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The syiokoy is a common water creature in Philippine folklore. However its description varies throughout the various tribes in the Philippines. They are humans who live in the water, to some they are merfolk or sirena, and to others they are more fish than man. Even their nature is highly debatable, they are considered nature sits even diwata, they are also thought t be humans in changed form, and they are even believed to be monsters of the waterways. Whatever the description, the syiokoy is a popular belief, not only in the Philippines, but in other countries as well.