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A mystical creature with hooves and its tracks hooves

A mystical creature with hooves and its tracks

There are a huge number of different traces, which for various reasons are attributed to unexplained. We refer only hoof-like footprints to this phenomenon, since in all cases of their appearance there are common signs that differ from other phenomena in which the appearance of unusual footprints appears.

Hoof-like footprints in many cultures are traditionally associated with evil spirits. Different peoples consider devils, demons, the devil, as well as witches with hooves instead of legs, the damned, etc. to be the source of their origin.

Thus, the phenomenon of "devil's footprints" will be considered hoof-like signs that have appeared on various surfaces that have certain signs of deviation from the norm (the rate of occurrence, the distance between the prints, etc.)

The stories about the "devil's footprints" are rooted in remote antiquity. The very first mention can be considered the year 929. In Japan, "devilish traces" were observed on the territory of the imperial palace.  The earliest written mention that could be found dates back to 1205.
According to Ralph Cogeshell (who also described strange phenomena in his era), a writer of the 13th century, on July 19, 1205, strange hoof prints appeared after a severe thunderstorm.

The most famous case is considered to be an incident called "The Devil's Footprints in Devon", which may have taken place in February 1855 near the estuary of Aix in South Devon. A brief description of this fact: On the night of February 7-8, 1855, at 1.00 or 2.00, after a heavy snowfall, hoof-like signs appeared on the snow. These footprints, most of which measured about 4 inches long and about three inches wide, ranging from eight to sixteen inches apart and following approximately the same straight direction (albeit with slight deviations), were found in more than thirty locations throughout Devon and partly in Dorset. It was estimated that the total length of the route during which they met ranged from 40 to 100 miles. Houses, rivers, haystacks, fences and other obstacles did not stop the one who left these traces: they were found on the roofs of houses, their walls up to 14 feet high and even at the entrance and exit of small sewage pipes with a diameter of four inches. The tracks were so named because some people believed that they were the tracks of Satan, as they were allegedly made by cloven hooves. Many theories were put forward to explain this incident, and many aspects of it, as well as its reliability in general, were questioned even at that time; nevertheless, this event caused a rather serious (albeit short-term and quickly forgotten) mass hysteria.

There are very few primary sources telling about this event. Only documents found after the publication in 1950 of an article about the incident by the Devonshire Historical Society, which asked for help in finding additional information, are known. After that, a collection of articles and letters from the 1850s by Vicar Ellcombe was discovered, among which there is a letter to him from his friend Vicar Mcgrove, containing his letter to the newspaper The Illustrated London News marked "Not for print" and with a drawing of traces allegedly made from nature, and there were also found indications of other newspaper articles telling about this event; according to them, the identity of the first correspondent who told about the traces was established: he turned out to be the future curator of one of the Exter museums, who was 19 years old at that time.

There are four relatively reliable sources about the event, which are not far from him in time: letters from Ellacombe, a letter from Mcgrove, a report from Exeter and a certain letter from an anonymous author to one of the newspapers, in which he suggests that otters left the tracks. All subsequent articles, including those mentioned above, as well as Busk's 1890 article, where he cited eyewitness accounts, reprinted in 1922, appeared much later than the event, so they should be treated with caution.

There is information about several other similar incidents in other parts of the world, although none of them had the same scale as the case in Devon.

James Clark Ross wrote that during the Antarctic Expedition of 1839-1843 on the island of Kerguelen in 1840, he discovered strange horseshoe-shaped tracks - first on the ground, in the snow, and then on a rock where there was no snow. The tracks looked like the tracks of a horse or a donkey, but there were no such animals either on the expedition or on the island itself.

Fifteen years before the Devonian events, in 1840, The Times wrote that in Scotland, in Glen Orchy, on March 14, strange tracks similar to the prints of cloven hooves were found at a distance of up to 12 miles. The one who left them was, if we proceed from the depth of the tracks, a large size (about the size of a large foal) and at the same time limped.

In The Illustrated London News in March 1855, an article was published by a newspaper correspondent in Heidelberg, who, referring to an "authoritative Polish doctor of medicine," reported that on a Sandy Hill in the Kingdom of Poland, on the border with Galicia, such traces are found in the snow (and sometimes in the sand) every year, and local residents believe that they are being abandoned by a supernatural being.

1886: New Zealand.

1909: New Jersey, USA, beaches near Gloucester.

1945: Belgium.

1950: Devonshire (beach) again.

1952: Scotland.

1954: Brazil.

In the fall of 1957 in the magazine Tomorrow ("Tomorrow") An article by paranormal researcher Eric Dingwall titled "The Devil Walks Again" has appeared. It, in particular, cited the story of 26-year-old Colin Wilson (later a famous writer) about how in the summer of 1950, on one of the deserted sea beaches of Devonshire, he saw strange prints similar to hoofprints on the smooth and dense surface of wet sand, compacted by sea waves.
1974: The slopes of Etna, Sicily.

1976: Alps near Nice and near Lake Siljan (Norway).

Year 2000 (January 23): Cleveland (Ohio).

On March 12, 2009, there were reports in the press that the same traces appeared again at night in Devon, photos were even published, but official science did not give any comments on this.

This also includes various urban legends and stories about a woman with hooves. They do not have any specific geographical location. Very similar mentions of people with hooves are found almost throughout the territory of modern Russia and neighboring countries. Remotely similar urban legends are already known in almost all parts of the world.

For example, in the Voronezh Region, Verkhnyaya Khava and Kashirsky district are famous for the appearance of "women with hooves". At the same time, the cases and epics of the Upper Hava describe no longer the appearance of traces, but the "woman" herself. The case that occurred in the Kashirsky district in 1997 is rather similar to the Devonian one. Hypotheses of the origin of the "devil's footprints" are similar to hypotheses explaining the footprints from the incident in Devon.

Over the years, researcher Mike Dash, who collected materials about this event, summarized all the primary and secondary sources he found in the article "The Devil's Hoofmarks: Source Material on the Great Devon Mystery of 1855" ("Traces of the Devil: Materials for Studying the Great Devon Mystery of 1855"), first published in Fortean Studies in in 1994. He, without denying the reality of the fact as such, came to the conclusion that there was not and could not be any one "source" of the origin of the tracks: some of them were almost certainly a hoax, some were left by quite ordinary four-legged animals - for example, donkeys or horses, and some - mice. At the same time, he admitted that this could not explain all the reports of footprints (especially those allegedly found in cities), and that "the mystery remains."

