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Lange Wapper

by Youri Boone
A folk tale figure from Flanders, about whom most stories are concentrated around the city of Antwerp. Lange Wapper is a trickster, who can shift shape from a small child to a towering giant. He likes to taunt his victims, leaping over their houses and pressing his face against the windows, or bending over the roads they walk by. He has a special dislike for drunkards.

Lange Wapper shows strong similarities with Kludde and Osschaart.


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