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|Alternate Names/Spellings||Encerrado, (pl) Los Encerrados|
|Origins||South American Mythology|
The Chivato is a creature with origins in South American mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of its existence first arise in the mythology, legend and folklore of Chile.