Like Cthulhu in his house at R’lyeh waiting, dreaming, the loathsome shapes of the Non-Euclidean geometries seeped down from the dark stars. (Background: Amazing Circumstance Of “e”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, April 10, 2015.)

“Who is this Cthulhu?”, some might ask.

Cthulhu comes from the “fictional” works of H.P. Lovecraft. From what vision-world did H.P. Lovecraft perceive and write about “the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men… They had shape but that shape was not made of matter… the Great Old Ones spoke to (the first men) by molding their dreams; for only thus could Their language reach the fleshy minds of mammals…”

From the fish to the lizard… And even the venerated H.P. Lovecraft had a strange atavism: “He (Lovecraft) seems to have developed a rare, little-understood affliction called poikilothermism. The victim loses the normal mammalian ability to keep his body’s temperature constant, regardless of changes in the ambient temperature. His (Lovecraft’s) body assumes the temperature of its surroundings, as if he were a reptile or a fish.” [1] This poikilothermism allowed Lovecraft to tune in to a more subtle vibration; he had some affinity toward undercurrents, underworld, and undersea.

This creature (above), called an “anomalous being” by Andre Gorodovoi, chairman of Russia’s Anomalous Phenomena Service, was fished from the deep in 2007, *then eaten*, by Russian fishermen. [2] It is the best representation found of Cthulhu. (Google image searches yield other depictions.) Cthulhu is known to have undersea minions, so the creature found by the Russians may not be the actual Cthulhu.

The Pravda report from 2007 about the “anomalous being” now has the Cthulhu image erased, for some unknown reason. But it accompanied the original article and was filed for history by Ersjdamoo.

Of note in the report is that “The fishermen originally believed that they had caught an alien…” [2] “Alien” as in, not an “undersea creature” but originating from afar, from the dark stars.

There is a special case of the Euler identity: e^{iπ} + 1 = 0. In a broad-ranging survey of the current state of mathematics, author Keith Devlin describes this equation as connecting in itself the five most common constants of mathematics: e, π (Pi), i (imaginary number constant), 0, and 1. “Not the least surprising aspect of this last equation is that the result of raising an irrational number to a power that is an irrational imaginary number can turn out to be a natural number.” [3] As Ersjdamoo put it in his April 10, 2015 blog entry, “seemingly disconnected things like ‘i’, ‘e’, and trigonometry functions appear to be conspiring.”

But who is the top conspirator behind the Euler identity? The equation is considered to be an example of mathematical beauty. [4] This mathematical beauty suggests to many the hand of God, and the Euler identity has been called “God’s equation.”

However new information obtained by Ersjdamoo points to the hidden hand of Cthulhu as possibly being that of the arch-conspirator. It has been discovered that the number “e” originated from an anonymous mathematician, merchant or moneylender sometime in the 1600s. The number “e” originated in usury and a desire to compound interest instantaneously. [5] (This means the interest on a loan, as it accrues, is instantly added to the principal.) Who was this humble unknown gentleman (or lady) not wishing to be noticed for his or her connection with “e”?

The Book of Exodus orders, “If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.” (Exodus 22: 25) Not only is usury condemned but most certainly the compounding instantaneously of interest. Which brings us back to the question, who was the humble unknown gentleman (or lady) not wishing to be noticed for his or her connection with “e”?

Although some see the hand of God in the Euler identity, how is it that “e” is found therein and that this “e” is rooted in usury, which is forbidden by God?

Euler’s identity: “God Equation” or “Cthulhu Equation”? You be the judge.

——- Sources ——-

[1] *Lovecraft*, by L. Sprague de Camp. Doubleday, 1975.

[2] “Russian fishermen catch squeaking alien and eat it”, *Pravda*, February 7, 2007. http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/07-02-2007/87167-alien_monster-0/

[3] *The Language of Mathematics*, by Keith Devlin. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2000.

[4] “Euler’s identity”, Wikipedia, April 19, 2015.

[5] *e: The Story of a Number*, by Eli Maor. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.