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Wokulo
Troll/Dwarf
Forest 
Mali
Troublesome
 The Wokulo are 3ft tall Dwarves who are vary hairy and have large heads and very annoying. However to most, the Wokulo are invisible and tend to steal food. They have a keen sense of alertness, are strong enough to defeat powerful wrestlers in a fight and are difficult to track. They also have the unique ability to see through walls and trees.

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Wokulo

Troll/Dwarf

Forest 

Mali

Troublesome

 The Wokulo are 3ft tall Dwarves who are vary hairy and have large heads and very annoying. However to most, the Wokulo are invisible and tend to steal food. They have a keen sense of alertness, are strong enough to defeat powerful wrestlers in a fight and are difficult to track. They also have the unique ability to see through walls and trees.

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Dhegdheer

Dhegdheer

Cannibal woman

Somalia

Deadly

Dhegdheer, also known as Lady Dhegdheer is a very famous character in Somali oral history. Her name, Dhegdheer means ‘the one with the long ear’. She had long ears that enhance her hearing enabling her to hear sounds from far away. When Dhegdheer sleeps, she folds her long ears.

Dhegdheer is known to eat children who move about at night.

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Legend of Isa Bere and King Samba
Dragon
Origins- Guinea
Isa Bere was a big dragon that lived in the mountains of Futa Jallon (Fouta Djallon). The dragon had a very large stomach and would drink from lakes and rivers. The dragon saw the river Niger and wanted quench its never ending thirst causing a drought in West Africa.
The young King Samba fearing for his people’s lived went to fight Isa Bere along with his bard Tarafe. The battle was long and painfully lasting 8 years, it is said that King Samba used over 800 Eventually the dragon was killed by a blow to the heart with a long sword forged by the youngest son of a Blacksmith in the kingdom, thus releasing the waters of the Niger.

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Legend of Isa Bere and King Samba

Dragon

Origins- Guinea

Isa Bere was a big dragon that lived in the mountains of Futa Jallon (Fouta Djallon). The dragon had a very large stomach and would drink from lakes and rivers. The dragon saw the river Niger and wanted quench its never ending thirst causing a drought in West Africa.

The young King Samba fearing for his people’s lived went to fight Isa Bere along with his bard Tarafe. The battle was long and painfully lasting 8 years, it is said that King Samba used over 800 Eventually the dragon was killed by a blow to the heart with a long sword forged by the youngest son of a Blacksmith in the kingdom, thus releasing the waters of the Niger.

(Art by Audore)

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Inkanyamba
Dragon/Sea Serpent
Origins- Zulu
Habitat - Lake Waterfall
The Inkanyamba is a legendary serpent rumoured to be liking in a waterfall lake area in near Piermaritzburg north forests, or at the base of Howick Falls, South Africa.



The creature is described a large serpent with a head shaped like a horse, some have said it has large wings like a bird or even a bat. The Inkanyamba is mostly active during the summer months, and is believed that its anger causes the seasonal storms.

(Art by Kenya Marshall)

Inkanyamba

Dragon/Sea Serpent

Origins- Zulu

Habitat - Lake Waterfall

The Inkanyamba is a legendary serpent rumoured to be liking in a waterfall lake area in near Piermaritzburg north forests, or at the base of Howick Falls, South Africa.

The creature is described a large serpent with a head shaped like a horse, some have said it has large wings like a bird or even a bat. The Inkanyamba is mostly active during the summer months, and is believed that its anger causes the seasonal storms.

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Bisimbi Bi Masa
Water Nymphs
Habitat - Forests near lakes, rivers and pounds.
Origins - Congo
Beautiful creatures that live in natural water places, they are know for causing skin disease that only they can cure with their haunting cries. They are so dangerous that only skilled herbalist risk entering places where they are known to be.

(Art By Denita Nyree Piltzer)

Bisimbi Bi Masa

Water Nymphs

Habitat - Forests near lakes, rivers and pounds.

