The story of Uncle Monday changes a little bit depending on who is telling the story. Uncle Monday is a medicine man named Mokole who was taken from Africa and was auctioned off as a slave in South Carolina. Mokole was cunning and escaped from South Carolina and traveled to Florida.
The Seminoles of Florida welcomed Mokole, and His name was changed to Uncle Monday. Monday was the day Mokole was born. Both Uncle Monday and the Seminoles had great affection for the alligators believing this creature was sacred and magical.
When the Union army was trying to clear the Everglades of Seminoles and Uncle Monday. Uncle Monday refused to surrender to the white man. Uncle Monday did a transformation spell to turn himself into a giant alligator with the Seminoles’ help.
After the transformation, Uncle Monday, like a gator, bellowed, bringing hundreds of gators from the water. These gators drove out the army from the swamp. Uncle Monday stayed in the form of a gator and lead his gator army back into the swamp.
Many people believe Uncle Monday still walks the swamps in Florida. He transforms himself from gator to human as needed. If you ask Uncle Monday for help and your intent is pure, Uncle Monday will help.