Monday, November 25, 2013

Mythical Creature: Abaasy

Here's a badass for your world building inspiration. Imagine this little charmer tearing through your fantasy world. 

Also known as Abaaht, Abaasy, Abasy, the Abaasy originates in Russian mythology, legend and folklore. They're demons in the mythology of the Sakha (also known as the Yakuts). The Yakut live in the Lena River valley and other areas of the Sakha Republic (pronounced sa-HA) Republic in eastern Siberia.

The abaasy are alleged to be the spirits of the long-time deceased who dwell near graves or in deserted places who otherwise travel about causing destruction. They serve Arson-Doulai, the ruler of the dead, who also swallows people' souls and gives them living diseases.The abaasy can be appeased by blood sacrifices. They inhabit the underworld also known as the "kingdom of darkness". They travel in packs of seven and their blood is poisonous. 

The abaasy are described as one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged monsters mounted on two-headed, eight-legged, two-tailed dragons as steeds. In olonkho, a heroic epic tale of the Yakuts and one of the oldest epic arts of the Turkic peoplethey are ugly and horrible man-eating beings. Their chief  is a three-headed, six-armed and six-legged giant with body made of iron.

These mythical creature seems to be popular in Role Playing Games.
The Yakut
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