- Pacific (culture)
- Rural (attribute)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Seductive (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
Animal spirits of Melanesian belief who take the form of men, women and children. Sometimes they help others and sometimes they hate others, causing harm. They live in houses and bushes and transform into creatures to seduce men or women. Male ones take on the form of hounds and mate with women and the females take the form of beautiful women and marry men.
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