Mythical Creatures: Tokoloshe (South Africa) By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2022
- Mythical Creatures: Tokoloshe (South Africa)
The tokoloshe is a Zulu mythical creature; a dwarf-like water sprite thought to be extremely mischievous and troublesome. The tokoloshe is committed to causing problems for humans and can turn invisible and escape capture, but only if it drinks water or swallows a stone. Sightings of the creature are thought to be a bad omen because seeing a tokoloshe means someone nearby summoned it, intending to harm others and wreck havoc upon the community. Excited by the stories and reported sightings of the tokoloshe creature, Anderson Design Group poster artists hand-rendered a vintage-styled poster of what we think the strange creature might have looked like. This classic monster design and vintage poster art is available as a poster print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, or as a notecard or postcard. To learn more about the stories of the South African tokoloshe, check out the website Astonishing Legends.