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Karakoncolos

by Özhan Öztürk
A malevolent creature from Northeast Anatolian Pontic folklore (Turk [Greek descent], Laz, Hemsheen), a variant of the bogeyman. Some are troublesome but rather harmless, yet others are truly evil. He has thick hairy fur. The name probably comes from Greek Kalikantzaris.

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  • Also known as:
    Koncolos

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