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my parents are from belize. i'll have to ask them about this creepy child-eating creature. i'm interested to find out if they know of him. lol

oh that's so funny. yeah i guess its just the typical hispanic/latino monster, hahaha like the chupacabra lol!

i am originally from new mexico and i used to hear these stories all the time, as well as la llorona!! still makes me shiver!! lol!

i spoke to my dad...belize has the equivalent to "el cucuy". his name is tata duende. :devil:

"tata is a mayan word for "old man" or "grandfather;" duende, spanish for "dwarf" or "goblin."

duende is usually portrayed as a shriveled, hairy man with pointy heels who stands about four feet tall. sometimes he holds a machete, guitar or stick. he's often clothed in hides or rags and always wears a large hat.

 

parents would scare children with tales of el duende del monte to make them behave, as people in the uk and america did about the boogie man and goblins. el duende protected forest animals and would punish those who hurt them."

tokmom~ i used to hear my parents talk about this little creature and had no idea what it was. just think, if it wasn't for you starting this thread, i might never have found out! :lol2:

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Mine is just a nickname one of my boyfriend's friends gave me and it just stuck :)

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TigergalLE

Tiger= I'm a huge Clemson Tiger fan

Gal= I'm a girl

LE= my initials

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I am originally from New Mexico and I used to hear these stories all the time, as well as La Llorona!! Still makes me shiver!! LOL!

HAHA La llorona!!! That one is SOO scary. My Colombian friend is 32 and he STILL believes he heard her cry one night looking for her kids!

I did believe in la chupacabra, even though that is not Dominican at all. My grandma always watched Primer impacto on univision and I would see the pictures of the so called chupacabra on it. Scared me to death. :yeah:rofl

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i spoke to my dad...belize has the equivalent to "el cucuy". his name is tata duende. :devil:

"tata is a mayan word for "old man" or "grandfather;" duende, spanish for "dwarf" or "goblin."

duende is usually portrayed as a shriveled, hairy man with pointy heels who stands about four feet tall. sometimes he holds a machete, guitar or stick. he's often clothed in hides or rags and always wears a large hat.

 

parents would scare children with tales of el duende del monte to make them behave, as people in the uk and america did about the boogie man and goblins. el duende protected forest animals and would punish those who hurt them."

tokmom~ i used to hear my parents talk about this little creature and had no idea what it was. just think, if it wasn't for you starting this thread, i might never have found out! :lol2:

i think that one got the trophy for the scariest one ever! hahaha!

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i felt the need to explain mine, becaue when people respond to my postings, they call me "nepenth" or "nepen", so i guess most people don't know what the word nepenthe means.

from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

nepenthe (ancient greek: Νηπενθές), is a medicine for sorrow, literally, an anti-depressant - a "drug of forgetfulness" mentioned in ancient greek literature and greek mythology, depicted as originating in egypt.

the word nepenthe first appears in the fourth book of homer's odyssey, rhapsody d, (verses 220-221). figuratively, it means "the one that chases away sorrow" (ne = not, penthos = grief, sorrow, mourning; so, literally, it means 'not-sorrow' or 'anti-sorrow'). in the odyssey, nepenthes pharmakon (i.e. an anti-sorrow drug) is a magical potion given to helen by an egyptian queen. it quells all sorrows with forgetfulness.

 

 

i found this word when i used to write alot of poetry, and once wrote of "drowning in a nepenthe sea". it has become my handle for e-mail, forums, etc.

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i spoke to my dad...belize has the equivalent to "el cucuy". his name is tata duende. :devil:

"tata is a mayan word for "old man" or "grandfather;" duende, spanish for "dwarf" or "goblin."

duende is usually portrayed as a shriveled, hairy man with pointy heels who stands about four feet tall. sometimes he holds a machete, guitar or stick. he's often clothed in hides or rags and always wears a large hat.

parents would scare children with tales of el duende del monte to make them behave, as people in the uk and america did about the boogie man and goblins. el duende protected forest animals and would punish those who hurt them."

tokmom~ i used to hear my parents talk about this little creature and had no idea what it was. just think, if it wasn't for you starting this thread, i might never have found out! :lol2:

glad i could help out.:lol2:

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If it helps, though 'hard' is the most common translation, dura can also be interpreted as harsh, strong, strict, resilient, severe and tough :)

Then resilient it is

:)

This most definitely describes me

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My parents are from Belize. I'll have to ask them about this creepy child-eating creature. :eek: I'm interested to find out if they know of him. LOL

Cucuy is for sure known in a lot of mexican families. I am always telling my kids if they don't behave the cucuy is going to get them! :p

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I've had my standard username since I was about 12, and it needed updating. But all of the others I typed in were already taken, so I tried the song I had playing at the time. iTunes to the rescue!

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