12. As a Trinidadian, growing up we were told not to go wandering off into the forests. “Douens” lived in the forests, and were basically children that had their feet back-to-front. Once they learned a child’s name, they would call out to them in the voice of the parents, leading them into the forests. Their footprints would lead the child more astray, losing them in the forests for good. They are said to be lost souls of kids.
13. Tata Duende. A 3ft tall demon that wears a red hat, has backwards feet, and is missing his thumbs. He is interested in children, and if they don’t hide their thumbs he will bite them off. He will also try to lure children into the jungle. The only way to escape him is to hide your thumbs and show only your four fingers. Tata Duende will think you are like him and would let you go.