We've long known that the wemic, aka urmahlullu, in Ancient Assyria has a mythical role as the protector of washing places and bathrooms. But why? What were those ancient peoples afraid would happen to them while visiting the rest room? My theory is that they were afraid of monsters coming up and attacking them through the drain-pipes. And so, let me suggest that THIS is the reason you want to have a wemic in your bathroom:
Credit, and thanks, to Boing Boing!
By the way, this Reddit user gets it.