One Little, Two Little, Three Little Evil Bastards!
So a few weeks ago, Mr Shirilla sent me a link to Freak Encounters, it’s kind of a horrible combination of Scare Tactics and an educational monster hunters show… needless to say I ripped through like 5 of em in an evening. The one beast I was entirely unfamiliar with was the Pukwudgie. And since I’m a fan of sharing stupid things I learn…
this part’s stripped straight from wikipedia :
A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies’ features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. Their skin is described as being a smooth grey, and at times has been known to glow.
In Native American lore, Pukwudgies have the following traits and abilities;
- they can appear and disappear at will
- they can transform into a walking porcupine (it looks like a porcupine from the back, and the front is half-troll, half-human and walks upright)
- they can attack people and lure them to their deaths
- 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 by following you and causing trouble. They were once friendly to humans, but then turned against them. They are known to kidnap people, push them off cliffs, attack their victims with short knives and spears, and to use sand to blind their victims.
Our Judge this week is Mike Calihan! Now not a hell of a lot of us can call our father in law with the question “So Mike, what are the odds you can judge my mythical beast drawing contest?”… Fun thing about Mike is he takes it in stride. Having taken a trip that started as a kid in Chicago, stopped in woodstock in his teens and continued and entertainingly zig zagged path to the upper echelon of one of America’s biggest electrical contractors. He’s got some great stories and I know him as winemaker, fisherman, cook, father and husband to a varied crew I now proudly call family.