Witches are made for kids, especially on Halloween. Witches can be good or evil, just like in the Wizard of Oz, where there are the evil witches of the West and East and the good witch of the North, Glenda. Whatever society you look at throughout the Ages, there are witches a-plenty. However, Baba Yaga is one of the most ‘bootlegiest’ witches because she is super mean to kids. My kids, in whatever country they live in, definitely do not like her because she is threatening to ruin all soccer matches this Fall and the Men’s World Cup in 2026. As soccer developed as a sport, the witches got more intense. The Mongols had their

Witches and beliefs. Their witches were the shamins that could divine the future and revered the sun, moon and stars. The Mongols rode throughout the deserts and steppes as if fire came from the hooves of their steeds as they brought the sport of soccer to all corners of their empire. First Tamujin, (Kublai Khan) and then his grandson, Genghis Khan spread the sport far and wide. “The Aztecs and Mayans had their beliefs in witches and the underworld and those witches were a part of the religion which surrounded the game as it was played. Game losers would be losers of their lives if it was decreed by the Underworld.

“The Olmecs started it, the Maya tweaked it, and the Aztecs nailed it!!”

The Meso-American ballgame, played with a solid rubber ball – weighing at around ten pounds... Mayans, who added their own special twist. Humans and the lords of the underworld battled it out playing the game, according to the creation story the known as the Popol Vuh. In this way, the ball court was a portal to Xibalba — Mayan underworld. On the European continent witches existed in the countries and were transitioning out of paganism. Early Christian authorities that wrote in Greek and Latin, decided to call these beings demons. Demons were fallen angels and inherently evil. Demons assaulted humanity under the command of their prince, Satan, and their beliefs in spirits of nature. The Amazonian Forest of Brazil knew only of the shoelace monster, like me and the other relics of their beliefs and monsterdom. Their Shamin was a divine who was felt to be able to look into the future and cure illness. The most powerful spirit was that of the Jaguar spirit. Shoelace Monster’s dad, Poppa-Ooh-Mow-Mow always said that he had the spirit of the Jaguar inside him. For he could see the future. He could see the future of soccer in America as being one of the greatest countries of the sport of soccer.


Halloween should be fun for the good witches of history and all soccer kids in America. After all the Fall season is still upon us so it is prime time for all the goblins, giblins, tricksters to come out and delight in the festivities. Your soccer kids are in Shooie’s future. Follow the evolution of the game of soccer as well as the exploits of these monsters. In The Soccer Tales Trilogy which consists of Soccer Tales - Legend of the Shoelace Monster, Soccer Tales II - Born to Play the Game, and Soccer Tales III - Baba Yaga’s Revenge you will definitely learn the game. Read The Soccer Tales Trilogy and enjoy your trickin’ and treatin’ but let mom’s and pop’s check out the treats before you eat ‘em. Hey, Shooie finessed you with that rap??
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