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Tintilinić (alternatively Pimpilić, [1] Tintilin or Malik) is a figure in Croatian folklore. He is typically described as a demon [2] child wearing a red cap, [3] soul of an unbaptised child which strolls through houses at night. [4]

The legend is typically recorded on the Croatian coast, as well as among Burgenland Croats in Austria. The folk character has been popularized by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić in her Tales of Long Ago, published in 1916. [5]

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