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Bume After-Death Trickster

"When someone dies, that is the will of God,” explains Lubun, the most famous Bume storyteller. 

“After he is buried, he becomes a Trickster in the ground. The Trickster’s face is similar to a man but he has a horn, one horn.  And the body is rough like a rock.  Each Trickster can change in size, big or small.  A few people can sometimes see him by the river. But the Trickster likes to play tricks on people." 

Bume tribe, Omo region, Ethiopia, Africa