Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama Malcolm Henderson

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Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama  by  Malcolm Henderson

Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama by Malcolm Henderson
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Superstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama is a collection of legends and stories as told by the local inhabitants of the archipelago. The tradition of story telling has been recorded so that these folktales and folkloreMoreSuperstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama is a collection of legends and stories as told by the local inhabitants of the archipelago.

The tradition of story telling has been recorded so that these folktales and folklore stories are never lost. Tales of pirate treasures, ghost sightings and the myriad of superstitions gathered from various tribes and indigenous folk are both telling and entertaining.So...When the suns rays no longer touch the jungle canopy, the ground below is plunged into darkness. The howler monkeys on cue cease their calling and all await in fear the visit of the Tulieveja and the spirits of long dead pirates and their victims. It is a time when those who experience such spirits are home with the doors and windows closed.Heres a bit of what youll see inside:-* Bocas Superstitions about the dead, snakes, fishing, pirate treasure warnings and many more.* Pirates in the Archipelago* Tuliviejas (The Wailing Women)* The Darklands* Accounts of Experiences with Spirits from many Bocas del Toro Locals* A Consequence of Disobeying the Instructions Given in a Dream* A Bocas Shaman – The Snake Man* and so much more...Some of the local superstitions include:-Peel an orange without a break and hand the peel on one side of the main window and then do the same again and place the second peel on the other side of the window.

No evil spirit can pass between the two peels.When you return to your house in the dark, stand before your door, turn about three times and enter backside first. That way no evil spirit can follow you inside.If you sleep along in your bed, put a pillow in the empty space beside you or a ghost will climb into bed with you.These great stories are a wonderful way to understand the culture and the traditions of this eclectic archipelago of islands and its colorful population. Put your feet up and enjoy Superstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama.



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