took great delight in slaughtering the cats of their neighborhood in some unknown yet horrid manner. After they kill the kitten of Menes, an orphan of the strange wanderers who visit the town, he utters a strange prayer before he and his people disappear forever that evening. In response to that prayer that night the cats of the town descend on the old cotter's house, witnessed by Atal, and presumably kill and eat them in retribution.
Ulthar's cats were supposed to be able to jump at the moon through the houses' roofs.




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:iconjoelcoelho:
JoelCoelho Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good!!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
thank you so much!
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:iconcalartistic:
calartistic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   General Artist
λατρευω:
1.γατες
2.τρελες λεπτομερειες
3.ασπρομαυρα σχεδια
συμπερασμα? >> Λατρευω το συγκεκριμενο.
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
χαιρομαι!ευχαριστω!:kitty:
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:iconarianod:
Arianod Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Miaow! :meow:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
:aww: :kitty:
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Alzbettta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Very cute and lovely picture! :)
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
thanks a lot!:kitty:
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:iconb-verdamn:
B-verDamn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
and the cats look so happy... lol. i love the details and the way you draw cats. i entered the halloween contest too but i hope you win!!! ^_______________^
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
:aww: thank you so much!
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:iconlacava:
LACAVA Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
very good
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
:aww:
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:iconsimplylucky:
simplyLucky Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
wow
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
:blowkiss:
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:iconsimplylucky:
simplyLucky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
lol
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scavengerpan Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
WoooW :omg:
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:iconkingmuffin:
kingmuffin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
i love the details in the back, looks great :]
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
thank you!:aww:
but why the scary mood?
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:iconkingmuffin:
kingmuffin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
lol where did that come from...xD must have been a typo srry
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:iconindiswendis:
indiswendis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
yay!! totally love it!
I read the story and it's wonderful:aww:

I also have a serie with Cats of Ulthar:), but it's kind of stupid:)
[link]
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
i loved the story!and thank you for the kind comments:thanks:
i'll go see your work right now!
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:iconlightningale:
lightningale Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: stunning detail!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you so much!
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:iconlightningale:
lightningale Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome:D
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:iconartvuk:
ARTVUK Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
:kitty: :aww:
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:iconaslix:
aslix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :aww:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
glad you think so!thank you so much!
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:iconaconitum-napellus:
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Absolutely wonderful!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
glad you like it!thank you so much!
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:iconaconitum-napellus:
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Writer
Welcome :D
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Happiness-in-a-box Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
:iconiwantitplz: Wow... this is awesome! Did you actually draw this by hand?! I would have gone mad with all those circles ^^ yet they look so perfect! Oh and the cats look amazing, and the moon and the fact that it goes over two pages!! :iconiloveitplz:
Amazing work!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
hi!thanks a lot for your so kind comments:aww:
yes i did this all by hand in my sketchbook,it took me wquite a lot time to finish but it wasn't done all in a row.:D
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Layla1978 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
really awesome
i especially love the ladder to the moon :)
and cats
cats cats and more cats !!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
hehe thanks!cats are never enough:D
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:iconpilife:
pilife Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
what a beautiful starfield! i really the result of the verying sizes of the circles and the details on them ... no words! do your hand starts to hurt after doing those for a while?
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
hi!glad you liked it!my hand was hurting even i didn't finish that at once:D
thank you for the favs and the watch!really appreciate it!:thanks:
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pilife Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
no problem, your art is amazing! thanks for adding me too!
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:iconkaruiru:
Karuiru Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Despite that this is based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, it's very adorable, and almost looks like it could be in a children's book. :heart:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
haha,i'll make a kthulhu for babies sometime:D
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Benzene-c6h6 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is really beautiful. I love the consistency of the circles in the background. You obviously have a great deal of style, talent, and patience!! :)
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
glad you like it!i agree this drawing wants patients but not talent:D
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!!! Pusscats yay!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
thank you!:aww:
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:iconartwyrd:
Artwyrd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome :) The cats are fab!
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:iconxtapodaki:
xtapodaki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
yea! poster we want a poster!
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:D
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:iconkarincharlotte:
karincharlotte Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
Lovely illustration, and interesting story.
:heart:
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
lovecraft is one of my favourite writers:nod:
glad you like my work:thanks:
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:iconinthename:
inthename Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Crazy story!lol
Beautiful detailed picture, this must have taken a while!
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