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Abere is a demoness from Melanesian mythology. She is portrayed as a "wild" woman with young female servants.[1] She is said to reside in marshes. She draws people to her by her beauty, entrapping them by causing reeds to grow around them.[1] Once they are trapped, she proceeds to devour her victims.


  1. ^ a b Rose, Carol (1998). "A". Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns and Goblin. The Abere is a particularly vicious mermaid species. Norton. p. 1. ISBN 0-393-31792-7. 
  • Rose, Carol. Giants, Monsters, and Dragons. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2000. ISBN 0-87436-988-6.

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