Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Home  |  Blog   |  How do you save yourself from the Demon Baby Toyol?

How do you save yourself from the Demon Baby Toyol?

Short answer… Toys and mirrors

 

Tuyul, also known as a Toyol, is the spirit of a child who died before he was born according to Malaysian mythology. Through black magic and rituals, a witch doctor can bind it to their owner. This toyol is now bound to obey the directions of its owner which usually includes stealing, robbery, pranks and in rare cases murder.

 

Compared to other types of spirits, Toyol can be described as having the appearance of a newborn or a toddler. It has red eyes and green skin. Its teeth are sharp, and it can be hard to spot except with the aid of magic.

 

If you think that a Toyol is visiting your home or business, you can try placing children’s toys around the room and being a child, the toyol will forget what it came for and start playing with them.  Also, since it cannot stand its own reflection, mirrors can be placed around the house to protect it.

 

This is another instance of mirrors being useful to rid yourself or negate the evil effects of a being in mythology. The Ninki Nanka in Africa also requires a similar defence mechanism to escape it.

 

Have a look at the video about the Toyol on our YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/z4lQR8mM7tk

Published Date

11 March, 2023

Category

Social Share

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Youtube

Subscribe now

We know you love our quizzes?

Take our new quiz on Philippine Mythology and see if you can break the current record of 69%.

We challenge you to get a perfect 100%

We know you love our quizzes?

Take our new quiz on Philippine Mythology and see if you can break the current record of 69%.

We challenge you to get a perfect 100%

Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.