Also known as Hemicyon
- Mythical Number: #0808
- Culture: African
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Neutral
A race of dog-headed people from Africa. Their name derives from the Greek ‘kuon’ meaning ‘dog’ and ‘kephalos’ meaning ‘head’. They were documented by Hesoid and other Greek scholars. An image drawn in 1493 shows the creature as a dog-headed man wearing human clothes. It is believed by some the these beasts were in fact not men but baboons. When Baboons were properly discovered and identified this name was applied to them.
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