Image of Sasabonsam and his transformed form taken from the Asanbosam Ghoul Card in the VtES deck

Sasabonsam are long-limbed metavariant ghouls from Western Africa. The majority of the population of Asamando are Sasabonsam. The Sasabonsam consider themselves to be superior than the other strains of Infected and make up the entirety of the upper class of Asamando

Origins[edit | edit source]

The Sasabonsam originally belonged to the folklore of the Ashanti of southern Ghana, as well as Côte d’Ivoire and Togo. It is said to have iron teeth and iron hooks for feet and to live in trees, attacking from above.

In mythology, it is usually portrayed as an archetypical ogre: according to “A Dictionary of World Mythology“,

" the hairy Sasabonsam has large blood-shot eyes, long legs, and feet pointing both ways. Its favourite trick is to sit on the high branches of a tree and dangle its legs so as to entangle the unwary hunter."

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