Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yara #AtoZChallenge





Origin:  Papau New Guinea



Description:  Water faerie.  I know, another freaking water faerie.  The world is overrun with them. What can I say?



Dispostion:  Lures men into the water using their beautiful singing voices.  (I know I could never be a Yara because I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.)  Surprise, surprise, once in the water she drowns him like she should have done to the lying bastard that murdered her. 



A man can protect himself by wearing a seashell necklace. Catch -  his love most sing into the seashell.

14 comments:

  1. Oooo... I like the lore of the love singing into the seashell. Interesting.

    That photo is great too!

    Happy Saturday!

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  2. Like Tracy, I like the twist of singing into the seashell. What if he's unattached? I guess he's a goner.

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    1. Or he has to be able to say no to a beautiful woman. So my guess is yes, he's a gonner!

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  3. These water faeries are tricky creatures aren't they? Almost diabolical at times! The part about the lying bastard that murdered her...is this part of the tale? Going to have to research this one. My interest is piqued. Another great post Buffy!

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    1. I think this belies a fear of drowning that must have been inherit for primative peoples. Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  4. Must the yara's be murder victims? How tragic. If that's the case, I suppose I, too, would be on the hunt.

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    1. This a young a woman lured to some secluded stop by the promise of love. Only she is murdered instead. I'd be pretty upset!

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  5. Great post! You've got me hooked!

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  6. Hi! Just popping in from the A to Z Challenge. Great theme! The world truly is full of faeries!

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  7. The thing I'm most wondering is ... how do you know pixies don't have wings?

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  8. The lore. Pixies with wings is a relative new convention. Please feel free to check out my post on pixies.

    http://pixiesdonthavewings.blogspot.com/search/label/pixies

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