Conventionally, they can be divided into mystical, natural and mystification.

A natural air balloon.

  • Author Jeffrey Househall suggested that the traces were left by an experimental balloon, mistakenly released from Devonport, by means of links at the ends of its mooring ropes. The source of the version was a local resident, Major Carter, whose grandfather worked in Devonport at the time. Carter stated that the incident was hushed up because the balloon destroyed several winter gardens, greenhouses and windows before it landed on the ground in Honton. Although this version can explain the shape of the tracks, it seems very doubtful that the ball could follow such a strict trajectory for a long time and not catch the ropes on a tree or other object.
  • Jumping mice. The aforementioned Mike Dash in his article indicates that at least some traces, especially those found on the roofs of houses, could well have been left by forest mice, which rushed to the cities due to unusually cold weather. The footprint that remains in the snow after the mouse jumps looks like a cloven hoof due to the movement of the mouse during the jump. Dash claims that the theory of the "mouse factor" appeared in The Illustrated London News back in March 1855 (because the article about this event, despite the request of the vicar, was still printed, for the first time - on February 13). It was noticed that in some places the tracks seemed to be interrupted after all, which was explained by the attack on mice by birds of prey (for example, owls), and allegedly the corpses of mice were even sometimes found next to the tracks. The mouse could also quite easily climb the walls and even crawl through the pipes. Thus, to date, the version about forest mice is the only one that could at least partially explain this event from the point of view of science.
  • Mass hysteria. In addition, it was often assumed that this whole story was the result of a sudden mass hysteria caused by the comparison of various traces of the same origin (which could well have been left by cattle, badgers, otters, and so on) and their passing off as a single whole. This also includes the version of the origin of traces from known living beings.
  • Kangaroo. In his letter to The Illustrated London News, Vicar Mcgrove wrote that there were rumors that a kangaroo had escaped from a private menagerie in Sidmouth. However, there are no sources of information on the reliability of this event, how a kangaroo could cross the estuary is unclear, and Mcgrove himself wrote then that he himself invented a story about a kangaroo to calm and distract his flock, who believed that the Devil really visited their land.


  • One-legged. According to one version, expressed by unknown people, the tracks were left by an animal called one-legged - he was reported to have been first seen in 1001 on the island of Labrador by a Viking Bjorf Heriolsen; the animal had only one leg, but moved with extraordinary speed. However, the newspaper that printed this version said that it was more likely to believe that the Devil really left the traces than to believe in the existence of a one-legged man.
  • Jack the jumper. The history of the Devil's Footprints was also associated with Jack the Jumper, a character in the English urban legend of those times. But even if we assume that the Jack-jumper actually existed, then this version seems very doubtful. Firstly, Jack's appearances were not recorded in Devon at that time. Secondly, there is a description of the traces of the "real" Jack, and according to him they are not similar to those found in Devon. Jack the Jumper, or Spring-Heeled Jack (English Spring-Heeled Jack), is a character in English folklore of the Victorian era, a humanoid creature, notable primarily for its ability to make jumps of amazing height.

The very first reports of the appearance of Jack the Jumper in London are dated 1837. Later, his appearances were recorded in many places in England - especially in London itself, its suburbs, Liverpool, Sheffield, the Midlands (central England) and even Scotland. The "peak" of messages occurred in the 1850s-1880s; despite the fact that a number of reports of meetings with Jack from England and even other countries were received in the XX century, the last date of his appearance is considered to be 1904.

There are a large number of theories about the nature and personality of Jack the Jumper, but none of them is scientifically proven and does not give affirmative answers to all questions related to Jack's "activity". Thus, his story remains unexplained to this day, science does not know about the device with which a person could make Jack-like jumps, and the fact of his real existence is disputed by a significant number of historians. The urban legend of Jack the Jumper was incredibly popular in England in the second half of the XIX century - primarily because of his unusual appearance, aggressive eccentric behavior (Jack often attacked people) and the mentioned ability to make incredible jumps in height, to the point that Jack became the hero of several works of fiction."tabloid literature" of the XIX-XX centuries.

The story of Jack the Jumper is significant because of two points. Firstly, his image had a huge impact on the "comic culture" of the XX century, and it was his attire that became the prototype of the "superhero (or supervillain) costume". Secondly, it is the only "intelligent mystical being" in the history of mankind, whose "case" was discussed at the level of a state institution that came to recognize its reality.

There are many versions of hoax methods.

  • For example, that the traces could have been left by some "unknown hot metal object".
A nachzehrer anthropomorphic creature hurting people living dead the bare bones of the skeleton

A nachzehrer

A mythical creature from the North German medieval folklore, often associated with vampires.

Unlike vampires, a nachzehrer, as they say in the legends, does not drink the blood of living people, and eat their own dead body, by which the distance is infecting people with a fatal disease (particularly plague) and drains their life force.

The more they eat, the weaker becomes their family members dying one after another from disease and exhaustion. To identify it can be turned to large fingers and open the left eye.

They may be died an unusual death (e.g., suicide or accident) or the first cases of a large group of people who died from some illness (usually the plague), and they supposedly could become drowned or children who died at birth.

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A vampire afraid of sunlight anthropomorphic creature asks to log in drinking the blood flying creature glowing eyes goes through walls it feeds on life energy living dead no shadow sexual relations with the victim superpowered creature the manipulation of the actions of the victim the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim turns into an animal turns into fog

A vampire

Vampire is a word of unknown, though rather late, origin, found in German, Romance and most Slavic languages; but it is not in Church Slavonic, nor in medieval Latin, nor even in Ancient and Middle German. It came to the West of Europe from Germany, where, in turn, it was adopted from the Slavs. It means a dead man who has risen from the grave, who sucks the blood of sleeping people.

Below we will describe a brief history of beliefs in vampires.

Stories of the dead shedding blood are found in almost all cultures around the world, including the most ancient. Vampire—like spirits called Lilu are mentioned in early Babylonian demonology, and blood-sucking akshars are mentioned in even earlier Sumerian mythology. In India, stories about vetals, vampire-like creatures that inhabit corpses, were common in Sanskrit short stories.

