Urayuli the Hairy Beast! #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along!


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Urayuli are mythical creatures said to live in the woodland areas of southwestern Alaska. Stories describe them as 10 feet tall with long shaggy fur and luminescent eyes. Their long, lanky arms reaching down to their ankles. They emit a high pitch cry, like that of a loon. (Have you ever heard a loon?)Urayuli, legend, myth, tale, story, Alaska, hairy man, beast, monster, Big Foot, reading, what to read, series, blog, blogger, fantasy, epic, adventure, mystery,

Rumored to live in the forests of Lake Iliamna, the Urayuli are said to be peaceful creatures, if scary at first-glance, and they’re commonly mistaken for Big Foot.

But how did these tall, hairy beasts come to be, in the first place? Well, it’s rumored that the Urayuli are transformed children who once got lost in the woods at night…

This reminds me of the Skull Kids from Legend of Zelda game series, who are said to have once been children who wandered into the Lost Woods and could never find their way back out… They were transformed into this:

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Hear that kids? Don’t go wandering around at night! You don’t want to spend the rest of your days as a hairy Urayuli or ghostly Skull Kid, do you? Can’t make much of a living like that. 😛

If you, dear reader, were a naughty kid and got lost in the woods at night, which would you rather turn into: Urayuli or Skull Kid?

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13 thoughts on “Urayuli the Hairy Beast! #AtoZChallenge

  1. I was going to say something about Bigfoot until your note halfway through. (*lol*) But it does sound very similar, especially since they’re both giant and hairy.

    Would I rather turn into an Urayuli or a Skull Kid? I… don’t think I’d want to be either. Then again, I wasn’t (and still wouldn’t be) the kind of kid who’d go off into the woods in the middle of the night!

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    • “I wasn’t (and still wouldn’t be) the kind of kid who’d go off into the woods in the middle of the night!”
      You and me both, Sara! I was an adventurous kid, but mostly on the pages of a book, not out in the wild woods. 😉

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