The Maelibi were an alien race, native to the planet Maelibo, were known as "demons" by those beings who had visited the planet. They were less well-known than the Diathim, primarily because the Maelibi lived below ground and rarely left the planet itself. They were said to resemble the Diathim, although they lacked the wings of the other race, and were generally considered even more beautiful. The humanoid bodies of the Maelibi seemed to be formed from molten gold, and their lyrical voices were said to be the embodiment of music itself. However, they earned the nickname Demons because of their feeding habits. The Maelibi preyed on those beings who had been stranded on Maelibo, dragging them screaming beneath the surface of the planet. A single individual was referred to as a Maelibus.