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The lobisomem is a creature in the mythology of South America. In Brazil, the lobisomem was thought to be a werewolf who mainly attacked women. In humanoid form, the lobisomem is a little over two inches in height and resembles a furry monkey with a bald head. It is said to have an evil face and large, full feet similar to plush slippers to give the creature a stealthy advantage.[1]

The name of the creature is derived from the Portuguese "lobisomem", which however denotes a werewolf. [2][3]


  1. ^ Curran, Bob. Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night, p. 119-120.
  2. ^ Melton, J. Gordon (1999). "The Vampire Book", p. 425.
  3. ^ Gallop, Rodney. Portugal: A Book of Folk-Ways. Cambridge University Press, 1936. 291 pp. Errata: Even in Brazil is Lobisomem, never Lobishomen