Jun 29

Ebu gogo

STOCKHOLM 20090902 Homo Floresiensis var bara en meter hög och vägde cirka 20 kilo när hon levde för 90000-18000 år sedan. När hon upptäcktes var det en av de största överraskningarna i vetenskapens historia. Nu kan en modell av henne beskådas på Naturhistoriska Museet i Stockholm. Foto: Henrik Montgomery / SCANPIX / kod 10060

The Ebu Gogo are a group of human-like creatures that appear in the mythology of Flores, Indonesia. In the Nage language of central Flores, ebu means ‘grandmother’ and gogo means ‘he who eats anything’. A colloquial English equivalent might be something like “Granny Glutton.”

Ebu-Gogo-180x160The Nage people of Flores describe the Ebu Gogo as having been able walkers and fast runners around 1.5 m tall (4.92 Ft). They reportedly had wide and flat noses, broad faces with large mouths and hairy bodies. The females also had “long, pendulous breasts.” They were said to have murmured in what was assumed to be their own language and could reportedly repeat what was said to them in a parrot-like fashion.

The legends relating to the Ebu Gogo were traditionally attributed to monkeys, according to the journal Nature.

The Nage people believe that the Ebu Gogo were alive at the time of the arrival of Portuguese trading ships in the 17th century, and some hold that they survived as recently as the 20th century, but are now no longer seen. The Ebu Gogo are believed to have been hunted to extinction by the human inhabitants of Flores. They believe that the extermination, which culminated around seven generations ago, was undertaken because the Ebu Gogo stole food from human dwellings, and kidnapped children.

An article in New Scientist (Vol. 186, No. 2504) gives the following account of folklore on Flores surrounding the Ebu Gogo: The Nage people of central Flores tell how, in the 18th century, villagers disposed of the Ebu Gogo by tricking them into accepting gifts of palm fiber. When the Ebu Gogo took the fiber into their cave, the villagers threw in a firebrand to set it alight. The story goes that all the occupants were killed, except perhaps for one pair, who fled into the deepest forest, and whose descendants may be living there still.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebu_gogo

19 Responses to “Ebu gogo”

    • Christopher c

      I think I have come to the conclusion that Homo Floresiensis is related to the Orang Pendek or maybe it actually is a orang Penedk? just known in that part as Ebu Gogo , they all seem to be basically identical in description especially height, to top it off they are from the same chain of islands,I wonder they are related or actually the same creature but just known by different names geographically;like the Sasquatch or Oh Mah ,both the same identical creature only the one in California is called Oh Mah and the one in B.C. Canada is known as Sasquatch.

  1. Kim L

    Please be advised, my sense of humor is not without limits. At first, I considered it a compliment, that you would use my high school yearbook as a source for accurate pictures, but my family album? You may be close to “the line”. Just the same, keep up the good work. It’s really nice to spool up the site and know there will be something new and interesting every time.

  2. JOHN E

    This comes off a story of three men who went in and two were eaten and the other said the ebu gogos did it but he the one man left is still in jail since 1970 …its on the tube the story i don’t know the title .

  3. JAMES B

    ”The Cannibal of the jungle” was a completely fictitious story based on the orang pendak. Those channels have exploited the semi-recent popularity of criptids, ie; “‘Finding Bigfoot”. They get great ratings after they pump up the upcoming premier date. The story is similar to the dragon story, and the mermaid discovery thing they did some time back. What pisses me off is that they present this stuff as though its all true, or based on actual events. And that folks, muddies the water for those of us who know Sasquatch truly exists, and destroys any credibility of those who speak of their encounters.

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