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Fetish of Crom (Human Bone and Mammoth Ivory)



This is a prop inspired by the writing of Robert E. Howard, made of mammoth ivory and genuine human bone. The description below is fictional. Item is not for sale.

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Fetish to the Mountain God Crom (12,000+ years old)

Discovered north of Minieh Egypt 1896

The Aryan races, for instance, now varying from dark brown, almost black, red-brown-yellow, down to the whitest creamy colour, are yet all of one and the same stock – the Fifth Root-Race – and spring from one single progenitor who is said to have lived over 18,000,000 years ago, and also 18,000 years ago – at the time of the sinking of the last remnants of the great continent of Atlantis.

There are, or rather still were a few years ago, descendants of these half-animal tribes or races, both of remote Lemurian and Lemuro-Atlantean origin ... Of such semi-animal creatures falling into and out of grace, from man to beast and back.

Thus will mankind, race after race, perform its appointed cycle-pilgrimage. Climates will, and have already begun, to change, each tropical year after the other dropping one sub-race, but only to beget another higher race on the ascending cycle; while a series of other less favoured groups – the failures of nature – will, like some individual men, vanish from the human family without even leaving a trace behind.

From a séance conducted by famed mentalist Erik Jan Hanussen. In 1924

“Lo this is of the half human Cimmerian, a degenerate race of Atlantean root. A people of Briton, no before Briton before the deluge covered the lands. A warrior race, hard of heart and fiercely independent.

The Amulet is to the man-beasts god, I think its name is Krom or Crom, yes Crom. The bearer I sense felt some shame in his fetish, as charms are not the way of it’s kind.

How did he get into ancient Egypt, wait no it’s not Egypt. The vision is hazed over by time. . no I see a Priest of Set, this predates all dynasties.

The owner was killed, a knife of Iron? His heart was cut out and fed… to a snake?”

At this point Hanussen fell unconscious for numerous hours, and was unavailable for greater explanation. It has passed into the Theosophical Society in 1924 where it has been added to our catalog of historical curiosities.

While the Theosophical Society does not wholly endorse Hanussens findings it includes it for greater context.

Fetish is made of Mammoth ivory, in the shape of a mountain peak backed onto a piece of Human bone. Connected on a wooden peg with a hemp or jute cord.

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My concept is a Cimmerian (no not that one) was like all humans flawed and carried a fetish or "holy symbol" of Crom to steady his resolve. (Not every Cimmerian thinks in lockstep, is my assumption. I know Conan said they barely worship but not everyones the same.)

He eventually made his way to Stygia where he was sacrificed by a priest of Set. (One of the many masks of Nyarlathotep). Most likely brought in as a slave.

His fetish only to be discovered in 1896 in Egypt, and by 1924 being in the hands of the Theosophical Society.

Eventually ending up in the New York Lodge of Theosophists until stolen in 1926 by a unknown student of Miskatonic.

I needed to do a trial run cutting and carving (to thin to carve) and this is my first attempt at human bone jewelry. I believe it's the first dedicated R.E.Howard/H.P. Lovecraft Prop in human bone.
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