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'''Gnoph-Keh''', also known as '''Gnophkeh'''.
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Origin: H.P. Lovecraft, "Polaris"  (1920)
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==Description==
  
 
[[File:Mythiciceland.png|100px|thumb|right|Gnoph-Keh portrayed on the cover of Chaosium's ''[[Mythic Iceland]]'']]
 
[[File:Mythiciceland.png|100px|thumb|right|Gnoph-Keh portrayed on the cover of Chaosium's ''[[Mythic Iceland]]'']]
  
The Gnoph-Keh are violent, hairy entities, with an affinity for cold, ice and snow. Artwork portrays them as similar to very large six-legged polar bears, with a narwhal-like horn. They were first mentioned in H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald's “The Horror in the Museum”.
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A small bulge in the canvas far to the right suggested the sharp horn of Gnoph-Keh, the hairy myth-thing of the Greenland ice, which sometimes walked on two legs, sometimes on four, and sometimes on six.
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<br>— H.P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald, "The Horror in the Museum"
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The Gnoph-Kehs are dangerous cannibalistic entities found on the Greenland ice cap. Current artwork portrays them as similar to very large six-legged polar bears, with a narwhal-like horn, but not all sources agree with this, nor do the sources provide any clearer account of their form. The Gnoph-Kehs dwelt in [[Hyperborea]] before the [[voormi|Voormis]], and in [[Lomar]] before the Lomarians, and were driven out by both peoples. 
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==Heresies and Controversies==
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Some accounts draw a distinction between Gnoph-Kehs and Gnophkehs, describing the first in the terms given above and the second as a humanoid race of Greenland that worshipped the Gnoph-Kehs. Others, including Laurence Cornford's usually reliable [http://www.eldritchdark.com/articles/criticism/62/a-hyperborean-glossary Hyperborean Glossary], give "Gnoph-Keh" as the term for a single member of the Gnophkeh race.  
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According to one source, '''Gnoph-Keh''' is also is the name given to a single, exceptionally large member of the Gnoph-Keh, possibly spawned by [[Aphoom-Zhah]]. This being may have procreated the Gnoph-Keh race. He currently lies entombed in ice below [[Hyperborea]].
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==Associated Mythos Elements==
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* deity: [[Aphoom-Zhah]], [[Rhan-Tegoth]]
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* race: [[voormi|Voormis]]
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* location:  [[Hyperborea]], [[Lomar]]
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==References==
  
===Gnoph-Keh===
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* fiction: "[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/p.aspx Polaris]" and [http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/dq.aspx The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath] by H.P. Lovecraft;  and "[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/hm.aspx The Horror in the Museum]" by H.P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald.
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'''Gnoph-Keh''' is the name given to a single, exceptionally large member of the Gnoph-Keh, possibly spawned by [[Aphoom-Zhah]]. This being may have procreated the Gnoph-Keh race. He currently lies entombed in ice below [[Hyperborea]].
 
  
 
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[[Category:Races]]

Revision as of 04:56, 25 May 2017

Gnoph-Keh, also known as Gnophkeh.

Origin: H.P. Lovecraft, "Polaris" (1920)

Description

Gnoph-Keh portrayed on the cover of Chaosium's Mythic Iceland

A small bulge in the canvas far to the right suggested the sharp horn of Gnoph-Keh, the hairy myth-thing of the Greenland ice, which sometimes walked on two legs, sometimes on four, and sometimes on six.
— H.P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald, "The Horror in the Museum"

The Gnoph-Kehs are dangerous cannibalistic entities found on the Greenland ice cap. Current artwork portrays them as similar to very large six-legged polar bears, with a narwhal-like horn, but not all sources agree with this, nor do the sources provide any clearer account of their form. The Gnoph-Kehs dwelt in Hyperborea before the Voormis, and in Lomar before the Lomarians, and were driven out by both peoples.

Heresies and Controversies

Some accounts draw a distinction between Gnoph-Kehs and Gnophkehs, describing the first in the terms given above and the second as a humanoid race of Greenland that worshipped the Gnoph-Kehs. Others, including Laurence Cornford's usually reliable Hyperborean Glossary, give "Gnoph-Keh" as the term for a single member of the Gnophkeh race.

According to one source, Gnoph-Keh is also is the name given to a single, exceptionally large member of the Gnoph-Keh, possibly spawned by Aphoom-Zhah. This being may have procreated the Gnoph-Keh race. He currently lies entombed in ice below Hyperborea.

Associated Mythos Elements

References