Origins - Congo

Beautiful creatures that live in natural water places, they are know for causing skin disease that only they can cure with their haunting cries. They are so dangerous that only skilled herbalist risk entering places where they are known to be.

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(Art by Kenya Marshall)
Asanbosam or Sasanbosam
Vampiric/Troll
Origins -Ashanti (Ghana, Cote d’Ivorie, Togo)
Forrest Dweller
A vampiric creature that hides in the tree waiting for it’s prey to walk below so it can strike by hanging off the branches with it’s iron hook feet and biting its victim with sharp iron teeth.
The descirption of this creature is differs depending on where you are. The Asanbosam is desibes as a hairy beast with red eyes or a slim with crooked eyes and can pass as a human in the dark or that it has a long snake tail that it uses to distract its prey. However the iron hook feet and sharp iron teeth are always mentioned.
In Ghana, if a person mentions its name they are destined to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them!

(Art by Kenya Marshall)

Asanbosam or Sasanbosam

Vampiric/Troll

Origins -Ashanti (Ghana, Cote d’Ivorie, Togo)

Forrest Dweller

A vampiric creature that hides in the tree waiting for it’s prey to walk below so it can strike by hanging off the branches with it’s iron hook feet and biting its victim with sharp iron teeth.

The descirption of this creature is differs depending on where you are. The Asanbosam is desibes as a hairy beast with red eyes or a slim with crooked eyes and can pass as a human in the dark or that it has a long snake tail that it uses to distract its prey. However the iron hook feet and sharp iron teeth are always mentioned.

In Ghana, if a person mentions its name they are destined to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them!


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Ga-Gorib

Man-eating Troll

Origins-Khoikhoi

A legendary monster of indescribable proportions who sat by in deep hole in the ground taunting anyone to cross the path to throw rocks at him. Whoever was duped into the taunts would throw stones at him but they would always miss and bounce of the walls and kill the passer-by

Legend has it that when the great hero Heitsi-eibib encountered the beast he declined the monster’s dare and when Ga-gorib was not looking, he threw a stone at the monster and hit it below its ear, causing it to fall into it’s own pit.

In alternate tales, Heitsi-eibib lured the monster from it’s pit and they fought around the hole until Heitsi-eibib fell in. The Ga-gorib took this opportunity to reek havoc among people. After a long struggle Heitsi-eibib manged to escape and fight the monster killing him threw him into it’s hole and sealing it forever.

The name “Gorib” suggests that is spotted but is not leopard but maybe resembles one.

(honestly I looked around for images and the artist renditions and they differ greatly from each other as you can see)

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Aigamucha or Aigamuxa
Ogre
Habitat- Sand Dunes
Origins- Khosian, Khoikhoi (South Africa)
Large man eating ogres with a mostly human like appearance that live in the dunes desserts. They have fangs of a bear and big hands and feet. They also have large eyes but not on their faces on their feet instead.

Like with most ogres they are slow and can be easily fooled, especially when chasing its prey as it needs to stand on its hand and lift at least one foot in the air to see.

(Art by Rhasodii-kun)

Aigamucha or Aigamuxa

Ogre

Habitat- Sand Dunes

Origins- Khosian, Khoikhoi (South Africa)

Large man eating ogres with a mostly human like appearance that live in the dunes desserts. They have fangs of a bear and big hands and feet. They also have large eyes but not on their faces on their feet instead.

Aigamuxa, Aigamuxa watching, feet

Like with most ogres they are slow and can be easily fooled, especially when chasing its prey as it needs to stand on its hand and lift at least one foot in the air to see.

