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Monster of the Week: The Asasabonsam. When we think of vampires, we often envision the European type, not realizing that there are all types of vampires throughout the world. One of the more interesting variations of the vampire myth is a creature known as the asasabonsam. The asasabonsam is a peculiar vampire derived from Ghana lore. The Republic of Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. The word “Ghana” means “Warrior King.” The legend of the ...

Asasabonsam- Ghana, western Africa myth: an arboreal vampire that had extremely long limbs with hooked toe claws because it hung upside down from branches to snatch up people passing by. It would suck the blood out of their thumbs.

Qalupalik is an Inuit mythological creature. It is a human-like creature that lives in the sea, with long hair, green skin, and long fingernails. The myth is that qalupaliks wear an amautiit (a form of pouch that Inuit parents wear to carry their children) so they can take babies and children away who disobey their parents. Qalupalik 2 by joy-ang.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Qalupalik 2 by Joy Ang, an illustration from the children's book "Qalupalik", Joy Ang, Canadian born, Based in Edmonton Canada.

Obayifo- West African myth: a vampire/witch-like creature that may inhabit the bodies of ordinary people. they have shifty eyes and are obsessed with food. at night, their armpits and anus emit a phosphorescent light.

Obayifo- West African myth: a vampire/witch-like creature that may inhabit the bodies of ordinary people. they have shifty eyes and are obsessed with food. at night, their armpits and anus emit a phosphorescent light.

Archeri - A demonic spirit from Native American and eastern mythology, the Archeri takes the form of a little girl and delights in spreading disease to children and the elderly. She is often seen as a frail little girl with pale grey skin who lives in the mountains. When disturbed by human activity she will come down from the mountain and dance into festivals and harvests in order to attract children to her. Children are then infected by the Archeri casting its shadow on them…

anatomicdeadspace: “In Native American lore the Acheri is a ghost of a little girl who brings disease, especially to children. The ghost lives on mountaintops and comes into valleys during the night.

The Nuckelavee is a horse-like demon from Orcadian mythology that combines equine and human elements. It is considered the most horrible demon in all of Scotland and the name Nuckelavee may be derived from a nickname for Satan, 'Old Nick'. The demon's foul breath could kill crops and sicken livestock, and it was held responsible for droughts and epidemics on land, despite it being primarily from the sea.

Name: Nuckelavee, Nuckalavee Area or Origin: Orkney Islands, Scotland The Nuckelavee is a horse-like demon from Orcadian mythology that combines equine and human elements. It is considered the most horrible demon in all of Scotland and the name.

Murmur. "In human form he teaches Philosophy in a harsh grating voice, and can oblige the souls of the deceased to appear before the conjurer to answer every desired question." Read more here: http://www.theparanormalguide.com/blog/murmur

"In human form he teaches Philosophy in a harsh grating voice, and can oblige the souls of the deceased to appear before the conjurer to answer every desired question.

Slav Mythology (a small part of it)

Slav Mythology (a small part of it)

Богиня Мара

Maran Maran (singular mara, roughly translated as “nightmare”) are terrifying female beings that haunt people at night. They crawl upon the victim’s chest while they sleep, suffocating them and sucking out their life force.

Onryo - Japanese Ghost - They are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions, such as jealousy, rage or hatred, that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful, wrathful spirit bent on vengeance on anyone or anything it encounters.

Onryo is a Japanese ghost of a person who died with intense passion, such as jealousy and/or rage. The person's soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful spirit bent on vengeance to anyone or anything it encounters.

Likho, liho (Polish: licho) is an embodiment of evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology, a creature with one eye, often depicted as an old, skinny woman in black (One-eyed Likho) or as an evil male goblin of forests. Likho is not a real proper name, but a noun meaning bad luck in modern Russian.

Likho- Ukrainian folklore: a one-eyed male goblin. He was depicted as a bad spirit that could cling to your neck. They were portrayed in their versions of fairy tales to teach children morals and lessons.

Nordic folklore, some interesting mythological creatures and figures

Nordic folklore

Nordic folklore these creatures have a likely origin of the Jotner in Norse mythology. Jotner were most damaging to the Norse gods , but sometimes benefit

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