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ALKHA
Also known as ALKLHA, ALICHA, ARAKHO

Enormous Dragon Monster who causes eclipses

He's so large that his outstretched wings can cover the entire sky. Fortunately, he seems to live at the other end of the Solar System and doesn't come by too often.

ALKHA often chases after the sun and moon, swallowing them as a tasty treat. Which invariably leads to hiccups. All he can do is regurgitate them back up again.

According the Buryat people, he takes the form of a fearsome head without limbs or body. In other words, a head. This presents a problem when he tries to swallow as there is nowhere for those tasty morsels to go. They pop straight out again.

If you're ever worried about eclipses, the best thing to do is shout, throw stones at the sky and try to scare him away.

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Article last updated on 21 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ALKHA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ALKHA
Area or people : Siberia
Location : Czech Republic, Poland and Russia
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ALKLHA, ALICHA, ARAKHO
Popularity index : 427

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