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Aigamuxa

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Khoikhoi mythology, the Aigamuxa are a fabulous people who have eyes in the back of their feet. They eat human beings, ripping them apart with the long teeth. Many Aigamuxa stories contain elements of clever victims escaping these savage but stupid ogres. In one of these stories, the trickster Jackal strew tobacco dust on the ground and it got into their eyes, thus enabling him to escape.

Singular: Aigamuxab.


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