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In Basque mythology, Basajaun (plural: basajaunak) is a huge, hairy creature dwelling in the woods. They were thought to protect flocks of livestock, and to teach skills such as agriculture and ironworking to humans.
- Vinson, Folklore du Pays Basque (1883), p. 43. J. M. of Barandiaran, Eusko-Folklore (1922); Basque Mythology (1960), pp. 75–76.