Friday, April 25, 2014

T is for Tokoloshe

Art by Greg Newkirk

   A Tokoloshe is a creature who originates from Southern African cultures; most known from Bantu folklore. The creature is a hairy, brown dwarf-like creature who is a trickster and who can be evil and violent spirit who can become invisible by swallowing a pebble, which allows for only children to see them. This is also why the story of the Tokoloshe is usually used to frighten children. However, according to the legend The Tokoloshe can cause illness and even death when it attacks people. The only way to get rid of a Tokoloshe is to call on a witch doctor to banish it.

Art Chris Kotze

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