ABClatino Magazine Year 4 Issue 11 - Page 15

Myths & Legends

M i t o s & L e y e n d a s

Myths & Legends

El Mohán is a character belonging to the folkloric myths of Colombia. He is described as a very large humanoid being, with abundant, long and unkempt hair that covers a large part of his body, other times he is said to be a mossy being, with bright eyes and long and sharp nails. legends, dwells in caves near streams, rivers or lagoons. It is said that the Mohán can be detected at night near the river due to the shine produced by its tobacco (chicote), it is stolen from the women they like the most when they wash clothes in the stream or river, which is why it should accompany a male His rough face and fierce expression, his frequent shouts and laughter, make mohán the terror of those who work near rivers or on boats, such as fishermen, bogas and washerwomen. He is one of the most representative mythological characters of what was previously known as the Sovereign State of Tolima (Colombia), which included the current territories of Tolima and Huila.

El Mohan Legend