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Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by Destinyone
I forgot about that. Wonder what the kids will look like? Have we mapped out the DNA for Goblins yet? I think I see some federal funding for such research.
Who and what
The Tokkelosh is described as a short, naked, hairy, black man – or rather half man, half animal. A close resemblance to a Cape Baboon. It supposedly has a face that could either be that of a man or of a monkey. Although he is predominantly covered with hair, he is often described with a beard. His hands and feet are exceptionally big. His genitals are also unusually large – sometimes ridiculously so. His scrotum (and testicles) are often described as so big that he can carry it over his shoulder. (From this his Zulu name “tikolôsj” that actually translates to “Bag-carrier”.)
Other sightings include attributes like the ability to make himself invisible by putting on a hat. There are also legends where he pretended to be human – by hiding under clothes and actually helped people to complete tasks, such as difficult manual labor, but that is about as positive as the descriptions go. He is known to suck the milk from the udders of cows. He is also the messenger for witches and sorcerers (sangomas). He would be the one to deliver a message from the “masters of the dark art” and even deliver illnesses that in many cases cause death.
The Tokkelosh is also a brutal killer. He would kill his victims with his bare hands, breaking their necks and leaving them with faces looking back.
Another attribute – the one that makes the Tokkelosh so popular, is his sexual abilities. In short the Tokkelosh can be described as a “sexual superman”. According to folklore there is “not a single black man” that can achieve the same sexual feats as the Tokkelosh. The Tokkelosh will visit woman at night and rape them. Some women will “invite” him by putting food out for him. When you do have sex with him, you must speak in a hushed voice, not to anger him, and also never look him in the eyes.
Some believe that he visits unfaithful wives, and others believe that he will visit women that are neglected by their husbands.
It may be the cultural background and traditions of the local black tribes that spawned the legend of the Tokkelosh. An actual “old wives tale”. In the above-mentioned cultures there is a system called “lobola”. When a man wants to marry a young woman he must pay the father of the woman for the right to marry her (Much like the arranged marriages of old Western societies). Traditionally he would make the payment with cattle. In the end the woman has no say in whom she gets married to. Polygamy is also an accepted practice in these cultures. These two factors could leave the women from being sexually unsatisfied. Many believe that it’s this sexual frustration that caused the women to create the Tokkelosh character or to use him as an “excuse” when they commit adultery.
"As it is I did not know that this goblin has been taking away the villagers' panties until today. What I only knew was that the goblin was at my home, but we were no longer on good terms," said Mr Ncube who at that point looked down in shame.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by CiAlice
Funsies, as you say, aside, is this common behavior for parasites? At first glance it seems to be very human. If it was parasitic behavior, would throwing the statue into fire eliminate the threat?