Boujeloud - The Horned One and The Devil

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005

The Horned One and The Devil

An annual festival similar to the ancient Lupercalia still occurs, although not in Italy. Instead it is held in the village of Jajouka, in the foothills of Morocco’s Rif Mountains. There, Boujeloud, another horned male spirit, dances, sewn naked into the skin of a freshly slaughtered goat. The women that he flails with his oleander switches anticipate pregnancy within the year. According to the renowned Master Musicians of Jajouka, Boujeloud was the original source of their music. Like Pan, he is a music teacher.

Various recordings of the Master Musicians of Jajouka exist, including Brian Jones Presents: The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka, recorded in 1968 by Rolling Stone Jones.

See also Faunus; CALENDAR: Lupercalia.