Yumboes

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  • African African (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

The Yumboes are a race of people from African belief that inhabit the mainland of Africa, opposite the isle of Goree. These creatures are white in colour just like every other creature that is supernatural in African myth. These creatures stand only 2ft high have silver hair and dress like the local native tribe that live nearby. They attach themselves to a chosen family and love and care for them. When a member of that family dies, the Yumboes develop great compassion for the grieving family members and try their best to lament them. It is also traditional that the Yumboes dance upon the grave of the deceased victim.

The main population of the Yumboes is located in a subterraneous area in the Paps hills which is located 3 miles from the coast. Here they live in great numbers in magnificent dwellings. Many people who have been here are impressed and grateful by the excellent hospitality and kindness of the Yumboes. The European travellers have been most delighted as they were well catered for being sat at grand tables in the halls of the Yumboes and how food was served and empty dishes taken away a very swiftly. The Yumboes were so quick at serving that only the hands and feet were usually seen by the guests.

The Yumboes live just like people. They have been spotted at night in their fishing boats hoping to catch a late snack. They bring this fish to the land in search for some fire to roast it. Unlike humans, the Yumboes do not make their own fire but they steal the burning wood of camp fires from human natives but they only take as much as is needed to roast their fish. They are also very fond of corn which they also steal from the natives. They are known to cautiously steal food from the huts of humans and scamper of with it back to their homes. Yumboes are very fond of bury plum wine which they keep in a bottle for a long time. When the wine turns sour they drink it with great joy until they become very drunk. In such a drunken state they sing loudly, make much noise by beating on drums and generally acting wild.

Yumboes like most Fairies across world mythology are known as ‘The Good People’.

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