He is Providence

I am Providence
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
(Swan Point Cemetery; Providence, Rhode Island)



After Lovecraft died in 1937, at age 46, local fans purchased a tombstone for him in Providence's Swan Point Cemetery. The tombstone reads, "I am Providence." The saying comes from a letter that Lovecraft wrote to James F. Morton in May of 1926. In it Lovecraft quoted Satan from The Life of St. Anthony by St. Athanasius, a Christian text:

"Once a demon exceeding high appeared with pomp, and dared to say, 'I am the power of God and I am Providence, what dost thou wish that I shall give thee?'"




 
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