Essay analysis: PMEST, Thesaurus and Topic Map

This post will cover a few other analyses. First, I will be posting a PMEST analysis, followed by the Thesaurus, and finally a Topic Map

PMEST analysis:

Person: The Cthulhu Mythos itself is a reality where ancient deities of otherworldly power slumber and where people investigating these entities are driven insane by their own discoveries. The main person is the most prominent writer in the Mythos: Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Matter: The stories of the Cthulhu Mythos were communicated primarily via printed media such as books and magazines.

Energy: Each of the stories, while being self-contained as a story (with some exceptions), adds something to the overall universe created by Lovecraft. Other writers also contributed their own stories to the Mythos, sometimes collaborating with Lovecraft, while others further refined Lovecraft’s concepts and elements at later points in time.

Space: The main setting for the stories regarding the Cthulhu Mythos is a series of fictional towns in New England region in the United States of America, more specifically in the state of Massachusetts. However, locations for each stories are overall variable, with some being set in metaphysical spaces.
Time: The main time that the Mythos takes place in is around the 1940s period. However, as with space, stories often explore other periods of time, from the distant past to the far future.


Below is a mini-thesaurus I used for the previous essay

Cosmic horror

BT: Horror

USE: Lovecraftian horror


BT: Great Old One

NT: R’lyeh

RT: Hastur

RT: Nyarlathotep

RT: Yog-Sothoth

Great Old One:

NT: Cthulhu

NT: Hastur

NT: Nyarlathotep

NT: Yog-Sothoth

SN: Use for describing deities in Cthulhu Mythos. Do not use ‘Old One’


BT: Great Old One

RT: Cthulhu

RT: Nyarlathotep

RT: Yog-Sothoth


NT: Cosmic Horror

NT: Lovecraftian horror

Lovecraftian horror.

BT: Horror,

UF: Cosmic horror


BT: Great Old One

RT: Cthulhu

RT: Hastur

RT: Yog-Sothoth


BT: Cthulhu

SN: R’lyeh is the sunken city where Cthulhu resides.


BT: Great Old One

RT: Cthulhu

RT: Hastur

RT: Nyarlathotep

SN: Yog-Sothoth has a biological relation to Cthulhu, being his grandfather. However, this thesaurus focuses on what can be classified as a Great Old One

Topic Map (image)




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