Guallipen (Huallepen) In the folklore of the Araucanian Indians of Chile, a fantastic amphibious animal. It has the head of a calf and the body of a sheep. If a pregnant woman sees, hears, or dreams of a guallipen on three successive nights, her child will be born deformed. Often the guallipen will rape ewes or cows, though the offspring will occasionally look like the mother, with only the feet or muzzle deformed.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante