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    Scrutinized
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    Jumbie

    Post  Scrutinized on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:01 am

    Who in the Caribbean does not have the knowledge of what a Jumbie is?
    Every one of the English speaking Caribbean countries has their shares of superstition (with variations) around the tale of the jumbie.


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    Re: Jumbie

    Post  andy.lucifuge on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:34 pm

    Jumbie------>Zumbie(African-American pronounication)------>Zombie(hollywood's spelling)
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    Post  Scrutinized on Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:28 pm

    What the difference between a jumbie and a duppy?

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    Re: Jumbie

    Post  opeth on Tue May 17, 2011 10:37 pm

    None. Jamaicans say doppy. But they're the same thing...I think...
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    Re: Jumbie

    Post  Hellraiser on Tue May 17, 2011 11:18 pm

    andy.lucifuge wrote:Jumbie------>Zumbie(African-American pronounication)------>Zombie(hollywood's spelling)

    Thanks for the explanation......
    I've heard about the term Jumbie before in my country but seems like they just call people Jumbie without even knowing what it means.
    Now I know
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    Post  Scrutinized on Tue May 17, 2011 11:39 pm

    I've hear of Surinamese "Jukka", care to explain that to us?
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    Post  Hellraiser on Tue May 17, 2011 11:55 pm

    Scrutinized wrote:I've hear of Surinamese "Jukka", care to explain that to us?

    hahaha you've heard of that???? wow

    It's actually "DJOEKA" and is nothing else then a bush negro in Surinam. The ones that really live in the bushes you know, and therefore aren't that familiar with modern technology. They really make like idiots when they see something unusual to them :S

    for example:
    You walk with a group and someone sees a nice car. He would go like: "look at that car! It's so awesome!!"
    Then someone else can say: "don't act like a djoeka!!"
    (I hope you kind of get the picture here??)
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    Post  Scrutinized on Tue May 17, 2011 11:59 pm

    Oh yeah, they're talks about them in Guyana, there's some myth about them having mysterious powers also. Tell me, do you know what a baccoo is?
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    Post  Hellraiser on Wed May 18, 2011 12:14 am

    No man, that's not true. They have no mysterious powers unless it's called being/doing dumb??

    Baccoo? Never heard of that. Or do you mean Bakroe?
    There is a myth in Surinam about the Bakroe:
    Some kind of short guy with a really big head, half of his body is from flesh, the other half of wood. They usually do people harm. They makes owl-like sounds at night

    There are also people around that actually have them as pets and send them out to do others harm of any kind.
    I also heard that they are being sold (in secret) on the local markets.
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    Post  Scrutinized on Wed May 18, 2011 12:19 am

    Hellraiser wrote:

    Baccoo? Never heard of that. Or do you mean Bakroe?
    There is a myth in Surinam about the Bakroe:
    Some kind of short guy with a really big head, half of his body is from flesh, the other half of wood. They usually do people harm. They makes owl-like sounds at night

    There are also people around that actually have them as pets and send them out to do others harm of any kind.
    I also heard that they are being sold (in secret) on the local markets.

    Yep same thing dude. I see Guyana has at least some thing in common with the rest of South America. Its pretty much the exact same myth.

    I wonder if this one is in the islands also, insights anyone?
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    Re: Jumbie

    Post  Hellraiser on Wed May 18, 2011 12:28 am

    hahaha that's cool.
    The bakroe has the baccoo as relative then Razz

    Scrutinized wrote:

    I wonder if this one is in the islands also, insights anyone?

    hmmmm.....I wonder too
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    yea

    Post  andy.lucifuge on Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:59 pm

    I think we all have the jumbie. when i was a kid, i saw the jankuno shows with tall men on stilts, which is supposed to a jumbie, depicted. Walks just like a damn zombie too lol. In Jamaica we have tons of duppies. Rollin' Calf(my fave) when you really drunk off of 'jankrow batty'(unprocessed sugar cane rum Guyanese call it "bush rum" from what i was told) you start to hallucinate. Your mind haunts you of your primitive past in the night and the son of Gashanami called Rollin' Calf, comes for you to take his father revenge on all human life. Just like the Bantu bull god of vengeance, all of his legion of 500,000 calves all are black in coat with eye of fire and long black horns to kill anyone in their path. In Jamaica, powerful shaman that invoke demons and duppies from hell learned from their fathers that used to live in Africa. Jamaican Obeah don't have just African roots. It is also mixed with Indian magick as well. To this day, the strongest black mages are of Indian descent. The combination of the two magickal styles made Obeah what it is today. Thus proving our distant brotherhood.

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