There's a new Mysterious Universe article from me, which begins...
"Within the ancient folklore and mythology of the people of the
Gambia, West Africa, there exist stories of a terrifying creature known as the Kikiyaon.
"It may justifiably be said that the beast was an African equivalent
of other such legendary, monstrous entities of times long gone, such as
gargoyles and harpies, in the sense that the Kikiyaon was a
humanoid-style beast with the ability to soar the skies."