tikoloshe


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tikoloshe

(ˌtɪkɒˈlɒʃ; -ˈlɒʃɪ)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a variant of tokoloshe
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Elaborating further on the metaphysical potential of cattle, the act of killing monsters and tikoloshe (dwarf-like creatures described as 'witches' familiars') caused cattle to erupt from their wounds, becoming the property of their killers and in some cases empowering them to become chiefs (Casalis 1861: 339-43; Jacottet 1908: 58-60, 72-3, 76-7).
The Tikoloshe and the Reasonable Man: Transgressing South African Legal Fictions.
The tokoloshe (or tikoloshe or tikoloshi) in African mythology is a humanoid creature about 1 m tall, with a large head, big eyes and a slender torso.