March 29th, 2011

Every Five Pages

Stories or myths about changelings in India (specifically Goa)

Hi there! I've just spent an hour scouring all the Google sites I could find on Mythology in India, but I haven't been able to find anything about children being stolen and/or replaced by supernatural beings.

I know that the Changeling myth is very much a European thing, but could anyone tell me if there is an equivalent concept in India? I was particularly wondering if there were myths or folklore about Changelings in Goa, because of the Portuguese influence.

Thank you very much in advance if you can give any help.