Onyare

Freshwater Monster of Québec, Canada.

Etymology: Mohawk (Iroquoian) word.

Variant name: O-ni-a-re.

Physical description: Serpentine or loglike. Horns or antlers on forehead.

Behavior: Its breath brings on sickness.

Distribution: St. Lawrence River, off Caugh-nawaga, Québec.

Sources: Albert S. Gatschet, "WaterMonsters of American Aborigines," Journal of American Folklore 12 (1899): 255-260; M. R. Harrington, "Da-ra-sa-kwa: A Caughnawaga Legend," Journal of American Folklore 19 (1906): 127-129.

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