An ancient Pretty Lady

From Melanesian folklore comes the singular demonic creature known as Abere (“maiden”). Described as a beautiful young woman as well as a provocative seductress, she is a known cannibal and preys exclusively upon men. Abere will use her feminine guile to lure a man into the lake or swampy region she calls home. Once there, she strips naked and slides into the water, hiding just out of full sight in the mimia reeds; from her hidden position, she calls, enticing the man to follow. If her prey is foolish enough to do so, Abere will stealthily hunt him down, and, using her power over the reeds, will tangle and trap him there, after which she will drown him and consume his flesh. In addition to having control over the water reeds, she also commands several young and nearly as beautiful female companions.

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