Namagurhoq_EN (Nama_gur_hawk)

In English

Written by FirethornDragon

Namagurhoq’s sound.   Namagurhoq is a small animal hunted for its ability to bring luck. But also, for its meat and fur in several different colours because of its favourite food the Smoke moss. Namagurhoq gets its name from the Jahix Culture who hunted it. Namagurhoq means - colourful beauty. And the winged bird with similar wings to the Northern Lights has a very hypnotizing feel. Many who are not prepared for the arrival or proximity of the bird usually fall victim to its beautiful singing and colours. Due to the Smoke moss, the bird can disappear in smoke, like a phoenix bird. It is said that Namagurhoq taught air magic to the first Jahix who were kind enough not to kill it. They treated the bird with respect. The bird is also said to be able to fulfil your deepest desire. The bird is said to be on the verge of extinction because the jahix is hunting it.

Basic Information


Namagurhoq looks like a mixture of a peacock and a Phoenix. Its long tail resembles that of the Phoenix and is colourful like a peacock. The colours of the tail are most often blue, orange, and white the male just like the rest of its feathers. On the female, the colours are purple, pink, and blue. The bird has large wide wings that are usually the first thing you see when you meet the bird for the first time. On its head, the peacock has similar feathers. Namagurhoq has two front legs and two hind legs and sharp claws. It is a stately bird and where it settles around the smoke moss, its feathers sometimes get a shining glow at night. Namagurhoq also has a long neck, and its feathers sometimes resemble scales from a dragon because of its shape.

Genetics and Reproduction

The feathers of the male are blue, white, and orange. The female is purple, pink, and blue. They do not get their colour on the feathers until a month after they hatch. They grow up to 45cm high for males and 56cm for females. Its tail never stops growing. But the bird is fully grown when the tail is 30cm long. The bird weighs up to 50kg. You can recognize the bird on its feathers and how it always seems to stand or lie among the moss. In the evening you can see it as the Northern Lights, when their wings are reflected in the moonlight, it is caught up against the night sky. Namagurhoq's eggs are green with something resembling white neat over. The eggs are no bigger than a hand.

Growth Rate & Stages

It takes a month for the bird to hatch and two years before it is fully grown. In the first month, their colour will appear whether they are males or females. After three months, their tails begin to grow. And when they are fully grown, their tail feathers are up to thirty centimetres. The wings take a long time for the bird to grow ready and are finished developed after a year and a half. The bird does not learn to fly until it is two years old. Its magical powers can begin to take shape anywhere from five months after the bird hatches to up to a year. The bird cannot start eating the moss until it is at least one year old. Until then, it eats berries, snakes, fish and sometimes eels.

Ecology and Habitats

Namagurhoq uses moss a lot. The smoke hides them just like the moss's own defence way. They live secluded and preferably at least ten meters from the next nest. They prefer wetlands or swamps with a very large area to spread out on. When it builds its nest, it lays the eggs deep in the moss and flattens them to form a bed with stones and sticks. The bird makes a noise that causes most people to be captivated by its sounds and become hypnotized. This makes everyone in contact with the bird's sound relax and forgets about their worries. But when it is angry, the bird can emit a sound reminiscent of thunder.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Namagurhoq eats the smoke moss. They also eat snakes, eels, fish, and berries. It eats it before it can eat the moss and when the moss goes to hibernation. The moss is their most important food and lives in the moss. The bird protects its food by hiding under it in the pockets of moss from other prey. And sometimes it can even eat seaweed and seaweed. The bird is very territorial when it comes to its cubs, food, and nest. If you are not a guest, you are an enemy, and no enemy usually comes alive from an encounter with the bird or smoke the moss.

Biological Cycle

The bird is fully grown after two years. The feathers never change colour, but its swan continues to grow. You can see how an old Namagurhoq depends on its tail. The longer the tail, the older the bird. After five years at its nest, it usually moves out to find a partner. The bird moves if it feels that there are too many Namagurhoq nearby to another place. During the three months that the moss settles into the ide, Namagurhoq chooses to move up among the mountains. Where it built a nest with moss, stone and sticks at the cliff edges, which makes it difficult to access the bird and they are protected during the moss's three months of the thought. The bird loses feathers to replace with new ones every five years. And many use these feathers for bows, jewellery or to sell to hunters.

Additional Information

Average Intelligence

The bird is very intelligent and is usually three steps ahead of its prey or hunter. It uses a lot of its surroundings and the energy of magic to feel its environment.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Namagurhoq has very good hearing. It can hear something moving three feet away from it. Their vision is very sharp and Namagurhoq has several magical powers. Namagurhoq can disappear from thin air like a phoenix through fire. Namagurhoq is faster on land than it is in the air. Due to their phoenix-like ancestors that can be reborn, the bird manages to eat Smoke moss. Poisonous moss is a place where they build their nests and eat off. The bird is known for giving luck and making your greatest wish. The magic of Namagurhoq is said to come from the goddess Gretuna goddess of Order, Education and Fame. She is said to be the goddess who created the bird to give herself luck. In the beginning, Gretuna was also the goddess of Luck, Fame, Money, Power and Order. Something that the royal family of Long Xae had as their goddess. They prayed more than anything. Namagurhoq remains in their culture in their statues and as the crest of the royal family.   Namagurhoq lives mainly in swamps or wetlands. It prefers very humid places near the moss for its eggs and because the smoke protects them from unwelcome guests. The bird can also make use of fire magic and water magic. During storms, the bird can use flashes to disappear or to hide. When the bird uses flashes, the sky is filled with the colours white, blue, and sometimes pink. It is also said to be able to predict rain and is most often used for it in Chioya and Sogal. Namagurhoq relies on his hearing above everything else and later his vision. And its ability to blend in with the moss and cunning. The bird is very intelligent and senses who it can trust and who it can't.   Namagurhoq's call is another defence it has against its strikers. The sound makes you relax and forget about your problems. It gives the bird time to attack or escape. But also, to judge yourself as dangerous or peaceful. The bird's sound also makes it easy for them to hypnotize their prey. Especially snakes.
Namagurhoq hona by Charlotte.S

Yongar, Usuin, Long Xae and Qahai
Average Height
Males are up to 45 cm and females are up to 56 cm.
Average Weight
About 50
Average Length
45-58 cm
Geographic Distribution
Related Ethnicities

Cover image: Swamp by Charlotte.S


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