← KpelekpeYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. '''Kpelekpe''' is a were-hyena in Yoruba mythology ==Behavior== Some hyenas are sometimes suspected to be men or women who shape-shift at night, to prey upon sheep and cattle, and, if the opportunity offers, upon human beings. ==Powers== Such man-hyenas are believed to be able, by means of certain howls and cries, to compel people to go out to them in the dark forest to be devoured. A similar belief is found in Abyssinia. ==Theories== The weird "laugh" of the hyena, and its nocturnal habits, no doubt account for this superstition, just as similar causes have led to the owl being universally regarded as a bird of ill omen. [[Category: Yoruba mythology]] [[Category: Shapeshifters]] Return to Kpelekpe. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Kpelekpe"