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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

African Folktale How the Wasp Ate Tokoloshe

African Folktale How the Wasp ate Tokoloshe
Tokoloshe is a Zulu hypersexual demon that has the power to cause illness and even death.

African Folktale How the Wasp ate Tokoloshe


1 - 2 tokoloshe coming for you, 3 - 4 better lock the door.



Tokoloshe is an evil spirit who is mischievous and feared by some Southern Africans especially in the Zulu culture
Tokoloshe 



African Folktale How the Wasp Ate Tokoloshe



The King gave permission for the grass to be burned in a small village where a young beautiful girl named Aminata lived. The King warned the villagers not to dig any holes because tokoloshe evil spirits live underground. 


Disobedient Aminata started digging a hole because she did not believe the King and elders of her village that tokoloshe actually existed, besides, she was too beautiful for an evil spirit to want to harm someone so lovely. 


As Aminata was digging holes to plant beautiful flowers, an evil tokoloshe popped its head out of the hole yelling, “The chief has set fire to the bush; whosoever has dug this hole has set me free, and now I am free marry the most beautiful girl in the village to have my children!”   


Suddenly the evil tokoloshe leap on Aminata but she ran away and came across a wasp calmly weaving cloth with magical thread. The wasp said, “Where are you going in such a hurry beautiful Aminata?”  Aminata said, “Tokoloshe is chasing me and wants me to have his children!” The wasp said, “Sit here on top of this latter until the tokoloshe comes.” 


Aminata sat down and tried to hide but sure enough the evil tokoloshe saw the beautiful Aminata and pounced on her; but the wasp flew down and swallowed the tokoloshe whole. The wasp lifted up a single strand of thread, gave it to Aminata, and said she must tie it round his middle quickly. 


She quickly wrapped the thread around the wasp’s waist so tightly; the wasps’ waist was almost cut in two. That is why the wasp's waist is small and his belly is big, the tight thread wrapped by Aminata inside traps an evil tokoloshe.





Did you know?
Tokoloshe is an evil spirit who is mischievous and feared by some Southern Africans especially in the Zulu culture just as the candyman or bogeyman is feared in the USA. Witchdoctors, Sangoma, Nyanga and Traditional Healers are able to get rid of Tokoloshes.

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