- 🔀 For the human Hyperborea species, see Gnophkeh.
Sharp-horned, coarse haired beings with six long-limbs, found in Greenland, and the Arctic Circle (possibly other other cold regions and the planet Borea?). Empowered with blizzard summoning and reducing temperatures. Connected with Rhan-Tegoth (whom they seem to worship) and possibly Ithaqua, Zhar and Lloigor (god). In early texts (such as the Book of Eibon) it is a race of viscous cannibals who were driven from Lomar by mankind and the Voormis, but in later texts it appears as a lone creature, sometimes called "the Hairy Thing" and is confused with Rhan-Tegoth. Some texts call them "reptilian" although hairy reptiles are far from common. Possibly it was a more numerous creature but is now on the brink of extinction and only encountered in ones. The Gnophkeh are either creatures of air or water (this is unclear). Also spelled Gnoph-keh and Gnoph-Hek.
Beyond the MythosEdit
The Gnophkeh appear in H. P. Lovecraft's early Dunsanian tales; Lin Carter incorporated then into the Mythos; and they have been developed by Laurence J. Cornford and also by John Glasby.