La Patasola


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Hi there!

I'm in the middle of writing a novel and through my research, came across the name "La Patasola" as a vampiric derivative from Tolima, Colombia. From what I've been able to find out, she lures men away into the jungle in the guise of a beautiful woman. Once they are lost, she transforms into a one-legged monster of sorts and devours them/drinks their blood (there are a few mentions of both).

Since there is so little I've been able to find myself, I was wondering if there was anyone with a greater knowledge or who perhaps grew up with tales of La Patasola who could tell me if there are any feet-on-the-ground pieces of information you could impart? Particular trails or areas of jungle that are credited for her location etc. source tales or even how this mythological figure is perceived on a cultural/social level.

Thank you so much!