Khises was a legendary hippopotamus in the fables of Cursrah. This character was considered a hero in the tales. In particular, Khises battled Skahmau the Wolfshead at the bottom of the Mother of Rivers.[1]

Princess Amenstar of Cursrah had a painting of this battle scene within her private privy. Pressing the eyes of Khises and Skahmau would open a secret door to the cellars below the royal compound, and she used it frequently to sneak away to be with her friends.[1]

Citizens of Cursrah used the phrase "thank Khises" as an expression of relief.[2]


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