Gum Girl

African - An effigy covered with sticky matter. This effigy was placed by a farmer whose crops were being stolen. Anansi, the trickster-god who was the culprit, kicked her to make her speak her name and when his foot got stuck he hit her to make her release him. His hand also got stuck and he was unable to defend himself when the farmer arrived and gave him a good thrashing. Known as Gum Girl, Guar Girl, Guar Girl, Gum Baby, Gum Baby, Rubber Girl, Rubber Girl, Tar-baby, Tar-baby, Tar Baby or Tar Baby.

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