Calchona

Wiidm an of Sout h America.

Etymology: Spanish, "ghost " or "bogey." Variant name: Chilludo. Physical description: A large man. Covered with long, sheeplike wool. Bearded.

Behavior: Nocturnal. Scares horses and travelers.

Habitat: Hills and fields. Distribution: West er n Neuquen Pr ovince, Ar -gentina; Chile.

Sources: Zorobabel Rodriguez, Diccionario de chilenismos (Sant iago de Chile: El

Independiente, 1875); Gregorio Alvarez, El tronco de oro: Folklore del Neuquen (Buenos Aires: Editorial "Pehuen," 1968), p. 121.

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