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Female demons or sorceresses, mothers of the Huns in ancient Germany. They practiced metamorphosis, changing into all sorts of shapes without changing their sex. The Germans gave the name to little statures, about a foot high. To them the people attributed great virtue, honoring them in similar fashion as the African Negroes honored their fetishes. The statues were richly clothed, given comfortable housing, and served food and drink at every meal. It was believed that if the images were neglected they would bring severe misfortune upon the household. A.G.H.

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