He is not bad but he can be spiteful and a little joker if he gets annoyed, considered a messenger for those who are no longer there, he has a big red hat, recognizable in the woods: it is the “mazzamurello”, which populates the woods of Abruzzo. It is the goblins, the protagonists of an interesting episode of “Macchemito”, aired on “Buongiorno Regione”, a Rai column edited by Paolo Pacittiwith the filming of Sem Cipriani.
It is the Abruzzese writer himself Peppe Millanta to explain from Wood of Sant’Antonio di Pescocostanzo (Aq) that “Whoever manages to steal the red hat that holds a secret from the mazzamurello, will be able to be shown where the treasure is hidden”.
“The mazzamarill ‘manifests itself as a vortex of wind that ruffles hair but protects nature, especially when it is threatened by human interventions: it lives in hollow trees, in rubble, and protects treasures that it can help unveil” – explains the demoanthropologist Adriana Gandolfi.
The “Pantafica”, on the other hand, dwells in the darkness, disturbing the sleep of the unfortunate by sitting on their chest and causing nightmares; there are many names and physical characteristics that it can acquire as there are many countries that have different cultures and legends of which it is the protagonist.
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