The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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BACHELOR PARTY CUSTOM
Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.
THE GROOM IS USUALLY GIVEN A VERY LARGE JAR OF
VASELINE AS A HONEYMOON PRESENT.
Keyword(s): LUBRICATION FOR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bachelor parties|
Date learned: 00-00-1967
The pishtace are nocturnal murderers of Indians. The pishtaco murder Indians in order to obtain human fat to be sold as lubricants for machinery and to be used in pharmacuticals.
The legend derives from 16th and 17th centurey Spanish practices of using human body fats as treatment for wounds and diseases. the people who tell this tale are poor Indians and the pishtaco are usually wealthy industrial men in the area. The tale helps draw lines of social class.
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Keyword(s): BODY ; Cultural ; Culture ; Fat ; FEAR ; HORROR ; INDIAN ; INDUSTRY ; Kill ; Lubrication ; Machinery ; MEDICINE ; MURDER ; Native American ; Peru ; Peruvian ; Pharmaceutical ; Pishtaco ; Poor ; Social Class ; Wealthy
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal|