The dahu is a legendary creature well known in France, Switzerland and the north of Italy.
The Dahu has the appearance of a deer or ibex, but with the principal characteristic that its legs on one side of its body are shorter than on the other side. This enables it to walk upright on the steep slopes of its mountain environment.
Ow, that’s cool, BUT READ HERE I’M CRYING.
This is how to catch a Dahu in Wikipedia’s opinion:
I SWEAR TO GOD, GO AND CHECK WIKIPEDIA
The Dahu is similar to a deer or ibex, but bears the strange feature of one pair of legs being shorter than the other. These asymmetrical legs give it a mobile advantage in its steep mountain habitat. Males have short right legs while females have short left legs, which enables them to travel in opposite directions on the mountain and eventually find each other to mate. Males also have low-hanging genitalia which leave a scent as they scrape the ground, and this is often used to assert dominance over dahu who follow that scent.
There are Dahu variants that supposedly have “diagonal” legs (one short and one long front leg, one short and one long back leg).
The CYHYRAETH (cyheuraeth) is a Welsh spectral figure, comparable to the caointeach of Gaelic Scotland or the Weeper of English tradition. Usually portrayed as an invisible, bodiless voice, the cyhyraeth may be heard groaning before death, especially multiple deaths caused by a disaster or epidemic. It is mostly associated with south Wales, east Dyfed (until 1974, Carmarthenshire), and the three Glamorganshires, particularly near the Towy River. Like the Irish banshee, the cyhyraeth will weep for natives who die away from home. It may once have been a goddess of streams.
oh man, i’m amazed this blog still has any followers!
so much sorry for the neglect. i just mentioned to someone that i used to have a blog like this, so he encouraged me to get back to it and personally wanted to see some posts on Maahes, so I’ll be taking a break from alphabetical order for some Maahes posts.