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Mythical Creature – Abaia, a large freshwater EEL from the Archipelagos of New Guinea – with writing prompt

According to Wikipedia, the Abaia is a huge, magical eel found in Melanesian mythology. Melanesian mythology is the folklore, myths and religion of Melanesia — the archipelagos of New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Here is The Mythology of All Races, by Louis Herbert Gray who wrote an account of the region first published in 1918. Since the early 1900's, the region… Continue reading Mythical Creature – Abaia, a large freshwater EEL from the Archipelagos of New Guinea – with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, Abaasy – the Central Asian – Turkic (Sakha or Yakuts) people’s demon with iron teeth – & writing prompt

According to Wikipedia, the Abaasy (Abaahy or Abasy,[1] Sakha: Aбаасы, Abaası [abaːsɯ]; Dolgan: Абааһы, Abaahı; Azerbaijani: Abası; Turkish: Abası; Hungarian: Abaaszi; Bulgarian: Абааси, Abaasi; Russian: Абасы, Abasy; cognate of the Turkic word Abası) are demons in the mythology of the Sakha (also known as the Yakuts). Dark Treasury reminds us that the Yakut live in the Lena River valley and other areas of the Sakha Republic (pronounced sa-HA) in eastern Siberia. Yakut Shamanism divides the universe into upper and lower layers, with the earth being "a… Continue reading Mythical Creature, Abaasy – the Central Asian – Turkic (Sakha or Yakuts) people’s demon with iron teeth – & writing prompt