"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse
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"He recited the formula thrice and made designs on the sand, and suddenly, with a great rush, a being of horrible and repellent aspect appeared to flow through the opening from above into the tower and, filling it, flowed outward through the door, pushing Dewart aside and speaking to Dewart in a debased tongue demanding of him the sacrifice, whereupon Dewart ran fleetly to the circle of stones and directed the visitant to Dunwich, in which direction it then went, fluid as water, but of great and terrible aspect squid-like or octopoid, passing among the trees as air, along the earth as water, of great and wonderful properties which enable it to seem partially or wholly invisible apparently at will."
-H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth, The Lurker At the Threshold