The Native American Chumash of the Southern coastal regions of California speak of a ghost woman called Momoy, who can either manifest as a very old crone looking like a Witch, or to otherwise appear as a ravishingly beautiful sorceress, of an ethereal appearance, whose visionary manifestation is that of a most wanton Succubus.
Momoy is the spirit of the Datura flower, specifically Datura meteliodes, but this name is actually a synonym of Datura inoxia, which is a Mexican plant, whose flower is narrower than its Datura stramonium counterpart, having ten teeth at its flower rim rather than five. In the US, it is sometimes called ‘Western Jimson weed’ because of its resemblance to Datura stramonium.
The Datura family is known for its potent hallucinogenic properties, which includes Datura stramonium; wherefore Momoy can be very dangerous indeed to the unwary, who has an intriguing link with the author Carlos…
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