The messenger god of Germanic mythology was Hermod. Who was that other messenger god from Greek myth? Hermes? Hermod ‘n Hermes! I’m detecting a similarity. Besides serving a nearly identical purpose in their respective pantheons, both Hermod and his Greek counterpart Hermes were among the few who could travel to the land of the dead.
Hermod was the son of Odin and Frigg, and brother of Baldr. When Baldr was killed, Hermod rode Odin’s steed, Sleipnir, down to Helheim to implore Hel to return his brother to the land of the living. Hel refused Hermod’s request, but allowed him to return the ring Draupnir to Odin, which had been cast on Baldr’s funeral pyre, and ended up in Helheim. Hermod made many journeys to the various worlds, often Midgard, the land of men, to deliver messages to mortals and run errands for Odin.
Kurupi is a male fertility spirit and an important figure of Guarani mythology (a South American tribe spread over what is now Brazil). He is a wildman spirit that roams the forests near villages, impregnating the local women in their sleep. He still frequently appears in Brazil’s modern culture.
Kurupi is a short, dark-skinned wildman. He is said to have an abundance of both hair and ugliness. His most distinctive feature, however, would be his… ahem… impressive appendage. He’s well-endowed to the degree that his doodle is approximately three times longer than his height. Because of his massive member, his fashion sense is questionable. To walk comfortably, he wraps his unit around himself, making a stylish belt.
Kurupi is a frisky fellow that wanders around villages at night, having intercourse with the town’s women in their sleep. He often fornicates without even entering the unconscious woman’s home. He instead throws his prehensile-pecker through the window and does his business. Women who have had intercourse with Kurupi always become pregnant. The babies are said to bear a startling resemblance to their father, baby boys especially. They are often short, hairy and inherit a share of their father’s virility.
Many women use Kurupi as an excuse for adulterous behavior and unwanted pregnancies. Young girls are told the story of Kurupi to scare them into chastity.
Here’s the lesson for all the ladies: before you go to sleep tonight, close your window, and keep a sturdy pair of pants on. It may be uncomfortable, but at least you’re not gonna be preggers with hairy, super-donged little monsters.