Fables: Fairymaids

Story books tell us about mermaids; people who live under the sea. Tobago, however, has its own story.  In Tobago, Fairymaids are known to live just below the surface....

July 31, 2020

Fables: The Douen

They’re small boys of no real age. Their straw hats beckon at other children, children who stray.  They might motion to other little boys, calling them deeper into the forest to join them, lea...

July 28, 2020

Fables: Mama D’lo

As a child, there’s a mix of curiosity and fear when you open your eyes under water. Images in your head of a creature staring back at you dance in your head, sometimes prompting enough of a jolt that...

July 23, 2020

Fables: The Lagahoo

In modern Trinidad and Tobago, we know of someone called ‘an obeahman’.  His deeds are never known to be good. Sinister as he is now, he was once known as a Lagahoo or the Devil’s Bu...

July 20, 2020

Fables: The Soucouyant

She’s known as an old woman who patiently waits for the sun to go down. She spends her days eyeing potential targets; usually other women, whose blood she can feed on.  At night, she sheds her...

July 15, 2020

Fables: Papa Bois

His story is told as the Father of the Forest.  People in rural villages will tell you that he’s who you should fear if you hunt out of season...

July 13, 2020

Fables: The La Diablesse

There are stories you hear, most times from grandparents or older members of your family particularly when you’re leaving home at night.  Some just tell you to drive safely, some tell you not ...

July 10, 2020