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T for Toyol by tohdaryl T for Toyol by tohdaryl
A Toyol or Tuyul is a mythical spirit in Malay mythology of South-East Asia (notably Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore).

It is sometimes called the “Kwee Kia” in Hokkien. In Thailand, they are called Koman-tong (Male) and Koman-lay (Female). In Philippines they have a similar child spirit called the “tiyanak”. InCambodia they are called “Cohen Kroh”. In South Korea called “Do Yeol”. It is a small child spirit invoked by a dukun (Indonesian shaman) or pawang (Malay witch doctor) from a dead humanfetus using black magic.
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Stitchpunk89 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I recounted my cash multiple times today & yesterday. I don't wanna believe it, but I think some of my cash is missing. Somehow, I'm missing $51.23. Last I went shopping, I was still more than $900, but somehow I learned I was below that number. I don't believe in something like this, but the disappearance of my cash concerns me.
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Isn't this the same spirit that was incorporated into the plot of the horror/comedy film Dead and Breakfast?
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cioven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work sir, thank you for posting this

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the survey only consists of 13 questions, and would take only 3-5 minutes of your time. 

hoping for your response

salamat
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
but what does it do?
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xXAngellessXx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In the folklore, it was said to steal things and does mischief. The witch doctor has the power over them and in return they have to feed the toyols blood.
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Feraligatr66 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
www.bogleech.com/blather-vampi…
It explains everything about the Toyol on this page :D (Big Grin) 
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Riazana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Meanwhile, one hypothesis for the tiyanaks here is that they were aborted babies of perhaps long ago-- left to the forest. A possible reason: a baby conceived after a rape case.
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Qihah Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
and you know what they do? they stole our money,in a small sum though.

yup,one of South-East's 'hantu'
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this series of drawings! Awesome idea!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Really cool colouring! Overall, I like the whole picture, keep it up!
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lillylongleg Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
looks like a HOMUNCULUS... very creepy ^^
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chrishirou Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiyanak it is! awsm! :D
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional
Freaky. Cool.
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tehoneyedfreek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice one you studied your lore. Yes we do have a similar version called the tiyanak. Those things are scary shit mind you... but I love the way you did your A to Z challenge.
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mellamelfran Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha this creature scared the shit out of me back when i was a kid.
here in Indonesia people usually keep it (i mean like a pet) and using them to steal money from other people.
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BalloonBear Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O I remember being so scared of tuyul!! Lots of people in Indonesia say that it's a green little kid who runs around naked or something hahaha. I was really scared of it, especially in theatres where lots of people say that these tuyuls run around in between the seats/aisles and grab your legs when you're not looking and drag you into god knows what ಠ_ಠ


...green midget paradise
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ScriptorSapiens Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
O.o . . . I'm gonna have nightmares now . . .
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Curious-kim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
-__- ...Toyol... My friends and I used to talk about supernatural things in class last time and it's usually these...I'm from Malaysia :)
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DrAgOnSfLy006 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
creepy little things...
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Evenape Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's great to see Southeast Asian mythology takes centerplace for a while :XD:
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Palesack78 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Tiyanak are scary. I should know. I'm Filipino. We even made a movies about these things.
I give this a 7.5 out of 10 in my creepy meter.
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tehoneyedfreek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Only a 7.5? I'd give it a full blown 9 specially when your senses are attuned to such paranormal abilities.
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Ozuchi-Kozuchi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
O___O I now know the origin of the demon-fetus boss from Persona 4...
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Palesack78 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Are you talking about Shadow Mitsuo in Void Quest?
Who are your team members to defeat him?
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Ozuchi-Kozuchi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's the one. I think I used Yosuke, Yukiko, and Kanji.
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Palesack78 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Well for me it's Yukiko, Teddie and Kanji.
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Ozuchi-Kozuchi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. I never really used Teddie since I had King Frost around the time I got him.
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VirgeVelve Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A bit of fun fact, in Thailand the name literally translated into "Golden Son" or "Daughter" and unlike the neighboring countries, these aren't created from a dead fetus but more of a small carved wooden stature that act like a material hosting for children spirits. Also, not at all black magic mostly because they act as bringers of luck and household protectors.

It's actually very common in Thailand. People would name them and refer to them like an adopted child. They usually have a small altar specifically for them and leave candies and sodas around the wooden host daily.

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That aside, I seriously love your art-style.
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FreakyZi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember how I was thought to make this thing, take the dead fetus of firstborn and steam it over some incense and calamansi followed by some spell...and you got yourself a Toyol
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10days4cows Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for creepy little creatures! What's up with the red line?
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10days4cows Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a supernatural thing that is picking up the jar and opening it. o_o
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a homunculus
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Primal-Lord Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Creepy dude!
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
In America we call these things Pickled Punks
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Nethyrmea Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...Pickled Punks by Ohtan? owo;;
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that thing looks like it could bite your hand off creepy thou. i like it!
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Danakona Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy, yet cool! Nice job :D
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