A legendary little creature, the douen is the spirit of an infant who died before it was baptized and now wanders in the forest, it feet turned backwards, its big head covered with a large mushroom- shaped hat so that its face is not sen, joining with others of its kind in bands to lure children or hunters into the
Douens roam the land in the pursuit of children that are not yet baptized, or christened in anticipation of luring them away deep into the woods until they are lost. They charm the children when the moon is full and have a mesmerizing whooping sound.
He is usually represented as a huge Manicou (Opossum). Hunters of the forest are always afraid of him because of his appearing and disappearing trick.
The soucouyant is a shapeshifting Caribbean folklore character who 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.
A Bacoo (BAH-KU) is a mischievous mythological spirit often claimed to be found in the Caribbean. The Bacoo lives on bananas and milk. The legend of the Bacoo has also been called “bacucu” meaning banana. “ Baku ” in many West African languages means “little brother” or “short man”.
Wiktionary. soucouyant (Noun) A night witch who sucks people’s blood, sheds her skin, and can turn herself into a ball of fire and fly. Etymology: From West Indies Creole.
Bacoo . A spirit of small stature that pelts stones at houses and moves objects within a house.
Papa Bois , also called Maitre Bois , lives in the forest and he is the father or protector of the animals that live there. He is often seen by hunters and other people who live near the forest. He gets animals out of snares and treats sick animals at his dwelling.
If you see a ball of fire in the sky, run for salt . Soucouyants generally attacks you while you sleep. To prevent a Soucouyant from entering your home, you must leave a plate of rice near the window where she will count every grain before she can enter. If she miscounts, she’ll start counting the rice again.
To kill the Lagahoo one must beat the creature with a stick which has been anointed with holy water and holy oil for nine days. While beating the demon, it changes into other beasts such as a snarling dog A horse cat and pig, a wild bullaman and thunderous waves of water and finally will disappear into a black mist .
A jumbee, jumbie or mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of some Caribbean countries. Jumbee is the generic name given to all malevolent entities.