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