Aardvark means 'earth-pig' in Afrikaans. They are very secretive animals so very little is known about their way of life. 


Aardvarks in culture

Eygptian GodThe Egyptian god Set, god of deserts, storms and chaos, is thought to have the head of an aardvark.  What do you think?

In African culture, the aardvark is considered very brave due to its willingness to hunt termites. Hausa magicians make charms from parts of the aardvark. These are said to allow the wearer to pass through walls in the night! Some other peoples, such as those of the Margbetu, Ayanda, and Logo tribes, wear bracelets made of aardvark teeth as good luck charms. 


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