Also known as miengu, these are water creatures who first made their appearance in Cameroon. Mermaid-like, they strain and swallow their food like whales, and – interestingly enough – are an entirely female species. Unlike many one-gender species, however, they are perfectly capable of reproducing on their own.

They can communicate with the People of the Dream, as well as other normally hidden beings of the spiritual world; they can also cure many diseases (which places them in the People of the Sun), and in past times were involved in marking the transition from child to adult for the Ever-Dying.