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Mendo Lake Family Life

Lagahooes, Werewolves, and Snakes, Oh My!

A creature that is part man and part wolf is known as a werewolf—in Europe. But in the Caribbean, it’s known as a lagahoo. Different cultures have different names for similar mythological beings. It’s a simple concept wrapped up in the term comparative mythology, explains children’s author Tracy Baptiste in her very literary seven-minute YouTube video on the subject. Kids can check out her “Comparative Mythology Lesson” at