In the past, lukkok was known as kumantongs because the traditional way of making kumanthong involves surgically removing a dead fetus from the deceased mother and drying it over fire. The dried corpse would then be covered with gold leaves, hence the word “Golden Child”. The maker has to well-versed in magic so as to prevent the ghost mother from taking its child back and to prevent it from hurting the maker. Such methods are still practised illegally in rural parts of Thailand but the effigy is known as lukkok now instead of kumanthong. Confused? Basically, in the past, the product that came out from the ritual of roasting human fetus is called kumantongs. Now, the product that came out from this ritual is called lukkok.