Whilst small in stature, the Tikoloshe are said to resemble zombies and the activity poltergeist like.
It is said to cause great trouble where ever it roams.
Description: Dwarf, gremlin, water sprite like creature. Aka Tokoloshe.
Unlike the 80’s style gremlin, instead of multiplying, this roguish evil spirit becomes invisible once drinking water. The Tikoloshe is called upon by malicious people to cause trouble for others. It is said to be used to scare children into behaving well.
The worst kind of Tikoloshe can have the power to bestow great pain and illness upon its victims. It is said that it can even cause death. Whilst small in stature, the Tikoloshe are said to resemble zombies and even poltergeists. It is said to cause great trouble where ever it roams.
To ward off the Tikoloshe it is thought that keeping a brick beneath each leg of ones bed will deter it. If you see a Tikoloshe, it is said that you are never to speak of it or the creature will seek you out again and cause you pain.
In South Africa between 1953 – 1955, Elifasi Msomi was the elusive "Axe Killer". He was hanged in 1956 after being convicted of hacking 15 people to death. Msomi blamed his victims' deaths on the Tikoloshe which, he said, would appear on his shoulder and order him to kill. Unfortunately there is a saying ‘When in doubt, blame the Tikoloshe’, as it is the Tikoloshe who is the doer of all evil.