The myth of vampires in the form in which it is known to us appeared in Eastern Europe from Slavic folklore, where vampires were creatures that kill people by drinking their blood or by strangulation (this is discussed in more detail in the next section).

In the XVIII century in Eastern Europe, the threat of vampires was taken very seriously. Even civil servants were involved in the hunt for them.

It all started with an outbreak of complaints about vampire attacks in East Prussia in 1721 and in the Habsburg Monarchy from 1725 to 1734. Two well-known (and for the first time fully documented by the authorities) cases involved Peter Blagojevich (Peter Plogojowitz) and Arnold Paole (Arnold Paole) from Serbia. According to the story, Blagojevich died at the age of 62, but returned a couple of times after his death, asking for food from his son. The son refused and was found dead the next day. Soon Blagojevich returned and attacked some neighbors who died of blood loss.

In another famous case, Arnold Paole, a former soldier turned farmer who was allegedly attacked by a vampire a few years ago, died while haymaking. After his death, people began to die and everyone believed that it was Paole who was hunting the neighbors.

In the XVIII—XIX centuries, the belief in vampires reached not only the ears of the King of England, but also spread throughout New England, in particular to Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut. There are many documented cases in these areas where families dug up those they used to love and took out the hearts of corpses, believing that the deceased was a vampire responsible for illnesses and deaths in the family (although the word "vampire" was never used to describe him or her).

The belief in vampires still exists. Although some cultures have retained their original beliefs in the undead, most modern believers are influenced by the artistic image of the vampire as he appears in films and literature.

In the 1970s, there were rumors (spread by the local press) about a vampire hunting at the Highgate Cemetery in London. Adult vampire hunters crowded into the cemetery in large numbers. Among several books describing this case, one can note the books of Sean Manchester, a local resident who was one of the first to suggest the existence of the "Highgate Vampire" and who claimed to have expelled and destroyed all the vampire nest in the area.

In the modern folklore of Puerto Rico and Mexico, the chupacabra is considered to be the creature that feeds on the flesh or drinks the blood of domestic animals. This gives reason to consider her another kind of vampire.

In late 2002 and early 2003, hysteria about the so-called vampire attacks spread across the African country of Malawi. The mob stoned one to death and attacked at least four others, including Governor Eric Chiwaya, based on the belief that the government was in cahoots with vampires.

In Romania in February 2004, some relatives of the late Toma Petre feared that he had become a vampire. They pulled out his corpse, tore out his heart, burned it and mixed the ashes with water to drink it later.

In January 2005, rumors surfaced that someone had bitten several people in Birmingham, England. Then there were rumors of a vampire wandering around the neighborhood. However, the local police claimed that such crimes were not reported. Apparently, this case was an urban legend.

In 2006, the American mathematical physicist Costas J. Efthimiou (PhD in mathematical physics, associate professor at the University of Central Florida), together with his student Sohang Gandhi, published an article that used geometric progression to try to expose the peculiarities of vampire nutrition, arguing that if every feeding If a vampire gives birth to another vampire, then it's only a matter of time when the entire population of the Earth will consist of vampires, or when vampires will die out. However, the idea that the victim of a vampire becomes a vampire herself does not appear in all vampire folklore, and is not generally accepted among modern people who believe in vampires.

Some types of vampires (for example, East Slavic), not only drink blood, but also have a sexually erotic interest, thus feeding on vital energy. From such love, a woman loses weight, turns pale, pines, gets sick, loses vitality, becomes withdrawn, silent and dies.

It is difficult to make a general description of the folklore vampire, since its features vary greatly from different cultures. Below we will give a few common features of vampires:

  • A vampire is a relatively immortal being, you can kill him, but he does not age.

  • This is a supernatural being, and it has physical strength that is many times greater than human strength, not to mention supernatural abilities.

  • The appearance of a European vampire consists mostly of features by which it can be distinguished from an ordinary corpse, once the grave of a suspected vampire is opened. The vampire has a healthy appearance and ruddy skin (possibly pale), he is often plump, he has regrown hair and nails, and everything else he is not decomposed at all.

  • The most common ways to destroy a vampire is to drive an aspen stake into his heart, decapitate and completely incinerate the body.

  • Chinese vampire stories also claim that if a vampire stumbles upon a bag of rice on his way, he/she will count all the grains. Similar myths are recorded on the Indian peninsula, in South America

  • The objects protecting against vampires (as well as from other supernatural beings) were garlic (this is more typical of European legends), sunlight, wild rose stalk, hawthorn and all sacred things (cross, holy water, crucifix, rosary beads, star of David, etc.), as well as aloe, suspended behind or near the door, according to South American superstitions. In eastern legends, sacred things like the Shinto seal were often protected from vampires. In the Christian tradition, vampires cannot enter a church or other sacred place, as they are servants of the devil.

  • It is sometimes believed that vampires can change shape. They could transform into wolves, rats, moths, spiders, snakes, owls, ravens and many others.

  • Vampires from European legends do not cast shadows and have no reflection. Perhaps this is due to the vampire's lack of a soul.

  • Some peoples have a belief that a vampire cannot enter a house without an invitation.

Despite this, the phenomenon is not vampirism itself as such, since bloodlust, as a type of nutrition, is inherent in creatures known to science.

Although it is now the 21st century, myths and legends firmly live in human society. The myth of the vampire phenomenon is no exception. If earlier the image of a vampire terrified a person, now it is being romanticized. Imitators appear in this image, ranging from harmless teenagers walking through cemeteries at night, and ending with violent maniacs who actually drink the blood of their victims.

In the modern world, in addition to the established image of a vampire as a person who has risen from the grave and drinks blood, new variations have appeared. Since blood was considered a receptacle of vital energy, now simply energy is considered food for vampires in human form. Hence the belief in energy vampires. Thirst for blood, as a type of food, mostly remained only for animals of unknown origin (for example, chupacabra).

A-Mi-Cook long limbs tentacles water creature


In Inuit mythology, a sea monster that lives in the waters of the Bering Strait around the city of St. Michael, washing Alaska.

Ä-mi’-kuk is the original spelling of the name.

He attacks kayakers who have sailed far from the shore, and drags them to the bottom with the help of tentacles. It is covered with slime and is able to move easily both under water and ice, and underground (when it breaks through tunnels, lake water goes into the sea, when it returns, the water also returns). ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌​‌​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

The creature has four long tentacles or (in another version) tenacious human arms and legs (or four arms).

