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🔀 For the human Hyperborea species, see Gnophkeh.

This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. Gnoph-keh, also known as Gnoph-Hek are sharp-horned, coarse-haired beings with six long-limbs, found in Greenland and the Arctic Circle. 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 vicious 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. It is now on the brink of extinction and only encountered in ones. The Gnophkeh are either creatures of air or water.

Beyond the Mythos

The Gnoph-keh appear in H. P. Lovecraft's early Dunsanian tales. Lin Carter incorporated then into the Mythos and they were eventually developed further by Laurence J. Cornford and John Glasby.