The Billiken


Woman imagines a deity, it become part of the native cultures of Alaska and Japan. That's pretty weird.

Wikipedia entry here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon May 23, 2016
     Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts | Religion | Superstition | Foreign Customs | 1900s

Like many fad toys, like the Pet Rock, the Slinky, the Hula Hoop, Pogs, etc., it faded into obscurity. I think I have just one fad toy that caught my fancy - a black Furbie. It still works and I would turn it on and let it drive my parrot nuts.
Posted by KDP on 05/23/16 at 05:05 PM
The Billiken is also the mascot of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. In their fight song, they shorten it to Bills. I'm reasonably certain this photo was taken on their campus. As far as odd college mascots go, the Banana Slug of UC-Santa Cruz has to be my favorite.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/24/16 at 08:27 AM
A remarkable bird is the pilliken;
Its bill can hold more than its billiken.
Posted by R'Chard on 06/03/16 at 11:20 PM
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