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Area(s) Reported: Central Mexico
Date(s) Reported: ca. 1486 to ?

In the 15th Century, the Aztecs were making images and statues recording a strange aquatic creature that looked a bit like a small dog... with a really long tail that had a hand on the end. These apparently liked to drown people and nibble on particular bits of the bodies; but the good news is that you got to go straight to an exclusive heaven if you died this way!

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  • "On Ancient Mexican Shields," by Zelia Nuttall, article in the International Archives of Ethnography: Supplement, Vol. 5, 1892. Pgs. 51-52. Online: Click here!
  • "A Note on Ancient Mexican Folk-Lore," by Zelia Nuttall, article in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 8, No. 29, April/June 1895. Pgs. 123-125. Online: Click here!
















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