Fountain of Minerva, intricately incorporating the composition of Rome's Trevi and Triton fountains, the play of water plumes at Lake Como's Villa d'Este, and the dynamic posture of the neoclassical Diane d'Anet at the Louvre. Near the porch of the yellow brick suburban house next door, a nearly eight-foot statue of a bearded, three-hoofed, octopus-armed Cthulhu, squid-like tentacles protruding from his cloak, stands sentry on a platform, his faux patina nearly blending in..."/>
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The fountain of Minerva, Ann Arbor, MI

Minerva and Cthulhu

An epic goddess meets monster art

From the July, 2012 issue

Don't have the funds to experience a magnificent Baroque-style fountain in Rome? Want to check out a towering artistic interpretation of Cthulhu (generally pronounced "Ka-THOO-loo"), the malevolent high priest of the elder gods from the writings of science-fiction author H.P. Lovecraft without the bother of attending a sci-fi convention?

 
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