The Macabre and the Unusual

Monster-a-Day: Yara-Ma-Yha-Who


As part of Dapper Cadaver’s ongoing Monster-a-Day project I bring you an odd little nursery bogie from a land without nurseries – The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who of Australia.

These short little men resemble some sort of bad acid dream muppet. They’re 4 ft tall, with red skin, huge round heads, round glowing eyes, big toothless frog mouths, chubby bellies, and weird little arms and legs. They’re arms end in tentacles, which they use to hang from strangler fig trees and to suck the blood out of disobedient children.

These Yha-Who’s also like to swallow children whole with their giant mouths. Children must be very salty though, because often the Yha-Who grows so thirsty that it drinks until it throws up the child, still alive and intact, but somehow noticeably smaller than before

A great page on the Yha-Who can be found here

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