Madagascan mol Hemiceratoides hieroglyphica drink tears at night in birds and moles Mecistoptera griseifusa and at all in crocodiles and other large animals.
In ancient Rome, lemurs called souls of dead, who did not find rest in the realm of the dead and returning at night to the living world. In the 16th century when the first Europeans came to Madagascar and met small animals with enormous glowing eyes.
In the culture of Madagascar especially significant honoring the dead, and their belief in spirits. Particularly shocking famadihana - ritual exhumation and reburial of the dead in their new clothes. This is accompanied by ritual dancing and singing and c