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Cuegle

by Olga Gomez
A black skinned monster from Cantabria (northern Spain) that walks on two legs, has a big horn on his brow, and three arms with no hands or fingers. His face is like that of a man with a long beard, but he has three eyes (one blue, one green and one red) and five rows of sharpened teeth. Usually, Cuegles eat all kinds of animals, but sometimes fully-grown monsters steal babies from their cradles and devour them without mercy. To avoid that, one must put oak or holly leaves inside the cradle. Any adult Cuegle will flee in horror when sensing that odour, as it reminds him of his childhood, when his mother would forcibly feed him with those two plants.

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