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The lobisomem is a creature in the mythology of South America. In Brazil, it is thought to be a werewolf who mainly attacks women. In humanoid form, it is a little over two feet 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 it a stealthy advantage.[1]

The name is derived from the Portuguese "lobisomem", which 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