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Type Cyclops, Hairy Humanoid
First Sighting
Last Sighting
Country The Cantabria
Habitat Mountain
Possible Population Unknown

The ojáncanu or ojáncano is a cyclops found in Cantabrian mythology, and is an embodiment of cruelty and brutality.

Myths & Legends

With a very wild and beast-like temperament, they are constantly doing evil deeds such as pulling up rocks, destroying huts and trees, and blocking water sources. They fight Cantabrian brown bears and Tudanca bulls, and always wins. They only fear the Anjanas, the good Cantabrian fairys.

The females (called Ojancana) are virtually the same, though without the presence of a beard. However, the females have long drooping breasts that like their male counterpart’s hair, reach the ground. In order to run, they must carry their breasts behind their shoulders.

The strangest thing about these peculiar cyclopean species is their reproduction process. Instead of mating, when an old Ojancanu dies, the others distribute the insides and bury the corpse under an oak or yew tree.


It appears as a 10 to 16 foot tall giant with superhuman strength, with hands and feet that contain ten digits each, and two rows of teeth. It sports a long mane of red hair, and just as much facial hair, with both nearly reaching to the ground.

Apparently the easiest way of killing an Ojancanu is to pull the single white hair found in its mess of a beard.