Friday, November 5, 2010

Pukwudgie, say what?


A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) troll-like being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies' features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged nose, fingers and ears. Their skin is described as being grey, smooth and at times has been known to glow.
In Native American lore, Pukwudgies have the following traits and abilities;
  • to appear and disappear at will
  • to transform into other animals
  • they are able to use magic
  • they have poison arrows
  • they can create fire at will
  • Pukwudgies control Tei-Pai-Wankas which are believed to be the souls of Native Americans they have killed.
Native Americans believed that Puckwudgies were best left alone. When you see a Puckwudgie you are not supposed to mess with them, or they will repay you by playing nasty tricks on you, or following you and causing trouble. They were once friendly to humans, then they turned against them. They are known to kidnap humans, push people off of cliffs, attack their victims with short knives and spears and to use sand to blind their victim.

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39 comments:

  1. >sand to blind their victim

    more like worst nightmare! Ack.

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  2. haha...i would like to meet this thing

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  3. How strange. Where in America did they supposedly reside?

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  4. Nice read dude. I also work with folklore in my posts. Keep it up!

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  5. What were those indians smoking when they came up with this ?

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  6. That's a pretty great monster - "We just avoid them and then we don't see them!" lololol

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  7. I am totally going to use this as an insult to someone. Damn pukwudgies.

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  8. Pukwudgie chicks are wicked hot in bed. They'll do ANYTHING!

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  9. Is that thing picking its nose? Gross.

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  10. hahah seems like i remember seeing this little guy in the pages of a second edition d&d manual back in the day...or something like him

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  11. What a strange creature and name... never heard of this legend before!

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  12. good post! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  13. Damn dude, that sand thing is horrible... it's like fighting a Sandshrew...!

    I love your mythological creature posts! I have a mini glossary of them but it's lacking...

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  14. Next time the cops try to accuse me of something, I am making sure they know that is was actually the pukwudgie.

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  15. Looks like a variant of Gollum.

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  16. I need one to do my yard work. following

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  17. Haha, they're nasty little bastards aren't they?

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