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Yara-ma-yha-who
Yara
Background
Purpose To teach not to run away
Country Australia
The Yara-ma-yha-who is a bizarre and specific boogeyman from Australia.

CharacteristicsEdit

It lives in fig trees and does not hunt for food, but waits until an unsuspecting traveler rests under the tree. It then drops onto the victim and drains their blood using the suckers on its hands and feet, making them weak. It then consumes the person, drinks some water, and then takes a nap. When the Yara-ma-yha-who awakens, it regurgitates the victim, leaving it shorter than before. The victim's skin also has a reddish tint to it that it didn't have before.[1]It repeats this process several times. At length, the victim is transformed into a Yara-ma-yha-who themself.

LegendEdit

According to legend, the Yara-ma-yha-who will only prey upon a living person, so (hypothetically speaking) you could survive an encounter with this monster by "playing-dead" until sunset; the creature only hunts during the day.

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