Abnauayu long limbs tentacles water creature


A creature from Abkhazian mythology that lives in the forest. The literal translation is "forest man".

This is a huge furry humanoid monster with a steel protrusion sticking out of its chest (in some sources, an axe), characterized by extraordinary physical strength and rage. He has huge claws, and his eyes and nose are like ordinary people. It is believed that it is able to talk.

It lives in dense forests (there was a belief that one lives in each forest gorge).

Abnauayu knows in advance the name of the hunter or shepherd he will meet. He can kill a person by clutching the victim to his chest. with his protrusion, he cuts it in half.

About-kuby a separate part of the body flying creature hurting people


In Japanese mythology, a spirit that looks like flying in the sky a huge severed female head. Most often, they just smirked and fly in the sky and chase people, knocking down umbrellas and scaring any other way.

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Abumi-guti long limbs tentacles water creature


According to Japanese mythology, a creature that appears from a stirrup lost by a warrior (an animated stirrup).

The name Abumi-guti translates from Japanese 鐙口 (Abumi-guchi is transliterated in Latin) - "stirrup-mouth".

A strange furry creature that is born from an old horse stirrup, which belonged to a warrior-rider who died in the war, in the event that comrades-in-arms left the stirrup abandoned on the battlefield. It was believed that it comes to life and waits forever alone for its owner, since the one who fell in battle will not return the same.

There is a version that this character was invented by Toriyama Sekien, who drew his most famous image.

Abura-akago a small light at the earth's surface unusual sounds water creature


Abura-akago is translated from Japanese (油赤子) - "butter baby".

A Japanese spirit taking the form of a small fireball or a child who drinks oil from lanterns. This yokai lives mainly in the Japanese province of Omi.

It is believed that abura-akago first appear in the form of mysterious fiery spheres floating aimlessly through the night sky from house to house and, having flown into one of them, turn into babies. In this guise, they lap up oil from oil lamps and paper lanterns known as "andon".​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

The author of the illustration, Toriyama Sekien, apparently based his description on a story from the Sokoku Ridzin Dan, published in 1746. In this story, a merchant from Otsu steals oil from a statue of Jizo at an intersection, for which, as punishment, after his death, he is turned into a wandering fiery ghost.

Abura-sumasi anthropomorphic creature restless spirit sounds without visible sources the little creature


Abura-sumashi (the original Japanese spelling) translates as "oil squeezer".

In Japanese folklore, a creature that looks like a squat little man with a big ugly head that looks like a potato or a stone. It is believed that this look is inspired by the works of mangaka Shigeru Mizuki.

These are the restless spirits of oil thieves who escaped from pursuit in the forest. Sometimes they appear out of thin air, but more often they just make sounds (and even communicate with travelers), remaining invisible.

Acciani sounds without visible sources the bare bones of the skeleton


In the folklore of the Eskimos Ghost in the guise of a skeleton dancing a jig. When he appears and begins to dance, the ground shakes, and the rivers turned over the boat. This Ghost not only dancing, but also banging the drum that it serves as its own blade.

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Acheri anthropomorphic creature the bare bones of the skeleton the harbinger of death


In the folklore of the North Indian region, Kuamon is a spirit in the form of a little girl or a skeleton of a child, descending from the mountains and bringing disease and death.

Adze a small light at the earth's surface unusual sounds water creature


A creature from the folklore of the African people of Ewe (Togo and Ghana). A man (probably a sorcerer) taking the form of a firefly. He is able to seep through any crack and even pass through walls to suck the blood of sleepers at night. Victims of this usually get sick and die. Although according to some sources it is believed that if a person survives after this, he becomes a witch or a sorcerer.

If you grab him, he will acquire a human form.

In human form, he can inhabit other people. Men or women possessed by adze are considered witches and sorcerers. A person is suspected of being possessed in various situations, for example: women with brothers (especially if their brothers' children live better than their own), old people (if the young suddenly start dying) and the poor (if they envy the rich). 

Adzuki-arai sounds without visible sources


Azuki-arai (あずきあらい - the spelling of the name Adzuki-arai in Japanese and Latin) or Fasolemoyka (小豆洗い - the original Japanese spelling of the name Adzuki-arai and its literal translation).

In Japanese folklore, a demon washing red beans in the river and thereby creating a characteristic rustling knock (the sound comes from the void and can be heard even at a dried-up reservoir).

The spirit can also be entertained also by singing the phrase: "azuki togou ka, hito totte kuou ka? Seki-seki!". ("Am I going to grind Adzuki, or take and devour a person's flesh? Seki-seki!")

According to legend, anyone who gets too close to the place where the song sounds will inevitably fall into the water.

Although adzuki-araya has rarely been seen, since, despite his terrible song, he is a timid and harmless creature, he is often described as a short man with a grotesque appearance: a large balding head, crooked teeth, thin mustache and large bulging yellow eyes. Sometimes it has the appearance of a child, an old man or an old woman of small stature. The spirit wears torn clothes and forever bends over his vessel in which he washes adzuki beans.

According to one version, it may be the restless spirit of the boy.

After the turns into a human

After the

In Japanese folklore, rats, werewolves. In human form: small disgusting people without any moral principles, with excellent scent and vision. Become spies and assassins.

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Agach-Kishi anthropomorphic creature hairy creature


Agach kishi (Ağac kişi is the original Azerbaijani spelling of the name, literally "tree man"). Sometimes he is called Mesha-adam, which translates literally "forest man".

A creature from Balkar and Azerbaijani mythology. Lives in mountain forests. He usually looks like a hairy creature, having an intermediate appearance between a monkey and a man, having an unpleasant smell.

It was believed that at night he came to people's gardens and vegetable gardens, putting on clothes thrown away by people. The creature is afraid of dogs.


According to some researchers, the image of Agach Kishi is a variant of the legend of the bigfoot.

Agropelter anthropomorphic creature hairy creature superpowered creature


Agropelter is the original English spelling.

Anthrocephalus craniofractens is a variant of the pseudoscientific Latin name, literally "human—headed skull"

Brachviipotentes crainiofractans is another variant of the pseudoscientific Latin name.

