The origin of its name is a mystery. There is only one record of amabie in existence, and it appears very similar to another yokai with a similar name: amabiko.
Mermaid like yokai with a mixture of human and fish features, a beak-like mouth, three legs or tail-fins and long hair.
It glows with a bright light that can be seen from the shore.
It emerges from the sea, prophesies either an abundant harvest or an epidemic.
Keeping a picture of this Yokai can protect you from disease.