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Trinidad Mermaid

Trini Folklore: Mermaids

There be mermaid here and Leviathan, great residents of the underwater. Amongst the writhing tides and white-capped blue-green waters, just where the Caribbean Sea reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

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 …

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