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The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who travelled in South America during early 19th century, heard stories from Orinoco about furry human-like creatures called Salvaje (“Wild”), which according to Humboldt were rumoured to capture women, build huts and to occasionally eat human flesh. He states that both the native people and the missionaries in the area believed in these stories. However, the Humboldt recognized similar myths from the Old World, and concluded that the stories had entered into South America from the Europeans. The naturalist Philip Gosse also tried to examine these legends during his travels in Venezuela during the mid-19th century, but with no real success (Sj√∂gren, 1980).

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