Sitting in the trunk of a tree, the creature seems to be waiting for an unwary person and throws chips, twigs and branches at the uninvited guest. According to some descriptions, this creature moves so fast that it is impossible to notice it. His cubs are always born on February 29 and always in odd numbers.

In the folklore of the American colonists, an aggressive ape-like creature that lives in the hollow trunks of dry trees. It is described as completely black, except for the muzzle, which looks like an ash-gray skull is painted on it (judging by this description, it can be assumed that this is a spectacled bear that lives in South America).

Aguane anthropomorphic creature water creature


Spirits are the patrons of alpine meadows and mountain springs from Celtic mythology. They were also mentioned in medieval European (in particular Italian) folklore.

Aguans wander through alpine meadows, swim in rivers and lakes and protect the purity of the water. They look like tall, beautiful women with long, loose hair.

People are friendly to people, but if a person muddies the water in a mountain spring, then they can drag a person under the water or lure him into caves and devour him there. The same punishment is reserved for rapists, because the Aguans do not forgive the abuse of women.

Sometimes they come to crowded places to talk and even help with homework. As a rule, they appear to people in the guise of ugly old women with goat hooves or feet turned backwards.

Ahlis disproportionate body


In Roman mythology, this is a rather strange Scandinavian animal resembling an elk, but with stiff legs and a huge upper lip, because of which he can only walk backwards.

He lives in the Hercynian Forest (this is more the name of the edge of the known world in the north than the real forest. This name denoted a huge wooded area extending from the Rhine to the north and east almost to infinity, and in reality — approximately to the Carpathians).

Ahty anthropomorphic creature helps water creature


Ahti or Ahto is also the Finnish sea king. The spirit of the depths, giving fish. He lives at the bottom of the sea in the Akhtola palace with his wife Vellamo (the goddess of the sea, lakes and storm, who is sometimes depicted as a mermaid).

The god and patron saint of reservoirs, the sea and fishing, he was depicted as a man with a mustache and beard made of moss. He probably possesses some fragments of the Sampo mill, and Vetekhinen and Iku-Turso live with him underwater.

Ahti causes whirlpools and envies the heavenly gods, who receive more attention and worship of people.

In Kalevala, Ahti is called Lemminkainen.

Aigamuchab anthropomorphic creature


In the folklore of the Hottentots from Kalahari (Namibia), these are humanoid creatures with eyes on their feet that tear people to pieces.

There is a variant name Aigamuchab or Aigamuxa.

Aitvaras choking victim fireball flying creature sexual relations with the victim specifies the location of the treasure


In Lithuanian mythology, a flying spirit in the form of a fiery serpent, a dragon, sometimes a black crow, a heron, a black or fiery rooster, less often a cat.

He flies over the trees, leaving a trail of fire. It can indicate where the treasure is buried, falling on this place in the form of a star. He can come to women and strangle them at night. Can engage in sexual intercourse with them as an incubus.

According to one version , the word Aitvaras comes from the Lithuanian aiti — tramp, shifty, tomboy and varas — very fast movement. According to another version, the name is associated with the word aitauti — quiet, calm, but this version is less common. The etymology can also be related to the Iranian pativara, as well as the Polish poczwara — an evil spirit, a nightmare.


Ajina anthropomorphic creature high being large creature turns into an animal


In the mythologies of Tajiks, Uzbeks, Karakalpaks, Kirghiz, Turkmens, and partly Kazakhs, Ajina or Ajinna (Uzbek Ajina / Ajina; Turkm. Ajina; taj. Aҷinna / aججنه) - an evil spirit.

Appearance varies from place to place. For some, she looks like a scary humanoid creature, for others like a scary virgin, a scary baby, a long-haired old woman, a kid with horns and red eyes, etc. Most often appears in the image of a woman suddenly increasing in size and turning into a giantess, or in the form of various animals, for example, a goat (in the guise of a goat, he frightens by suddenly uttering obscenity in a human voice). 

It usually lives in piles of ash thrown out of the hearth, but it also occurs in abandoned and sparsely populated places, in destroyed and abandoned residential buildings, in dense and dark forests, in uninhabited meadows and steppes, in basements and attics of residential buildings. They even appear in the rooms of residential buildings at night, scaring people.

Among Turkmens, Turks and other Turkic—speaking peoples, the jinn usually has the functions of ajina (the Turks also have the demon mekir).​​‌​‌​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

Akashita a separate part of the body hairy creature


Akashita (赤舌, Aka-shita) literally translates from Japanese as "red tongue".

In Japanese folklore, a demon taking the form of a dark cloud with clawed paws and a terrible, hairy muzzle. He has a long red tongue in a wide mouth. Akashita brings bad luck and harm with it. He attacks those who stole water from neighbors (first he drinks all the water from their field, and then grabs them with his long red tongue). 

Akashita appears in the summer months, when rains are vital for a good harvest.

In the esoteric direction Ommedo, Akashita was one of the six spirits of the Japanese calendar (赤口, "red mouth"). It was associated with sakuzetsu-jin (赤舌神), who guarded the western gate of Jupiter and sakuzetsu-niti (赤舌日) — the day of bad luck and pestilence.

Aku-aku changes form excessive thinness helps superpowered creature


The guardian spirit of Rapanui families in the mythology of Easter Island. They have a rather thin build, while they are incredibly strong. They are able to take the form of any object of living and inanimate nature.

Aku-Aku live in inaccessible places of the island and from time to time are shown to residents in the form of various animals, carrying good or bad omens.

Sometimes these spirits choose a family and become its protectors, fulfilling all the wishes of family members. With people who have unkind feelings towards this family, Aku-Aku behave aggressively and vindictively.

It is believed that they are involved in the installation of moai (stone statues on Easter Island).

Albasta anthropomorphic creature hanging Breasts


A demonic character in the mythology of the Turkic and some neighboring peoples. It has many names: in the mythology of the Turks, Kazan, Crimean and West Siberian Tatars, Kazakhs, Bashkirs, Tuvans, Altaians, Uzbeks (Albasts, Alvasts), Turkmens (al, Albasses), Kirghiz (Albarsts), Karakalpaks, Nogais (Albasly), Azerbaijanis (Hal, Halanas), Kumyks (Albasly katyn), sbalkartsev and karachayevtsev (almaety) an evil demon associated with the water element.  The Turks also called al, al-ana, al-Kara, al-kuzy, Tuvinians and Altaians - a l would, Kazakhs, Karakalpaks, Kirghiz, Uzbeks - martu (martuu, martuv, martuk), Uzbeks of the Zeravshan valley - Sary kyz ("yellow maiden"), of the West Siberian Tatars - Sary chech ["yellow-haired (maiden)"].

