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Hameh

In Arabian mythology, a bird formed from the blood near the brains of a murdered man. This bird cries “Iskoonee!” (Give me drink!), meaning drink of the murderer's blood; and this it cries incessantly till the death is avenged, when it flies away.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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