Learn about Lovecraft’s Brown Jenkin

Who is Brown Jenkin anyway? Brown Jenkin appears in Lovecraft’s story Dreams in the Witch House, and it is an extremely unusual entity. It is an old fashioned type of horror – a small rat-like monster with humanoid face and paws.

More like the image of a medieval witch’s familiar than a tentacled Lovecraftian thingy! See if you can find him on the cover of this new edition of Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5e Fantasy!

Here are some of the more memorable quotes from Dreams in the Witch House describing this miniature monster:

“…the descriptions of the darting little furry object which served as her familiar were so painfully realistic despite their incredible details.”

 “That object—no larger than a good-sized rat and quaintly called by the townspeople “Brown Jenkin”—seemed to have been the fruit of a remarkable case of sympathetic herd-delusion…”

 “Witnesses said it had long hair and the shape of a rat, but that its sharp-toothed, bearded face was evilly human while its paws were like tiny human hands.”

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