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|Origins||Australian Mythology, Legend and Folklore|
|Appearance||Sucker-fingered red dwarf...|
The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who is a creature with origins in Australian mythology, legend and folklore.
A humanoid creature of short, stumpy stature, the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who is a naked stark-red-skinned humanoid with a disproportionately large head, and a large, wide mouth with no teeth. The creature also has suckers at the ends of its fingers (and sometimes its toes).
Yara-ma-yha-who are tree-dwellers, and in particular, favor living in fig trees. Rather than actively hunting for potential prey, it instead waits for hapless passersby to stop for rest beneath its tree-top perch. The creature then drops down and uses its suckers to drain the victim's blood. After that it 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. It repeats this process several times.