bajang

Malayan - An evil spirit appearing in the form of a polecat. This spirit can be evoked when the proper incantations are recited over the spot where a still-born child has been buried. If the bajang mews, another child will die. Some say that the bajang takes the form of a polecat and can be kept as a sort of family pet, fed on milk and eggs, and can be sent to bring illness and disaster to others. Sometimes identified as bajang, badjang or badjang.

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