What Is A Monkey Paw?

A **Monkey Paw** is an enchanted item that grants wishes when held, but the wishes granted by the paw often come with ironic or unfortunate consequences. It is said to have originated from an old African tale, but similar artifacts have been found in other parts of the world as well.

The Monkey Paw usually looks like a withered, brownish-gray paw, covered in coarse fur. It is usually kept in a black velvet bag and kept in a safe place. To make a wish, one must hold the paw tightly and think of their wish carefully before making it.

It is said that the wish will come true but with unexpected and often undesirable consequences.

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