Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia


Melanesian Demoness

Also known as Abele, Obere

Picture of the Melanesian Demoness Abere from our Melanesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The seductive man-eating swamp maiden

She is a flesh-devouring cannibal demon who lurks in the marsh and lures men to their doom.

When you go down to the swamp today, you’re sure of a big surprise. A beautiful naked lady, a tangle of reeds from which there is no escape, and suddenly you’re the main course.

Didn’t your mother warn you about playing near the bog?

There are rumors that Abere doesn’t just eat her prey – she has a lot of daughters and they must have come from somewhere. See Mesede.

Abere Facts and Figures

Name: Abere
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Abele, Obere
Name means: Maiden

Gender: Female
Type: Demoness
Area or people: Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 6251

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Article last revised on April 29, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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