Water Leaper

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Llamhigyn Y Dwr, also known as Water Leaper is a malicious creature from Cymric mythology and folklore that lives in swamps, ponds, rivers, and lakes. It is said to be a giant frog or toad with a bat’s membranous wings (sometimes even a bird’s feathery wings) and a long, reptilian tail with a large stinger at the tip.

It leaps across the water using its wings, hence its name. Its favorite prey is fish, poor sheep who wandered too close to the water’s edge, or even fishermen! It is said that its appearance alone is to strike one dead, never mind its venomous stinger or blood-curdling screech. Llamhigyn Y Dwr is said to shriek, which stuns its prey, leap up from the water and snap the fishing line of fishermen, dragging the poor soul into the water’s abyss, only to be speedily engulfed by a malignant, and quite insatiable, maw.

Water Leaper

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