Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails. Historically, there are various superstitions surrounding rat kings, and they were often seen as an extremely bad omen, particularly associated with plagues.

Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails. Historically, there are various superstitions surrounding rat kings, and they were often seen as an extremely bad omen, particularly associated with plagues.

Excerpts of H.P.  Lovecraft’s The Rats in the Walls, 1924 ~with~ visions of the legendary Rattenkönig, the Rat King, 1683 God! those carrion black pits of sawed, picked bones and opened skull…

Excerpts of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Rats in the Walls, 1924 ~with~ visions of the legendary Rattenkönig, the Rat King, 1683 God! those carrion black pits of sawed, picked bones and opened skull…

Greg Eason, Rat (2011), pencil on paper, 11.5 x 8''

Greg Eason, Rat (2011), pencil on paper, 11.5 x 8''

A 16th century illustration of a rat king. - The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings

The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings

A 16th century illustration of a rat king. - The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings

Nutcracker and Mouseking by cidaq.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Nutcracker and Mouseking by cidaq.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Rat kings happen when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, and excrement. This one consists of 32 rats, the biggest rat king found.

Rat kings happen when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, and excrement. This one consists of 32 rats, the biggest rat king found.

Unique Nutcrackers | ... Traditional Nutcracker, Rat, Rat King, Rat Nutcracker, Evil Nutcracker

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Unique Nutcrackers | ... Traditional Nutcracker, Rat, Rat King, Rat Nutcracker, Evil Nutcracker

The Rat King mask from The Nutcracker.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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beautiful Rat King costume illustration by designer Richard Hudson for the American Ballet Theater's Nutcracker Season

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beautiful Rat King costume illustration by designer Richard Hudson for the American Ballet Theater's Nutcracker Season

Mouscedes King Boo York, Boo York Monster High Doll, 2015 (I have her) - She is the daughter of The Rat King, & Boo York royalty. She's a rabid shopper with a talent for finding all the best sales. Her freaky flaw is that she's lactose intolerant. Her favorite activity is any kind of dancing. Her pet peeve is the stigma against rats. She used to be embarrassed to be the Rat King’s daughter, but now she knows that being a monster princess rules.

Mouscedes King Boo York, Boo York Monster High Doll, 2015 (I have her) - She is the daughter of The Rat King, & Boo York royalty. She's a rabid shopper with a talent for finding all the best sales. Her freaky flaw is that she's lactose intolerant. Her favorite activity is any kind of dancing. Her pet peeve is the stigma against rats. She used to be embarrassed to be the Rat King’s daughter, but now she knows that being a monster princess rules.

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