Stock Photo: Abyssinian hyena. . Hyaena aethiopicus. . "Mr Bruce denies that the Hyaena digs up graves, and maintains that it is not the Saphan of the Sacred Writings. [The people of Gondar] firmly believe that these animals are Falasha from the neighboring mountains transformed by magic, and come down to eat human flesh in the dark.". . Handcoloured copperplate engraving from "The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine; or, Complete Cabinet of the Curiosities and Beauties of Nature" (1798~1802) published by Harrison,