3 (More) Figures From Folklore I Hope We Never Run Into

3 (More) Figures From Folklore I Hope We Never Run Into
February 24, 2011 Miro Sevin Siegel

Written by Miro:

Part II

This is a sequel to 3 Figures From Folklore I Hope We Never Run Into


Here we go!


Lets start with the Grootslang. The Grootslang is from Richtersveld, South Africa. It is said to be a big elephant like creature with a serpent tail. It is claimed to devour elephants whole by tricking and luring them into its cave. The cave is known as the “bottomless pit” and it connects to the sea miles away and it is supposedly filled to the brim with diamonds. In 1917 a wealthy English businessman embarked on a journey to find the Grootslang. After his party got injured, he went on alone (not a good idea). He was never seen again. There were no more reports. Moving on to the Mongolian Death Worm, from Mongolia

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The Mongolian Death Worm

The Mongolian Death Worm is from the Gobi desert, Mongolia/China. It is described as a long red worm. It can get up to 5 feet long and the Mongolian locals claim that it can breath acid like goo from its mouth and can kill a man with electric discharges. They also believe that if you touch any part of the worm, you will instantly die because of some sort of poison that can corrode metal. It prefers to eat local parasitic plants such as the Goyo. Many people have looked for it but have come up empty handed. Many say it can not be found because it inhabits the inaccessible part of the Mongolian/China border. Next up is the Bunyip from Australia.

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The Bunyip

The Bunyip has been sighted all over Australia. There have been many descriptions of how the Bunyip looks. Some say it looks like a giant panther, others say it looks like an enormous starfish. In 1818, 2 people found some bones of what is now called a Bunyip. The bones were found near Lake Bathurst in New South Wales. In 1830 some fossils were found and were said to be 4 times bigger than those of an ox or buffalo. These bones were found in the Wellington caves. Whether it be True or False, you better be careful anyways.

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  1. Tracy Burns 13 years ago

    We’ve just been driving through outback Australia and telling my 5yr old all about the Bunyip. He thought it was both cool and scary. Have you ever heard of Frank Herbert’s Dune series (sci-fi)? The mongolian worm sounds like a baby version of the ones in his book. I wonder if that was his inspiration. Great stories again, hoping there will be a part III

    • ilainie 13 years ago

      LOL! That’s great! Please don’t scare him with the Bunyip, though. Miro is really enjoying researching and writing these. I remember Dune, of course, think I remember the worms from the book, but it’s been so many years. Yes, stay tuned, part 3 is coming soon!

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