Aatxe

'Bullock', 'Red Bullock', 'Young Bull'
Aatxegorri, Aratxegorri, Etsai


In the Basque mythologoy, this cave-dwelling spirit is a shapeshifter, sometimes seen as a man and sometimes as a young red bull. Usually seen near Sare in the French Pyrenees. He is protective of good people, but attacks naughty children, evil people and criminals.

During nighttime storms he is said to come out and force people to return to the safety of their homes.


Origin: Basque