Legend of Rocushe

The beginning

Approximately 14,000 BCE, a great flood took place, and the waters covered the lands for two full moons. The flood killed every human and animal that did not escape to the highest mountain peaks, that stuck out of the waters like islands. As the waters receded, the story begins.

With the receding waters, a bird ended his long exhausting flight and came to rest on a mountain peak. As the bird tried to enjoy a few minutes of overdue sleep, its stomach became to hurt like its bones were breaking. Bearing the pain the bird was able to rest, and when it awoke it had transformed into a man but not a normal man, a man with the face like a wolf and giant feet like a birds.

The native tribes call this creature, Nümozaho. After getting use to its new body, Nümozaho, began to roam the land in search of food. Coming across humans that survived the flood on top of a mountain peak Nümozaho was so terrified he turned to his animal instincts and began killing and feasting. As Nümozaho feasted on his prey he saw a young woman hiding in trees, her skin was like silk, eyes that resembled the stars, and hair the color of night. Nümozaho, was so intrigued by this woman that he did not kill her, but instead he made her his partner.

The native tribes call this woman, Uweé. Uweé, bore four children for Nümozaho, two normal looking girls and one boy. And the fourth child, who was a boy, was not normal he a spitting image of Nümozaho with skin as rough as a rock. Nümozaho was so angry with the appearance of the boy that he cursed him with the name Rocüshé and then Nümozaho went on to killing the mother Uweé.

Nümozaho cast out Rocüshé and cursed him to wonder the lands until the end of times. Rocüshé angry towards his father was so strong that he began his murderous life, killing anything that resembled his likeness; man, wolf, bird. However, Rocüshé’s love for his mother was so strong that he refused to kill a woman.

The Journey

After fourteen winters, Nümozaho bedded one of his daughters and demand of his remaining son to bed the other daughter. This act of breeding begun the growth of Nümozaho family and creating a line of descendants.

After twenty-six winters, Rochüshé came across one of these children a girl resembling his mother Uweé. Rocüshé stole the girl from the camp and ran off with her to be his partner. The native tribes call this girl Ewéa.

Together Rocüshé and Ewéa, raised twenty-six children and forced those children bed each other and to carry out Rocüshé’s anger by killing anything that resembled Rocüshé. Rocüshé’s descendants are believed to resemble the likeness of him.

The Numo Tribe

The Numo tribe of the western United States, are descendants of many different tribes dating back to the Maya, Aztec, and Quechua. The stories of Rocüshé are deeply embedded in their culture. They believe that the anger within Rocüshé is pasted down from generation to generation in their blood. The Numo believe they are descendants of Nümozaho and not Rocüshé, and that over thousands of years the first anger of Nümozaho has long ago left their blood.

The Numo people say that the Rocüshé children are evil and each generation produces exactly twenty-six offspring that are the likeness of Rocüshé. It is believed that these twenty-six offspring possessed by godly spirits and are raised within their community for twenty-six months and then they are carried to the mountain tops and left to grow into their natural unaltered state of being.


The descendants of Rocüshé have been given the nickname “RockHounds”. These RockHounds have been seen all across the world with the largest number of sightings in and west and southwest of North America, stretching through Central America into South America.

With sightings of Rockhounds coinciding with mysterious disappearance of humans and animals, it is believed that they are still on their killing spree. With historical accounts and drawings through these areas, it can be said that there has to be some truth behind this lore. As for why there have been no evidence of the existence of RockHounds, we can possibly rely on the belief of the Numo tribe, “If you look at a Rocüshé through a looking glass his evil spirit will transfer to you through your looking eye”.