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El Duende is a folk story used to teach children to not trust strangers and not accept anything from them.As the story says, el Duende approaches small children offering them treats and toys so that the children would follow him.

It is said that el Duende has backwards feet so that it is impossible to follow his trace. He's very short and wears a completely white dress, and also wears a large straw hat. He leads small children to the woods and leaves them there surrounded by toys and candy, never to be found again.

Legend says he purposefully tangles little girls hair before taking them.

The Duende is represented by a playful yet evil entity. Some believe it's the spirit of a sinister child that died very young.

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