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For Romania, the mythology of the story of Dracula, written in 1897, and the fact that it's actually based on someone who lived - Vlad Dracula - makes the story even more compelling.
No one really knows what the 'buck' or 'bacoo' looks like. The photo to the left appears to be the closest depiction of the mythological beast that's now being taken as an actual serious news story on the island. In fact, the police have been called into action, in addition to a host of pastors and pundits - hoping to rid this particular family of the 'Buck'.
CHECK HERE : BUCK RETURNS TO SUCK BOY'S TOE
In all fairness, from what I've heard since being here in Romania, there's been no recent sighting or complaints of Dracula roaming anywhere throughout the country. The Romanians have been able to tuck their mythologies in the appropriate basket of fiction and folklore. And mind you, vampires ought to live forever. On the other hand, the Buck seems to be living for an eternity, or atleast reproducing back on the island. Even some legitimate voices have added credence to the question of a 'buck' actually being a living, breathing thing. Not to necessarily give this most absurd story any greater ounce of legitimacy, but one thing does concern me however. The legend goes that the Buck usually bothers those who made a prior agreement to sustain it in exchange for enormous wealth. Why isn't anyone critiquing the story of this particular family?? Just Food for thought.
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Atleast for our own good, let's consider commercializing this farce known as the 'buck'. Let's learn a thing or two from our Romanian friends some 8,000 kilometers away from our island and commercialize our myths.
The legend or myth of the ‘Buck’ in Trinidad is about a ‘man’, or 'beast', or 'man-beast' of some kind, who for all intents and purposes is just a nuisance. He, or she, eats out your food, and does the dumbest and most absurd stuff like ‘sock your toe’. In fact, who doesn't like a story about a diabolical midget e.g. Austin Powers, Bad Santa, Friday. In all honesty media obsession with this is in an of itself a nuisance. To be quite frank, there are enough "Bucks" in the Parliament of our country. The media, and the police, can probably focus in more of their resources on such. However, this can work to our benefit after all, if we consider (in general) the concept laid out by the Romanians and commercialize our myths.
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