It is usually presented in the form of an ugly naked woman of high stature with long loose yellow hair and sagging breasts. Sometimes the image of albasta was complemented by a third eye and long claws. Less often, the creature looked like a man with a long beard. Although Albasts can also take the form of animals or individual inanimate objects.

Sometimes it was identified with a swamp, a waterbird, a leshach, a mermaid, a devil. 

According to Bashkir beliefs, Albasts are the wandering soul of a person who died as a result of an accident and martyrdom, or was buried without observing funeral rites. For example, he may be a lost soul or the soul of a drowned person.

According to the ideas of most peoples, A. lives near rivers or other water sources and usually appears to people on the shore, combing their hair. It was believed that A. it can cause illness, nightmares, but especially harms women in labor and newborns.

The usual attributes of albasta are a magic book, a comb, a coin. According to legend, having taken possession of his comb, a person can force albasts to serve him and help.

Albys anthropomorphic creature changes form hanging Breasts


In Tuvan and Altai mythology, an analogue of a witch, a local variety Albasts. 

They can change gender — when they meet a man, they take the form of a woman, when they meet a woman, they take the form of a man. Moreover, they can take the image of a specific person — for example, the wife of a hunter, appearing to the hunter.

In their natural appearance, they have large long breasts that they can throw over their shoulders, red hair and a split upper lip. Sometimes they are depicted with copper nails and a nose. Albys can bring good luck to the hunter.

It can also penetrate into a person, which is why he is affected by a serious illness.

If you shoot albys, she becomes a piece of yellow felt.

Almajonas anthropomorphic creature high being


Creatures from Portuguese legends. They are described as very tall women who become lost souls, carrying their children on their backs.​

Almajonas (Almajonas is the original Portuguese spelling of the name) or Almazonas, Armajonas. There is a version that the word "Almajonas" is related to the name of the Amazons.

Alumiste makes you wander memory lapses turns into a human unusual eye color


Wallachian folklore the Fox is a werewolf with smoky obsidian fur. Makes you wander through the forest and causes memory lapses. Can turn into a man with a slender body, the gray streak in her hair and odd color eyes (from grassy to almost amber).

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Ama-biko animal body parts anthropomorphic creature fish tail scales the glowing areas of the body water creature


According to Japanese beliefs, a half-man is a half-fish with a bird's beak that appears in the sea and predicts the future. From afar at night it looks like strange lights on the water. It is believed that he looks like a mermaid or a newt with three legs.

Similar or identical to Amabie.

Amabie animal body parts anthropomorphic creature fish tail scales the glowing areas of the body water creature


In Japanese mythology, a mermaid-like three-legged creature with a beak, combining human and fish features. He has long hair and a scaly body. As well as a beak-shaped mouth and three legs. It glows with a bright light that can be seen from the coast.

In addition to the well-known Amabie, there are other variants of the name of this youkai. For example, his name may be Amahiko (я, "bhikkhu monk"), Umihiko ( 海, "sea boy"), Tempiko ( 天, "child of Heaven"), Tempiko ( 天, heavenly boy), Amahiko ( 尼彦入, amahiko nude:before:, "a monk entering a monastery") or Arie (я ア)). All these youkai are usually depicted as ape-like, bird-like, or cephalopod mermaids with three legs.

It is believed that Amabie originated from ningyo, the Japanese version of the mermaid, whose name is first mentioned in the chronicle "Nihon seki". In Nihon seki it is written that in the area corresponding to the modern prefecture Osaka, in 619, a fisherman caught something "like a child", it was neither a fish nor a person, and his name was unknown.

Ningyo could be a sign of future prosperity or, conversely, interpreted as an omen of an impending catastrophe, such as a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami. In any case, it was believed that the Ningyo possessed great power. One well-known belief was that eating ningyo meat brought a long life. Sometimes even one glance at ning was considered luck.

It is believed that Amabie can come out of the sea and predict abundant harvests or epidemics.

Similar or identical to Ama-biko.

Amalanhig anthropomorphic creature living dead the bare bones of the skeleton


A creature from the folklore of the Visayas (especially among the Hiligaino-speaking groups). Amalanhig literally translates as "hard" (it is believed that amalanhig have stiff legs that cannot bend).

These are half-dead, half-decomposed corpses that can only move in a straight line. They slowly and methodically pursue their victim, and when they overtake her, they can tickle her to imminent death from fear and laughter. You can escape from them by zigzagging or by water (they are afraid of deep reservoirs). You can also escape from them by climbing a tree or any high platform.

They have no specific motive other than harming others.

It is believed that Amalanhig are Aswangs who failed to fully preserve their magical power after death, or victims of Aswang vampires. Having risen from the grave, these amalankhigs hide in the forest. At night they go to nearby villages to hunt the inhabitants and drink blood with their pointed tongue.

According to another version, these are people who died with unfinished business or those who were killed and returned to take revenge.

They are also able to imitate the words of the people they encounter. Their presence is usually determined by the stench of their rotting flesh. 

Amanojaku circumstance perception predicts the future the little creature


Amanojaku (あまのじゃく - the original spelling of the name Amanojaku syllabic alphabet-kana, 天 — - the original spelling of the name Amanojaku hieroglyphs-kanji) - "literally heavenly evil spirit".

In Japanese mythology, a small but extremely malicious demon capable of reading people's minds and predicting the future. Pushes people to do bad things. It is usually depicted as a kind of small devil-they (large evil fanged and horned humanoid demons with red, blue or black skin).

It is generally believed that the image of amanojaku comes from Amanosagume (天)), an evil goddess in Shinto myths, who shares the quality of the character of amanojaku to do contrary to what is said and his ability to read a person's heart.

Amayuryuk anthropomorphic creature large creature


In the folklore of the Canadian Inuit, amayuryuk is a giant woman with a pocket on her back, smelling of rotten algae, where she puts her children.

Latin spellings vary: Amajaruk, Amajorssuk, Amajurjuk, Amautalik, Amayuquq.

