Tokoloshe is originally a Zulu word that can be written as “Tikolôsj” (Zulu) Tikoloshe, Tokkolosh, Tokeloshe, Tokkelossie (Afrikaans) or even Tjikolosi. There is no easy or direct translation as it seems to be used to describe a single creature as well as a group of different creatures. According to various websites it is sometimes called a Hili, Uhlakanyana or Gilikango (unsubstantiated).
The Baghdad Battery is one of those rare archaeological discoveries that has the potential to make us doubt everything we assume we know about ancient civilisations and, as such, it really annoys many archaeologists and compulsive debunkers.
Our myths and legends are full of wonderful mythical creatures from mermaids to dragons. They’ve spawned a thousand fantasy novels and still capture our imagination. Could it be that some of these creatures were based on real animals. You decide?