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  • North American North American (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Neutral Neutral (behaviour)

From the myths of the Algonquian Native Americans, this was a water creature described by the French traveller Marquette in 1675. He took the description form an image that showed the Piasa as being the size of a deer with the body of man covered in scales. It had a long tail ending in a poisonous barb and had the face of a man with red eyes and a green beard. This image was painted on the rocks over a large waterfall at Alton in Illinois. The Piasa was a guardian of a whirlpool.

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