It is believed that when meeting with amayuryuk, one can neither run away from her, nor go to meet her. A person who does this can get very sick or even die. ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

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Ame-onna anthropomorphic creature it feeds on life energy


Ame-onna (yap. 雨女, rain woman) - in Japanese mythology, the rain spirit in the form of a wet woman licking off drops of moisture. Steals babies and sucks the soul out of them.

Originally, she was an ancient deity from the folk beliefs of Japan and China, where the rains were sent by good gods and goddesses who live on clouds in the morning and descend at night, forever traveling between heaven and earth, but, according to beliefs, some of them corrupted and gradually turned into evil youkai.

It appears on rainy days and nights, because it causes rain wherever it passes. Although it brings rain with it and can save from drought, or even enrich some peasant, it is not considered a good spirit.

If she manages to find a child who was born that night, she kidnaps him and takes him with her into the darkness, where she drinks his soul and turns him into another ame-onna.​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌​‌‌‌‌Mothers who have lost their children in this way also turn into them (having lost their minds, these transformed women wander the streets at night with large bags in their hands in the hope of replacing what was stolen from them when they were still people).

In the modern view, the Japanese consider "ame-onna" (or "ame-otoko" — her male equivalent) of an unhappy person who has apparently been jinxed, since the rain follows him wherever he goes, thus he acquires the reputation of a "rain man", whose invitation, due to the precipitation accompanying his person, promises disruption of street events such as a wedding or a sports event competition.

Amefuri-kozo anthropomorphic creature


In Japanese folklore, a spirit in the form of a little boy with an umbrella on his head, causing rain.

Amefuri kozō ( あめふりここ - Japanese spelling of the name Amefuri-kozo syllabic alphabet kana, 雨降小僧 - the original Japanese spelling of the name)  — literally "rain novice".

According to beliefs, he can be caught playing when he splashes in puddles on rainy evenings. Outwardly, he looks like a child, wears a hat made of a broken old umbrella on his head, and holds a paper flashlight in his hands.

In the descriptions Toriyama Sekien (from "Konjaku-gadzu-zoku-hyakki") amefuri-kozo is in the service of the Chinese god of precipitation Yu-shi, so he can control the rain.

Amfisbena animal body parts scales wings


The creature is found in ancient, medieval and fantasy literature. It is described as a venomous snake with two heads on both sides of the body. Sometimes wings and one pair of legs are added to the description. She has glowing eyes, and she is so hot that she melts snow.

It moves by rolling a wheel on the ground.

It is almost impossible to catch amphisbaena by surprise, since while one of her heads is asleep, the other is always awake (although, according to ancient authors, her eyesight is not important).

Amfivena, Amphisbaena, Anphivena, Fenmine — spellings of the name Amphisbenes in Latin.

ΑμφισβαίΝια is the original spelling of the name of Amphisbaena in ancient Greek.

Amikiri animal body parts flying creature hurting people the little creature water creature


In Japanese folklore, a flying crustacean that harms mosquito and fishing nets. 

Amikiri or Amikiri (あみきり is the Japanese spelling of the name Amikiri in hirakana syllabic alphabet, 網切 is the original Japanese spelling of the name Amikiri in kanji characters) it can be literally translated as "cutting nets".

They have an elongated body with a red segmented shell, a beak like a bird, and scissor claws instead of hands. In addition, they can fly through the air, swimming in it like a fish in water.

Youkai researcher Kenji Murakami was unable to confirm the existence of a legend about youkai called "amikiri" from any other source in Yamagata Prefecture, which makes it likely that this "legend of amikiri" was created by Nori Yamada for the book "Tohoku Kaidan no Tabi".

Amp-exchange anthropomorphic creature superpowered creature


In common in the Arkhangelsk region the beliefs, replaced by the demon child. He has great physical strength and other incredible qualities.

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Amt animal body parts


In Egyptian mythology, a monster that devours the souls of sinners, according to one version, has the body of a dog and the head of a crocodile, according to another, it is a monster with the body of a hippopotamus, lion paws and mane, the mouth of a crocodile. It lives in the Duat.

She ate a person's heart if great The Ennead pronounced a guilty verdict on him at the afterlife court Osiris in Amenti. In the tombs of the pharaohs, Ammat was depicted not as a monster, but as a protector.

Analysis animal body parts predicts the future


According to Japanese belief, creation, taking the form of the calves with a human face. His appearance — a sign of some significant historical events. This development never lives longer than a few days.

With the birth of analysis can speak human languages. Immediately after birth, he utters one or more prophecies.

The content of these prophecies is different. Some kodani spoke of the great harvests or the terrible famine that some had predicted calamities and droughts, and someone war. The prophecies of kudana always come true. Predicting anything, he dies immediately.

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Angel Hair an unknown substance destroyed by touching flying object white gelatinous mass

Angel Hair

"Angel hair" is called a spider-like, cotton-like or gelatinous mass, which sometimes falls to the ground in the form of threads or bundles, and after a few hours evaporates. (In the hands, the "hair" melts or turns into foul-smelling lumps). In Italy they are known as "silicon wool", in France "Madonna's gift". Regardless of the name, their appearance is traditionally associated with UFOs. 

It is believed that the first mention of them can be found in the papyrus of the time of Pharaoh Thutmose III, which is kept in the collection of the director of the Egyptian department of the Vatican Museum and describes the following phenomenon:

"In the twenty-second year, in the third month of winter, at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, the scribes of the House of Life saw a moving circle of fire in the sky. Its dimensions were an elbow in length and an elbow in width. They prostrated themselves and reported to the Pharaoh, and he thought about this event. After a few days, these objects in the sky became numerous and shone brighter than the sun. And Pharaoh, along with the army, looked at them. By evening, the fire circles rose higher and moved towards the south… A volatile substance fell from the sky… This has not happened since the foundation of the Earth… And Pharaoh burned incense to the gods and commanded them to record what happened in the annals of the House of Life." 

Later mentions include an observation from November 16, 1857, Charleston, USA. At night, bright "comets" scurried over the city, and in the morning there were cobwebs everywhere, but only without spiders. And in 1881, in Milwaukee, USA, the sky turned out to be completely covered with angelic hair, which made an indelible impression on the locals. The information got into the Scientific American magazine.

