• Folk Magic Beliefs
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A Belief among several African Tribes in The Togo and Ghana Regions, The ''Tchitcherik'' are hand carved wooden Figures of One's Ancestors. Designed to be quite long (as much as 2-feet), The Figures are routinely buried up to their waits in soil. This Act is seen as a form of Protection to a Family. Placed near The Family Hut, The Tchitcherik seem to ''draw insect life'' towards them. As the insects consume the Figures (wood), they are seen to ''keep'' them away from Humans (perhaps a form of repellent). After so ''consumed'', another Figurine will be carved and place.