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Fantasy Friday: La Diablesse

La Diablesse is a character in Trinidadian folklore. The legend says that she was born as a human, but her deals with the devil transformed her into a demon.


To others, her poise, figure and dress make her seem beautiful. However, her hideous face is hidden by a large brimmed hat, and her long dress hides the fact that one leg ends in a cow hoof. She walks with one foot on the road and her cow hoof in the grass at the side of the road.


She can cast spells on her unsuspecting male victim, whom she leads into the forest. When in the forest, she disappears. The victim, confused, lost and scared, runs around the forest until he falls into a ravine or river, or gets eaten by wild dog and dies.

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