Yara-ma-yha-who (Australian Aboriginal)

Yara-ma-yha-who (Australian Aboriginal)

The Yara-ma-yha-who is a creature from Australian Aboriginal folklore, particularly among the Yolngu people. It is described as a small, red, frog-like being with a large mouth and suckers on its fingers and toes. The Yara-ma-yha-who is known for its habit of luring travelers, particularly children, into its clutches, sucking their blood, and then regurgitating them, allowing them to recover before repeating the process. Encounters with the Yara-ma-yha-who are meant to teach children not to wander alone in the bush.

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