N for nguruvilu originating from the ethnic religion of the Mapuche, found in Chile. It is a river-dwelling creature and looks much like a strange fox, with a long body, similar to a snake, and a long tail with fingernails that it uses like claws. It’s a dangerous water-being beast and the cause of dangerous whirlpools which kill people who try to cross rivers. The creatures make the water shallow on either ford, to encourage people to try to cross it making it seem safe. However, the only safe way of crossing a river with a nguruvilu is by boat.
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Interesting information. And the last line has made me think — why? Why is it safe to cross a river by boat that has the said creature in it? Just thinking aloud.
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