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"Helloi" (Meitei: ꯍꯦꯜꯂꯣꯢ), also spelt as "Heloi" (Meitei: ꯍꯦꯂꯣꯢ) (literally "nymph"[1][2] or "siren"), in the Meitei religion, is a female nature spirit,[3] often shown as a beautiful maiden.[3] A Heloi is the most powerful among the female spirits who cause disease.[3] Women may get sick in their sexual organs and men became insane from the attacks of the helois.[3] The hellois are often known with the charming beauty, ecological balance and male submission (seduction).[4]

Female nature spirit[3]
Other namesHeloi, Lam Leima
AffiliationMeitei mythology and Meitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodesForests, lakes, mountains, heaven
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
Personal information
  • Salailen (Soraren) (father)
Greek equivalentNymphs,[1][2] Sirens
Hinduism equivalentApsaras

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Meitei Manipuri Mythology & Folklore

Mythic Texts and Folktales:
Numit Kappa | Moirang Kangleirol | Moirang Shayon | Khamba Thoibi | Sandrembi Chaisra
Fungawari Singbul | Funga Wari
Maikei Ngaakpa Lais | Leimalel | Sanamahi
Emoinu | Panthoipi
Legendary Creatures:
Dragons | Helloi | Hingchabi | Keibu Keioiba | Khoirentak tiger | Samadon Ayangba | Uchek Langmeidong
Mythical and Sacred Places:
Lai Lamlen | Khamnung | Kangla | Mt. Koupalu | Nongmaiching Hills | Thangching Hills