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'Grýla' by Þrándur Þórarinsson. Grýla, is in Icelandic mythology, a horrifying monster and a giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. She is said to come from the mountains at Yuletide in search of naughty children. The Grýla legend has been frightening to the people of Iceland for many centuries - her name is even mentioned in Snorri Sturluson’s thirteenth century Edda. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children – her favorite dish was a stew of naughty kids...

In Icelandic mythology Grýla is a terrible mountain-dwelling monster and giantess who ventures down from her lair at Christmas time in search of naughty children to cook in a stew and eat, with the vain hope of remedying her insatiable appetite.

This is Krampus. In the folklore of Alpine cultures, Krampus comes along with St. Nick on Christmas. Good children get presents, and bad children get stuffed in a satchel by a black demon, carried home to his lair and roasted alive. Now BE GOOD.

Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.

SELKIE    [noun]    (also known as silkies or selchies) mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.

SELKIE [noun] (also known as silkies or selchies) mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals

Will O the Wisp Legend | The mysterious ignis fatuus or will o'the wisp ~ photo

Did you know? A jack-of the-lantern is a carved pumpkin that is associated with Halloween. But did you now that it was named after the phenomenon of strange flickering lights that used to be seen over peat bogs?

Buruburu - Forest-dwelling ghost that causes victims to shiver violently

Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon, 1881 features woodblock prints illustrated by Nabeta Gyokuei. This one is ”Buruburu - Forest-dwelling ghost that causes victims to shiver violently”.