For the episode, see El Cuegle.
El Cuegle (Wesen)
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Notables: Dead Isidoro Malpica

An El Cuegle (el KWEG-ley; Span. Cuegle) is a monster-like Wesen that appeared in "El Cuegle".


When they woge, El Cuegle gain blue-gray or purple-gray skin, yellow claw-like fingernails, and a mouth full of razor sharp snaggle-teeth. They also lose their hair. Setting them apart from other Wesen is their third eye, which resides just above the other two, and a secondary right arm that grows roughly around the lower cervical and upper thoracic region.

El Cuegle are incredibly strong creatures and are able to take on several grown men, including a Grimm, at the same time. El Cuegle are able to easily overpower single individuals in a fight, particularly by pinning them down to the ground or pinning both of their arms to their side while simultaneously punching them with their third arm. Their third arm appears to be their strongest, as they use it to easily toss fully grown adults aside, as well as knock people unconscious. However, they are no more durable than humans and can die from the impact of a long fall.

They possess a truly unique ability: with one eye they see the past, the other the present, and the third the future. Through this ability, they will receive visions of a baby who has been recently born that will grow up to do something terrible, usually mass murder or serial killing, should they be allowed to live. These visions cause El Cuegle terrible migraines which have the potential to knock them to the floor and make them lose control of their woge. In the worst cases, El Cuegle will experience convulsions and foam at the mouth.


El Cuegle take no pleasure in eating babies, only doing it to end their vision migraines and to potentially save innocent lives. This displeasure can be so strong, however, that they might be tempted to return the baby they kidnapped. They keep the targeted infant for what is referred to as the "Hours of Dread." This waiting period is no less than one day and no longer than two, dreading having to eat the infant the whole time. El Cuegle will not eat a baby until they are certain of Abortar Mal Futuro (uh-bohr-TAHR MAHL foo-TOO-roh; Span. "abort the bad future"), meaning the baby is safe until the El Cuegle confirms through its visions that the baby will indeed grow up to do bad things. El Cuegle are aware that during the Hours of Dread, there is a chance that the likelihood of the previously foreseen bad outcome is not absolute and could therefore be somehow aborted.

El Cuegle are not afraid of Grimms and are more than willing to take them head on if the Grimm in question is protecting a targeted baby. They are resentful of Grimms because they do not and never have truly understood the plight of El Cuegle.

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

I've had the good fortune to never encounter this Wesen personally. However, I knew of a woman who was not so lucky. She was preyed upon by the savage three-eyed, three-armed beast in the mountainous region of Cantabria, a part of Spain where this notorious Wesen is known as El Cuegle. The evil El Cuegle stalks mothers and kidnaps their newborn babes. He keeps them for the Hours of Dread.

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Season 6 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

A three-eyed, three-armed Wesen from Spain, El Cuegle sees the past, present and future with each of its eyes. With this great power comes great responsibility as El Cuegle is terrorized by visions of future violent acts. The only way to stop these events before they happen is to kidnap the perpetrator as a baby and eat them.



  • The cuegle is a monster in Cantabrian folklore. Walking on two legs and roughly humanoid in shape, it has black skin, three arms without hands or fingers, five rows of teeth, a single stubby horn and three eyes in its head: one green, one red, and one blue. Despite its small size, it has great strength.
  • The action illustration in the Grimm diary is an altered version of one of Francisco Goya's 14 Black Paintings, most often referred to as Saturn Devouring His Son.
Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Barbatus Ossifrage, Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Fuilcré, Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Inugami, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Cetancodont Wesen Taweret
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio Innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad, Wettbewerbsgewinner
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Falconid Wesen Uhranuti
Feline Wesen Klaustreich, Weten Ogen
Hexapod Wesen Ataktos Fuse, Gevatter Tod, Jinnamuru Xunte, Kackenkopf, Mellifer, Musasat Alsh-Shabab
Lagomorpha Wesen Willahara
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Furis Rubian, Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv, Wasser Zahne
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Mustelid Wesen Ungeziefer Greifer
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Hasenfussige Schnecke, Matança Zumbido, Unnamed Red Herring-like Wesen
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Alpe, Aswang, Cupiditas, El Cucuy, El Cuegle, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann, Zerstörer
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Riesen-Ratte, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Kitsune, Vulpesmyrca

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