Monday, August 25, 2014

Idol of Shub-Niggurath

The Viking Mythos project continues.  This week saw the addition of some leather pouches and this absolutely perfect idol of Shub-Niggurath from Copper Centipede. He has a couple of variations available in his Etsy store.


CoastConFan said...

I like the basalt finish on this one. I have to say that this color really works well in simulating an old idol. It needs to come with a bumper sticker, “Ask me about my thousand young.” For those of us of age, we recall the ubiquitous “Ask me about my grandchildren,” bumper sticker which was rampant on cars in the 1970s and 1980s.

Since this particular Lovecraftian deity brings up a certain Dunsonian association, and coupled with an ancient idol featured on this post, I immediately thought of Lord Dunsany’s short story about two jealous feuding idols, “Chu-Bu and Sheemish,” from The Book of Wonder (1912).

Download a digital copy of The Book of Wonder, free from Project Gutenberg

bea said...

Looks pretty period accurate all right. As for the leather pouches I reccommend filling them to the BRIM with coins (stretching them a bit) then hitting them with coffee, tea, even walnut wood stain from a good distance in misting spray bottles, then (still full of coins and tied shut) drop it into a coffee can or some container full of SHARP rocks (granite chips, anything with quartz etc) and "tumble them" awhile. It REALLY ages leathe quickly. Finish up with some good ol' light mud, wipe it off, hit it with a TOUCH of saddle soap or mink oil to polish the surface and they'll look like they belong in a museum.