What happens when a mortal challenges the mighty gods? This week I’m reading a great short story from icon of horror, H.P. Lovecraft.
Originally published in November of 1933 in the Fantasy Fan Magazine.
Best known as the father of Lovecraftian Horror and the Cthulhu Mythology, H.P. Lovecraft, in his short life, became a master of weird and horrifying fiction.
In this story we see a man, Barzai the Wise, attempt to meet the gods. We find out what happens when man’s pride swells with self importance and we find out if the gods find him worthy.
Read by David Szweduik
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Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
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