Alternate Names/Spellings (pl) Acephali, (pl) Acephaloi, Acephalos, Acephalus, (pl) Akephaloi, Akephalos, (pl) Blemmyae, (pl) Blemmyai, (pl) Blemmyes, (pl) Sternophthalmoi, Sternophthalmos
Origins Greek and Roman Mythology, Legend and Folklore
Alignment Lawful Neutral
Element Earth/Metal/Sand
Species Humanoid
Appearance Humanoid with a face set on his chest...


The Blemmya is one of a race with origins in Greek and Roman mythology, legend and folklore. Specifically, accounts of their existence first arose in Natural History (a work written by Pliny the Elder) and Histories (a work written by Herodotus).


Blemmya are taller and more muscular than the average human, but their most distinctive feature is that they have no head. Instead, their face is set into their chest.


Despite their appearance, Blemmya behave in mostly the same way that humans do. They are a nomadic people, and migrate all across northern Africa. There have been unsubstantiated reports of Blemmya populations in the Americas and India as well. Despite rumors to the contrary, Blemmya do not eat human flesh.


Blemmya excel in hunting and foraging in their home of northern Africa. They are stronger and more durable than a normal human. In addition, they have almost unmatched biting strength.


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