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The güije or jigüe is a little person reported from eastern Cuba. They are said to be half-monkey, half-human creatures 3' high, with black skin, large flattened heads, long beards, big bellies, "breastlike" navels, powerful claws, and short feet. They live around ponds and only come out at night, and are supposed to be extremely strong.[1]

Similar cryptids[]

They bear some resemblance to the yehos reported from the same region, which Dale A. Drinnon suggested are surviving Caribbean ground sloths, which were, on the whole, smaller than the mainland species.[2]

Notes and references[]

  1. Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, ABC-CLIO, Inc., ISBN 1576072835
  2. Drinnon, Dale A. Frontiers of Zoology: West Indian "Devils" Yahus frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com [Accessed 6 October 2018]

Additional sources[]

  • Bachiller y Morales, Antonio "Jigues: Tradicion Cubana," Archivos del Folklore Cuba 1 (2) (1926)