Another ''Creature'' of Nepalese Mythos. The Khyah were short, Ape-like beasts that were popular in many Villages in The Katmandu Valley. They were used to illustrate how Nepalese children were taught the fundamentals of right vs wrong as well as good vs evil. The Khyah were also the most trusted to guard Royalty, and were often employed (according to legend) as Palace Guards. Today, The mythical creatures can be found in stone statuary form, guarding various Temples throughout Nepal.