OhMah

Cannibal Giant of the western United States.

Etymology: Hupa (Na-Dene) and Yurok (Al-gonquian), "demon" or "wild man."

Variant names: Oh-ma-ha, Omah, O-mah u'ma'a (Karuk/Hokan), O-mo-o, See-oh-mah (around Mount Shasta), Uma'ha.

Physical description: Height, 7-8 feet. Big teeth.

Behavior: Makes whistles and high-pitched howls. Bad odor. Eats fishes. Shoots flaming arrows.

Distribution: Northern California.

Sources: Ivan T. Sanderson, Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1961), pp. 47, 119; Marian T. Place, On the Track ofBigfoot (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974), pp. 48-52; John E. Roth, American Elves (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1997), pp. 14-16.

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