Blacksmiths are men associated with magical powers. Blacksmiths may have gained their reputation for possessing supernatural powers because of their ability to work with iron.

In African lore, blacksmiths can at will shapeshift into wild animals, especially hyenas, and rob graves at night.

See also :  shapeshifting.

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