- Aboriginal (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Flying (attribute)
- Cave Dweller (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A race of people form the Dreamtime myths of the Australian Natives. They we large and tall humans with only two fingers and one thumb on each hand. These fingers and thumbs were as long as their arm and supported bat like wings. These creatures lived the caves of high mountains, but they had to bend over double to enter them. In these caves, they guarded their sacred fire and worshipped their god. The god demanded frequent human sacrifices. There is a story of how two Shamans encountered these creatures. The Keen Keengs saw two Shamans that were hunting nearby and thought that they would make a good sacrifice. However they knew of the Shaman’s great magic and so, since these humans had never seen a Keen Keeng, they invited the Shamans into their caves as guests. The Shamans used their magic to here of the Keen Keengs plans that they heard from far away. They accepted the invite and were entertained for three days. Each day the fire of the pit grew stronger. On the third day while a female Keen Keeng was performing the emu dance, the two Shamans escaped. They were pursued but lost their enemies in the darkness of night. The next day the Keen Keengs found their wives dancing with the Shamans near their pit of fire. One by one the women caught in the dance fell into the fire pit. The Keen Keengs rushed in but were soon caught in the dance themselves and like their wives, they fell into the pit.
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