The Arquetu is a mythological being that appears in Cantabrian mythology as an old man with the drawing of a green cross and 7 keys on his forehead. He lends money to those foolish enough to spend their fortune but if they do it again, he punishes them by giving them a curse of eternal poverty.[1]


  1. Hernúñez, Pollux, Monstruos, Duendes Y Seres Fantasticos De La Mitología Cantabra, pg. 100

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