“Haïta, the Shepherd” (1891)

Creators

Ambrose Bierce (writer).

Extent

Read in 2019.

Categorization

Allegorical fantasy.

Commentary

The source of the name “Hastur”. Though bleak, its actual influence on Robert W. Chambers seems small, and its influence on Cthulhu Mythos writers starting with H. P. Lovecraft is effectively nil.

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