|Average height||Human child sized|
|Place of origin||Underworld, Earth|
|Habitat||Oasis of Amp Shere, Egypt|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||The Mummy Returns|
The Pygmy Mummies, known colloquially as Cannibal pygmies, were small humanoid beings that resided in the Oasis of Ahm Shere, Egypt.
The pygmies were small skeletal beings that once were living, and were composed of flesh and blood. The pygmies had been in the Oasis of Ahm Shere for thousands of years before they began to age along with the pyramid in the centre of the Oasis: the pygmies had thus taken on a withered appearance, with exposed bones and empty eye-sockets. The pygmies had also aged to the point that some specimens were covered with moss and had twigs and roots growing from their hollowed-out skulls. About the size of a human child with heads that were size of an adult human, the pygmies were equipped with razor-sharp teeth and enlarged eye sockets. Though the pygmies could likely take no nourishment from eating whoever or whatever they caught and killed, they still hunted humans that visited their Oasis.
Society and cultureEdit
Long ago, when the Oasis of Ahm Shere was visited by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the pygmies were living beings that were caught by the pharaohs themselves so as to be taken back to Thebes and be put on display as jesters. The pygmies were described as "ill-tempered", which referred to their tendency to kill off humans that came into the Oasis, and to take their skulls as prizes, even practising shrinking their victims' heads from time to time. The pygmies had also practised some form of belief, having a clearing in the Oasis that was marked with white stones, indicating a form of burial ground that could, nevertheless, be entered, and the pygmies had also considered the golden pyramid within the Oasis to be some house of worship, taking offence at intruders as they tore the flesh from Baltus Hafez's arm when he entered the pyramid to activate its powers. The pygmies also feared beings that had greater power, such as the resurrected mummy Imhotep, which they would not attack, and apparently, the Scorpion King himself, who they were said to serve.