Phantom in the forest

Trini Folklore: Phantom

  • Phantom (n) A folklore character; a very tall, misty white figure who stands at crossroads, and traps those who pass between his legs.
    • Then there were phantom – the headless spectre with extremely long legs that grip his victims in a death squeeze (Ahye 1983:45).
    • Even our mighty phantoms have found themselves confused with the old mas character from the comic strips (Araujo 1984:43).
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https://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/06/origins-early-life/">childhttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/09/trini-folklore-papa-bois/">Papa Boishttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/08/trini-folklore-soucouyant/">Soucouyanthttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/10/trini-folklore-douen/">Douenhttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/07/trini-folklore-la-jabless/">La Jablesshttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/12/trini-folklore-mama-dleau/">Mama De Leauhttps://triniinxisle.com/2018/08/11/trini-folklore-loup-garou/">LagahouI stumbled upon the YouTube series below narrating all the folklore personalities from Trinidad. The phantom wasn’t one of the foremost folklore narratives told in Trinidad, and I don’t remember being told this story as a child. My series on other folklore characters from Trinidad such as Papa Bois, Soucouyant, Douen, La Jabless, Mama De Leau and Lagahou is a testament to the importance of oral traditions in Trinidad and Tobago.


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