|Also Known as||Yeti |
|Appeared in||Series 3|
Abominable Snowman is monster number 74, part of Series 3. It was released only as a premium giveaway in Canada. The monster was available in neon shades of blue, orange, pink and green, plus neon yellow and purple from Big Boys outlets. It has a points value of 30. It is depicted as the legend is described - an apelike humanoid beast.
The Abominable Snowman is a legendary ape-like beast said to inhabit the snowy mountains of the Himalayas, in the region of Nepal and Tibet. The beast has many names. Local Tibetan legends talk of distinct varieties, named Yeh-teh, Meh-teh and Dzu-teh; Yeti has gone on to become a popular name for the beast in western culture. Other Tibetan names include Mi-Go and Mirka, both of which translate as 'wild man,' and Kang-Mi, which translates as 'snowman.' The most common Nepalese name for the creature is Ban-manche, which means 'forest man.'
The popular western term Abominable Snowman was coined in 1921, by members of an Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas. Numerous sightings of the Snowman have been reported over the years, particularly since European explorers began researching the Himalayan region in the 19th century. Evidence for the creature ranges from huge human-like footprints to close sightings of the beast. Even remains of the creature are purported to exist, including a supposed Yeti scalp kept in a Buddhist monastery, and the Pangboche hand, said to be the preserved hand of one of the beasts. Such artefacts have been dismissed as either hoaxes or misidentified primate remains by experts. Equally, sightings of the creature have been attributed to local animals such as the Himalayan Brown Bear, which the locals call Dzu-Teh - one of the names for the Snowman itself. Other theories include the possibility that the Yeti is a surviving example of the prehistoric primate Gigantopithecus.
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Species: Giant humanoid
Born: Late XIX century
Size: 3 meters
Habitat: The Himalayas
Abominable is a sweet word for this creature. Is the asian cousin of Bigfoot. He hates people who invade his domain. He's capable of penetrate the minds of the intruders and control their actions. These mighty giants have eyes as black as coal.
Under the name Yeti, the Abominable Snowman was one of the monsters that was to have appeared in the proposed animated series Monster in My Pocket: The Quest.