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Trotterhead (trotterkopf in German) is a mysterious entity of Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore. The creature is said to be related to witchcraft and described similar to the European bedgoblin.
According to Patrick J. Donmoyer's book Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Braucherei and the Ritual of Everyday Life, "One of the most celebrated of all written blessings used to protect the house and home from the influence of...an entity known as the Trotterkopf - a name that is not easily translated into English, but has been sometimes called 'Trotterhead'...Among the Pennsylvania Dutch, it was perceived that the Trotterkopf was either the spiritual form of a witch, or a spirit sent by a witch to cause harm (Donmoyer 178)."
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