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Monday, February 20, 2012
According to Trinidad & Tobago folklore,
the Douen (pronounced Dwen) are the lost souls of children who were not christened before they passed.

The Douen are faceless, wear straw hats and their feet are on backwards. 

Some T&T parents tell their children they must be good because if they aren't, the Douen will come for them and take them away.


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2 comments:

Aqueelah on: February 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM said...

Thanks for the info! Never heard that before, sounds scary to this grandma lol. You really do enhance cultural knowledge...carry on.

OneBrownGirl.com® on: February 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM said...

Thanks, Aqueelah. It keeps life interesting to learn and grow. For you, for me, for everyoneeeee. ;-)

 

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