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The Encantado is one of a race of creatures with origins in South American mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of its existence originate from within tribes around The Amazon river systems.
The Tribes of the South American river systems believed that during a full moon Amazon River dolphins would shapeshift into handsome men dressed in white and go into the nearby villages and impregnate the young girls and /Or young women of the villages. The girl/women would give birth to children,But when the children come of age they might want to be with they're shapeshifting parents and will go into the rivers and go to the under water cities
Encantados also have been known to lure children into the rivers to take them away into the underwater cities