- South American (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Rural (attribute)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
- Fairies and Nymphs (common type)
The Brazilian name for the Pombero which is an Elf of Argentina. He comes out at night when people speak of him but usually he creates a nuisance by scaring horses and leaving farm gates open for herded animals to escape. He visits women and impregnates them with his hand. If you offer him a cigarette he will help you find items that you have lost. He can be tamed to live in your house to perform house tasks for a gift much like a Brownie but many people find him too difficult to put up with. He also watches over birds to protect them from children trying to shoot them.
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