Altamaha-ha

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In Georgia folklore, the Altamaha-ha (or Altie) is a legendary creature, alleged to inhabit the myriad small streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha River (after which it is named) in southeastern Georgia, United States.[1] Sightings are particularly reported around Darien and elsewhere in McIntosh County.[2]

According to The Brunswick News, the legend has its roots in Muscogee tradition.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivlamore, Barbara (August 29, 2006). "CLOSER LOOK AT ... State's 'Altie' tale". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. pp. 4E. 
  2. ^ Crenshaw, Holly (February 26, 2001). "eMETRO". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. pp. 2B. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, Anna (May 13, 2009). "McIntosh showcases a new mascot". The Brunswick News. Georgia.