Papa Bois poses for Prosperity


Papa Bois alerting his fellow creatures of the harm of humans and machines – See the other Trinidad and Tobago’s folklore characters

Papa Bois speaks his mind over what he rules. The forest belongs to him, the creature stand and support his venture as the protector. Cross or disobey his rule of law and your children’s parents will suffer the consequences fed only sand and sea water, then fired to turn into glass as reminder to appreciate the splendor of things you can’t create

[ Papa Bois is a folklore character depicted as having a man’ s head chest and arms, with goat-horns on the head, and his lower body as a goat or similar animal. He is the protector of animals in the forest and can change himself into animal forms to lead hunters away / papa bwa, (<> Anansi stories of the Ashanti people of the Gold Coast. (Espinet 1948 ,n Ahie 1983:141)


Feinin-Hermes – Papa Bois in a sexy photo shoot for the ladies out there, banana leaf loin cloth with matching coconut flower sandals. Accessory, a musical instrument, the Queen conchshell.

The Spanish hunter explained that he was warned by his father who was also a very experienced hunter, of the wiles and intricacies of “Papa Bois”, who taught him how to handle such a situation should the occasion arise. Realizing that this grotesque-looking old man could be “Papa Bois”… he was able to overcome that moment of fear and speak to him very bravely, the Spanish hunter related that if he wasn’t taught some special Spanish prayers of “Oracion’ as it was also called by his father, he would not been alive to tell the people of his terrifying experience. (Rampersad 1963:110-115)

One day, deep in the forest, Papa Bois was cooking his dinner in front of his joupa… he [had] two horn on his head, a kind face with piercing eyes and a gentle manner. his hear was long and his bead was long indeed. His feet were like the cloven hoofs of a deer and he wore a deer skin over his body. ( Allandin 1968) Transcribed and revised – Lise Winer’s Dictionary of the Creole language of Trinidad and Tobago}

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