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African sex demon

Popobawa

Popobawa (meaning “bat-wing” in Swahili) is a mythical, bi-sexual sex demon said to stalk the men and women of Zazibar, Africa, and other surrounding islands. It is described as a large, bat-like creature with one eye and an enormous penis. It sodomizes its victims, and doesn’t discriminate against men, women or children, often raping an entire household before moving on.

Popobawa first appeared on the island of Pemba, in 1965, but sightings have been reported as recently as 2007. There are several different theories about Popobawa’s origin, but most agree that Popobawa’s roots can be found in Islam, the dominant religion in the area. Others argue that Popobawa is an articulated social memory of the horrors of slavery.

The way in which it sodomizes its victims would also have something to do with the fact homosexuality is still illegal in Zanzibar.

[Note: This is an exert taken from a list of the top 10 sex demons I wrote for Listverse. The full list can be found here.]  

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