- African (culture)
- Rural (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A shape shifting carnivorous hippopotami that consumed vast amounts of rice fields. The hero Fara Maka made many attempts to defeat it. First he tried throwing spears, but they melted on contact. Then he tried releasing 120 black dogs but they were eaten. Finally he sought the advice of his wife who cast a spell paralysing the creature so Fara Maka could kill it with ease.
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