Oceania monsters part 1 Picture

Yara-ma-yha-who: Yara-ma-yha-who is a vampiric monster that originated from Australian aboriginal mythology. They are short, have a big gaping mouth with no teeth, and a large head. They also have suction cups located on their fingers on toes, it uses these suction cups to suck the blood from its victims. Yara-ma-yha-whos live in Fig trees grown in Australia and don't hunt for their food, instead, they drop onto its victims when they sleep under their home. They will then suck most of it's victims body, and then eat them in one gulp, drink water from the nearest lake, and then take a nap, when it finally wakes up, it will throw up the victim making them appear as if they didn't get attacked in the first place. Their skin will also be slightly redder than before and they'd be slightly shorter, if this happen, the creature will repeat the process again and again until the victim turns into a Yara-ma-yha-who. The only way to escape from a Yara-ma-yha-who attack is to play dead until sunset, as Yara-ma-yha-whos only attack during the day.

Wulgaru: Wulgaru is a creature that was created by a man named Djarapa from the native beliefs of Native Australians. Djarapa gathered wood, straw and pebbles to create an enormous wooden figure. It had pebbles for eyes, stones for teeth, straw for hair, and wood for its main body. Djarapa made many enchanting rituals to bring Wulgaru to life so that wooden figure could work for him. But it didn't work, so Djarapa kicked it and walked off. While walking on a hill, he heard the noise of scraping wood. He looked up and found the figure he had created with a furious look on his face. He then ran away, but the Wulgaru was catching up, he decided to go past a deep body of water to hide behind nearby trees, and tried to leave no footprints behind while going there. The monster then followed the footsteps only to be submerged in the deep body of water, he them emerged from it and carried on through the hills, after that Djarapa told all the villagers about the monster he had made. For then on, Wulgaru now punishes people that committed evil, but leaves innocent people alone.

Drop Bear: The Drop bear is a fictitious Australian marsupial. Drop bears are often depicted to be large, vicious, carnivorous, and were believed to be a relative of the Koala (Even though the Koala is not a bear). It inhabits the treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above.

Manaia: Manaia is a mythical creature of The New zealand tribe, the Maori, this creature is a common motif of Maori carving and jewelry. It's appearance varies, some describe it to be a Bird's head on a human's body, or a serpents body, or sometimes it was believed to be just a serpent or a bird. Some even describe it to be a type of seahorse or a lizard. The Manaia is traditionally believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of spirits, and it's symbol was used as a guardian against evil. It is often carved in a figure eight shape, the upper half culminating in a bird-like beak was also widely used in designs of doors and windows and other architectual features. Related Manaia-like symbols are found in other Polynesian cultures such as Hawaii and Easter Island.

Bunyip: The Bunyip or the Kianpraty, is a large water monster that originated from Australian Aboriginal mythology and mentioned several times in Ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, the Bunyip is very aggressive and will kill and eat anyone that goes near it's territory (Mainly children and women). It lives in the rivers, creeks, swamps, billabongs, and waterholes of Austrlia, in the Weemba Weemba language, the word bunyip means devil or evil spirit. The appearance of the creature varies, some people say that it has a dog like face, dark fur, a horse tail, flippers, and a duck bill. Other people say that it's a giant snake with a lion's mane. Others also state that it has the head of a bird and has a long neck. Some even believe that the Bunyip was actually a prehistoric Rhino that escaped extinction or even a large starfish.
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