Definitions for "Abatwa"
Keywords:  zulu, nomadic, ants, reclusive, shy
Legendary South African 'little people' from the Zulu traditions, said to be small enough to ride ants and take shelter under single blades of grass. Folklore states that these people are nomadic hunters capable of killing and consuming large animals. Alleged to be shy and reclusive creatures, the Abatwa sometimes will give advice or aid to human beings.
In Zulu mythology, Abatwa are said to be tiny humans said to be able to hide beneath a blade of grass and to be able to ride ants. They are said to live a nomadic lifestyle and continually on the hunt for game.