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The Abiku is a creature with origins in the mythology, legend and folklore of Africa. In particular, accounts of their existence first originate among the Yoruba people, in parts of Nigeria and Benin.
The Abiku are small, Imp-like spirits which dwell in the desert.
Abiku often possess people to make them more hungry. They do this by eating the food that the person is trying to eat. The Abiku then leaves its host's body to share its food with other Abiku.
As stated above. Abiku are capable of causing hunger in those they possess.
If a child wears a bell around their neck, then the Abiku will be repelled, since Abiku cannot stand the sound of bells.