*Series Finale* Soucouyant - Dominica 🇩🇲 , St. Lucia 🇱🇨, Trinidad 🇹🇹 , Guadeloupe 🇬🇵 also known as Loogaroo or Lougarou in Haiti 🇭🇹 Louisiana 🇺🇸 Grenada 🇬🇩 and elsewhere in the Caribbean or Ole-Higue (also Ole Haig) in Guyana 🇬🇾 and Jamaica 🇯🇲 or Asema in Suriname 🇸🇷 in The Bahamas 🇧🇸 it is known as Hag. Whew😥 ! She appears as a reclusive old woman by day. By night, she strips off her wrinkled skin and puts it in a mortar. In her true form, as a fireball she flies across the dark sky in search of a victim. The soucouyant can enter the home of her victim through any sized hole like cracks, crevices and keyholes. Soucouyants suck people's blood from their arms, legs and soft parts while they sleep leaving blue-black marks on the body in the morning. If the soucouyant draws too much blood, it is believed that the victim will either die and become a soucouyant or perish entirely, leaving her killer to assume her skin. And that’s all folks! The photo was too big hence this border around it but I think it’s pretty cool. Hope you guys liked this series! Feel free to keep sending me other folklore characters I can throw em in for Halloween 🎃
Steel Donkey - Barbados 🇧🇧 The Steel Donkey is essentially the Barbadian version of the 🇯🇲 Jamaican Rolling Calf. This ‘creature’ emerged sometime in the early 20th century, out of the superstition of ‘cursing’; that is, the belief that persons could put curses on others. In appearance, the steel donkey has features of an animal (more specifically, a donkey) with eyes like fire (and apparently he was fire breathing as well according to some reports) 🔥 And the some report hearing a very distinct dragging of chains. ⛓⛓
shape of a spider
Anansi : Ghana 🇬🇭,Caribbean, Diaspora *Collaboration with mayedpd Swipe for Anansi at a Jouvert 😭 He often takes the shape of a spider and is sometimes considered to be a god of all knowledge of stories. Taking the role of trickster, he is also one of the most important characters of West African, African American and Caribbean folklore. While often-depicted as an animal, Anansi has many representations, not only acting as a man but appearing as one. In others, Anansi is an anthropomorphized spider with a human face, or conversely, a human with spider-like features, such as eight legs.
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