Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hairy Critters: Tokoloshe
I'm fascinated by how many cultures have hairy creatures in their legends. This is part of a new series "Hairy Critters."
The Tokoloshe is part of Zulu mythology, a kind of dwarfish water sprite. These legendary creatures are mischief makers and can become invisible
These are not considered particularly happy friendly creatures. They are associated with malevolant and nasty antics. Accidents and misfortune follow these evil spirits.
Whereas Bigfoot and Yeti are associated with actual creatures, this hairy critter is considered a spirit form.
Season 1 episode 5 of Destination Truth, Josh and the gang hunted for a Tokoloshe with some hilarious results.
It would appear that this particular hairy critter mysteriously vanishes and is elusive, but can be used as a threat against naughty children to get them to straighten up. For that reason, I suspect Tokloshe is not going anywhere anytime soon in the legends of the locals.
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