Region of origin: Mi’kmaq tribes, northeastern North America
“Water people,” otherwise known as the Halfway People, were mermaid-like water spirits who held some sway over the weather and could bring storms. Their songs could be used to predict the weather by people who had learned to understand them. The sabawaelnu were generally well-natured but could become vengeful when wronged.
Originally posted on Tumblr on May 22, 2016