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Criaturas Lendárias: Mythical Creatures of Brazilian Folklore


A book of monsters and supernatural beings, drawn from the legends and folktales of Brazil. 

Stats are provided for Malandros and BLUEHOLME™ (OSR). 

There are 12 entities described within these pages. Each entry comes with an illustration and 2 or 3 story seeds.
Because this is written for use with Malandros, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, most of the seeds involve bringing the monsters into a city setting. Their natural habitat tends to be more rural: they're largely creatures of the forest, river and field. 

The creatures are:

  • Boitatá - a giant, headless snake with the horns of a bull and enormous fiery eyes.
  • Boiúna - an even gianter snake, a vengeful river spirit that sinks boats and controls lightning, among other things. 
  • Curupira - the guardian of the forests, a goblin-like figure with backwards feet. 
  • The Devil - you know, Satan. 
  • Dry-Body - an evil strangling spirit that dwells inside tree trunks. 
  • Encantado - an underwater spirit that kidnaps and/or falls in love with humans. 
  • Boto - a kind of encantado that turns into a river dolphin and enjoys parties. 
  • The Grazing Boy - the ghost of a slave boy who died horribly. 
  • Headless Mule - a cursed woman who turns into a headless mule and gallops through the night. 
  • Lobisomem - basically a werewolf, but there are different legends about them in Brazil. 
  • Saci - a mischievous one-legged elf. 
  • The Satanic Head - a terrifying predatory floating head. 
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March 19, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on November 11, 2016.