The ABCs of ABC – N

N is for… Nhang

“Nhang” is a Persian word for crocodile. In Armenian it refers to the Biblical crocodile and hippopotamus and a monstrous aquatic spirit that lives in the Euphrates. It can appear as a woman or a seal. It seizes people and drowns them, then drains them of their blood.


  1. Very cool. Very Dougal Dixon-ish in the vein of the speculative animals in his “After Man” or “The New Dinosaurs” books. I can imagine it being some sort of mustelid that evolved into a niche once filled by crocodiles or river dolphins.


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