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Hameh

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In Arabian mythology, a bird formed from the blood near the brains of a murdered man. This bird cries “Iskooʹnee!” (Give me drink!), meaning drink of the murderer’s blood; and this it cries incessantly till the death is avenged, when it flies away.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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