Mai Dawa

Mai Dawa

Owner of the Bush; The Bow Man; The Short Man

Also known as:

Mai Baka



Mai Dawa is the head of the eighth house of Bori spirits, the House of Archers and Hunters. Mai Dawa, courageous master hunter, is afraid of nothing. He’s a spirit hunter, not a regular hunter: his prey includes Demons. Mai Dawa’s primary wife is Barhaza, Inna’s younger sister. Details of his parentage are hazy.

The afflictions that Mai Dawa causes and controls include unexplained bleeding. His illness begins as a slight cold but accelerates. The victim develops a head or bronchial cough but eventually coughs up blood. Because it’s a progressive illness, Mai Dawa leaves time for the victim to consult a shamanic healer who can prescribe treatment. Mai Dawa also possesses poison arrows for which no antidote exists.


Mai Dawa crouches as he walks, like a hunter stalking prey, hence his epithet, the Short Man. He’s not that short when he stands up straight.


Bow and arrow



See Also:

Barhaza; Bori; Inna; Ochossi


Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.