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Ilomba
Origins- Lozi (Zambia)
Seasnake
A  that is the creation of a sorcerer to attack it’s maker’s desired enemy. It appears as a regular seasnake to normal people but on the desired target it has the head of it’s creator. 
The eyes of the Ilomba paralyses the victim with fear and bites it sucking the blood and devouring its soul that makes the Ilomba double in size. The sorcerer or witchdoctor collects these souls to use as zombies.
Because of it’s spirital and blood ties of its creator if the Ilomba is hurt so is the creator. If the Ilomba is killed the creator dies too, the witchdoctor who created it can destroy it but once it is destroyed the souls that the Ilomba killed will haunt the sorcerer forever.

Ilomba

Origins- Lozi (Zambia)

Seasnake

A  that is the creation of a sorcerer to attack it’s maker’s desired enemy. It appears as a regular seasnake to normal people but on the desired target it has the head of it’s creator. 

The eyes of the Ilomba paralyses the victim with fear and bites it sucking the blood and devouring its soul that makes the Ilomba double in size. The sorcerer or witchdoctor collects these souls to use as zombies.

Because of it’s spirital and blood ties of its creator if the Ilomba is hurt so is the creator. If the Ilomba is killed the creator dies too, the witchdoctor who created it can destroy it but once it is destroyed the souls that the Ilomba killed will haunt the sorcerer forever.

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The Legend of the African Grey Parrot
Origins - West and Central AfricaAccording to a legend from the ancestral culture of the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Togo and Ghana, the African grey parrot which is known as Odide was not always grey, nor did it always have red tail feathers.God decided to have a contest to see which bird had the most beautiful feathers so all the birds in the world began preparing themselves. They sought to improve their beauty by adding things to themselves or trying to enhance their colors.At that time the Odide, which was white in color, made no preparations at all. This caused the other birds to wonder, why were they working so hard and why Odide was doing nothing at all. All of the other birds began to worry. They were afraid that if Odide entered the contest they would all lose.So, all the other birds got together and decided to spoil Odide’s natural beauty. They first tried to spoil Odide’s beauty by dumping ashes on it as it flew through the trees.This did not seem to have any effect.Next the other birds went to the Sorcerer to get an evil charm which would turn the Odide’s tail feathers red. The other birds were quite sure that the Odide would not enter the contest now, since they had spoiled its natural beauty.On the day of the beauty contest the Odide entered any way in spite of all that had been done to it. Much to the surprise of the other birds, God awarded the prize to the Odide because it came to the contest even though so much harm had been done to it.God said that the Odide was indeed the most beautiful bird, because true beauty is on the inside.
When Kings and Queens are crowned and members of the priesthood ordained at least one tail feather from the African grey must either be in the crown or some where on the person being crowned or ordained. This is done to remind them that true beauty comes from within.

The Legend of the African Grey Parrot

Origins - West and Central Africa

According to a legend from the ancestral culture of the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Togo and Ghana, the African grey parrot which is known as Odide was not always grey, nor did it always have red tail feathers.
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God decided to have a contest to see which bird had the most beautiful feathers so all the birds in the world began preparing themselves. They sought to improve their beauty by adding things to themselves or trying to enhance their colors.
At that time the Odide, which was white in color, made no preparations at all. This caused the other birds to wonder, why were they working so hard and why Odide was doing nothing at all. All of the other birds began to worry. They were afraid that if Odide entered the contest they would all lose.
So, all the other birds got together and decided to spoil Odide’s natural beauty. They first tried to spoil Odide’s beauty by dumping ashes on it as it flew through the trees.
This did not seem to have any effect.
Next the other birds went to the Sorcerer to get an evil charm which would turn the Odide’s tail feathers red. The other birds were quite sure that the Odide would not enter the contest now, since they had spoiled its natural beauty.

On the day of the beauty contest the Odide entered any way in spite of all that had been done to it. Much to the surprise of the other birds, God awarded the prize to the Odide because it came to the contest even though so much harm had been done to it.
God said that the Odide was indeed the most beautiful bird, because true beauty is on the inside.


When Kings and Queens are crowned and members of the priesthood ordained at least one tail feather from the African grey must either be in the crown or some where on the person being crowned or ordained. This is done to remind them that true beauty comes from within.