Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.84: Hyperborean Black Toad Idol
A few weeks ago Jason McKittrick, Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Archaeology at Miskatonic University, forwarded this item: an idol depicting Tsathoggua, the primordial toad god of fabled Hyperborea. Until recently this peculiar artefact could be found in the Special Collections of the Miskatonic University's small but excellent museum; however, subsequent to a number of unfortunate and disturbing incidents involving the relic (including the disappearance of the Special Collections curator), Prof. McKittrick has deemed it to be in the best interests of his institution - and, indeed, of the museum staff - to place the grotesque little idol in my care.