Also known as Pombero

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  • South American South American (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Rural Rural (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

Cuarahu-Yara is the Brazilian name for the Pombero. The Pombero is a magical being from Paraguay.

Pombero's original name in the Guarani language is Cuarahy-Yara, literally "Owner of the Sun", though he is thought to only come out at night.

Pombero is described as being a small hairy ugly man with a large round straw hat. He has very hairy feet which allow him to walk without being heard. He lives in rural areas but dwells in the local forests.

Pombero comes out at night when people speak of him. When he comes out, he creates a nuisance by scaring horses and leaving farm gates open for herded animals to escape. Pombero also visits women and impregnates them just by using his hand.

If you offer him pure tobacco cigars or an alcohol beverage called Cana, he will help you find items that you have lost. He will also help protect you from your enemies.

Some believed that he can be tamed to live in your house to perform house tasks for a gift, much like a Brownie. However many people find him too difficult to put up with. Other people state that he cannot be tamed at all and will never enter into someones house.

Pombero is a lover or protector of the birds. He watches over birds to protect them from children trying to shoot them.

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