Glue-Keek, a.k.a. Mosquito Man, is a giant, Sasquatch-like monster in the legends of the Lumni people. A similar monster occurs among many Native American tribes.
Appearance: A giant monster with limbs the size of tree-trunks and hard, leathery skin. Glue-Keek possess eerie glowing eyes that could hypnotize people.
Lore: Glue-Keek terrorized the natives, destroying their shelters, raiding their food, and killing their warriors. Eventually the natives had enough. Neighboring tribes came together to help kill the monster. A huge pit was dug and on top of it were laid twigs, grass and leaves to cover it up. Fresh game was placed at the hole to tempt the beast. The plan worked. Glue-Keek stumbled right in and fell into the pit. The men immediately set fire to the pit, roasting the monster alive. As Glue-Keek burned he ushered one last curse, a promise that he would return to continue preying on humans. The next day, the men returned to discover the monster had been reduced completely to ash. A gust of wind came forth and caught the ashes up in the air. The ashes spread out across the land and the natives began swatting at the pin-prick sensations they felt on the skin, pricks that later turned into itchy welts. True to his word, Glue-Keek had returned, not as a giant, but as the first mosquitoes. In this form Glue-Keek continues to prey on humans to this day.
Powers: Glue-Keek in his giant form possessed supernatural strength. Glue-Keek possessed glowing eyes that had the power to hypnotize people, freezing them in place.
Defense Against Glue-Keek: Insect repellents that contain DEET, such as OFF! & Cutter brands as well as natural remedies that imploy citronella and other herbal preparations.
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