Archive for July, 2009

The lightning bird

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

‘The Impundulu is a mythological creature in the folklore of the tribes of the Southern Africa including the Pondo, the Zulu and the Xhosa. The impundulu, which translates as “lightning bird” takes the form of a black and white bird, the size of a human which is said to summon thunder and lightning with its wings and talons.’ [Wikipedia]

The lightning bird is known to have super special powers, and for being generally creepy all round. Among certain African tribes the Hammerkop is believed to be the lightning bird. The creature only manifests itself as a bird to women and, ‘In one instance a village girl described a black bird that ran up her hoe and left claw marks on her body before it flew back to the clouds.’[Wikipedia]

Both the bird and it’s eggs can be found where lightning strikes, and parts are often used in traditional medicine, sometimes to catch thieves. Apparently the lightning bird also enjoys a good blood fest, and can be found sucking on human blood, most notably enemies of the witchdoctor. Yum yum! Of course it is also known to seduce naughty girls :) MissYucki read that “In 2005, a South African man was convicted of culpable homicide after killing a two year old child he believed to be an impundulu.” [Wikipedia]

Bird Curse

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Updated MissYucki’s Flickr and our illustration page with this crazy eyed pageant princess. goodness, who knows what foul misguided potions MissYucki cooked up for this little dear. We do hope she survives.

New Coat of Arms

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

If you have arrived here in our News page, you will have undoubtedly seen our new Coat of Arms, which I must mention, fills us with joy. After long cups of coffee in the attic, we felt we needed a bit of an update. MissYucki is evolving all the time, and we all need a spark of new fresh pageant power sometimes… so After some mixing and concocting we have added a Muti Garden to our Coat of Arms. Now MissYucki has all her Pageant Power ingredients at the tips of her fingers, ready for plucking. The Coat of Arms holds some suprises so we recommend you go and play, hunt for treasure, you never know where you will end up.

Everyone knows Aloes are great for many kinds of Potions, MissYucki loves her new muti garden, what will grow next?

Everyone knows Aloes are great for many kinds of Potions, MissYucki loves her new muti garden, what will grow next?


Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Well Finally we managed to get around to setting up a gallery of photos from MissYucki’s trip with the Caravana de las Culturas, organised by Meri Ilic and Casa Eslava. MissYucki journeyed along with a theatrical troupe, that performed in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad, to promote cultural acceptance and knowledge. Being a baby of the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, MissYucki fit right in. She jumped in the caravan, and watched all the shows, laughing along with audiences in different towns, cities, and villages in Serbia. Thanks to Meri for the invitation, and go and check out the Casa Eslava website to find out about this years Caravana! Maybe you would like to join!

View the whole gallery HERE in our Pageant Events page….