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"Angel Hair"

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"Angel hair" under the microscope

They were directly associated with UFOs in October 1954. On October 27, Gennaro Lucetti and Pietro Lastrucci sat on the balcony of a hotel in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy. At the same time, they noticed two spindle-shaped objects that, rotating, floated across the sky. Behind them were traces like white flames. The objects moved across the sky at high speed, made a smooth 180-degree turn and disappeared over the horizon. A few minutes later, participants and spectators of a football match in Florence were able to observe the UFO. At the same time, in addition to the teams and judges, about 10 thousand spectators, as well as journalists, were present at the stadium. The match had to be interrupted because everyone's attention was focused on the flying "cigars". But even then it was not possible to resume the game – it turned out that the entire football field was covered with a transparent sticky web.

According to external signs, angel's hair is similar to ectoplasm.

Among the attempts to explain the phenomenon , the following hypotheses can be distinguished:

  • American ufologist Charles Mainey suggested that the "angel's hair" is the material result of the work of UFO engines, ejected outside like exhaust gases of internal combustion engines. He explains the rapid evaporation of the residues by the fact that such a substance is very unstable in our reality and disappears, moving to a more familiar space-time for it.
  • Other ufologies have suggested that the heavenly web is a materialization of some spiritual forces, like ectoplasm that appears during spiritualistic seances.
  • In 2001, Nikolai Subbotin, director of the Russian Ufological Research Station RUFORS, coined the term "chemtrails", which was a literal translation of a similar foreign concept "chemtrail". He suggested that this substance is formed after flights in the atmosphere of aircraft of a certain design as a result of their spraying of certain chemicals.
  • Entomologists claim that there is no mystery, and this fibrous substance is just a mass of broken cobwebs carried by the wind. In support of their theory, they cite the example of tiny lineages, which, although they do not have wings, are able to cross through the air in a rather original way. The spider simply unfolds its body in the wind and releases a long thin thread from the back. As soon as the wind lifts the thread into the air, the spider grabs it tightly and thus overcomes quite decent distances.

However, none of these hypotheses can be considered strictly scientific: the first two explain the phenomenon through things that have not been scientifically proven, the existence of "chemotrasses" described by N. Subbotin has also not been proven. The entomological hypothesis has not yet found practical confirmation.

Anggitai animal body parts anthropomorphic creature


According to Filipino folklore, the centaur is exclusively female, depicted with a single horn like a unicorn. It appears when it rains in a clear sky. It is often mentioned along with tikbalang as his companion. They say she sits on a tree in the forest and calmly watches travelers passing by.

 It is usually said that they are attracted to precious stones and jewelry. It is believed that their homeland is located in Santo Tomas, Batangas.

Angiac anthropomorphic creature bloodless victim drinking the blood restless spirit turns into an animal


Angiac literally translates to "living dead child".

In the beliefs of the Eskimos of Alaska, the vengeful spirit of a newborn child abandoned to die, returning to drink the blood of his living relatives.

He took revenge first of all on the elders, because during the hungry years it often happens that the elders of the tribe are forced to get rid of extra mouths. They get rid of babies, because it is believed that a small child does not yet belong completely to our world. The elders take the child and leave him to starve to death in the snow.

And until the tribe changes camp, they will be haunted by the ghost of this child. The only way to prevent the appearance of an angiac is not to give the child a name: after all, only a name gives a person a soul.

Every night he will suck his mother's breast, gaining strength to take revenge on the elders. Having gained enough strength, he gets the ability to transform into various wild animals, in the guise of which he will kill members of his family.

He can also attack random passers-by. When a traveler walks or rides, usually on dogs, through a snowy desert, he can hear sounds foreshadowing the appearance of a monster. This is the crying of a child, quickly fading away in a blizzard, and the hooting of a polar white owl. At this time, you can still escape from the angiac if you turn back in time and have time to leave its territory. If a person continues on his way due to inexperience, very soon he sees a white owl flying over him, and almost instantly he is attacked by an angiac. He can appear either in the form of a small man overgrown with shaggy brown fur, with long curved claws and sharp teeth, or a giant owl. Sometimes - in the form of a child turned white from the cold. The older the angiac, the stronger.

Animated objects animated object

Animated objects

Most often such creatures found in Japanese mythology. Usually it's some old thing who finds his soul and will.

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Anka flying creature wings


Anka (Arabic. — a character of Arab-Muslim mythology, wonderful birds created by Allah. They look like the legendary Phoenix.

At first they were created "perfect" and built their nests on Mount Kaf, somewhere in the Caucasus. 

Anka was described as a huge bird, living for about 1,700 years, and just like a Roc bird, capable of lifting an elephant. It was also believed that anki favored people — according to legend, the person on whom her shadow fell was destined to become a king in the future.​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌​‌‌‌‌ ​​​‌​‌ ​​‌​‌​ ​​‌​‌‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​​ ​​‌​​​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌​‌​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

However, later Anki became hostile to man, became a natural disaster for people. Now it is believed that they have not completely disappeared, they are just extremely rare.​

Anki-Kiele hairy creature water creature


The spirit of the sea from Chukchi and Eskimo mythology. It has a huge shaggy head with two eyes and a large toothy mouth.

Anki-Kiele could send a good catch of fish or success in the extraction of other marine life. This could be achieved by sending the shaman's soul to him.

Anku anthropomorphic creature excessive thinness high being restless spirit sounds without visible sources the bare bones of the skeleton the harbinger of death the unusual shape of the eyes


Anku (bret. ankoù) is the image of death in Breton mythology.

In the folklore of the inhabitants of the peninsula Brittany is a harbinger of death. Usually it becomes a person who died in a particular settlement last of the year or, according to another version, the first buried in the local cemetery. Unlike the death known throughout France and many other European countries in the image of a bony old woman with a scythe, Anku has always been presented as a man.

He has the appearance of a tall, emaciated man with long white hair and empty eye sockets, dressed in a black raincoat and a black wide-brimmed hat. This man is driving a funeral cart pulled by skeletons of horses (or a yellow skinny mare). Sometimes anku takes the form of a skeleton.

Sometimes only the creaking of his cart is heard, audible without any visible sound source.

There are quite a few stories about anka in Brittany . In some cases, people help ankh to repair a cart or a scythe and in gratitude he warns them about their imminent death and thus they have time to receive the last communion and receive the last communion (viaticum).

Annun 's Dogs hairy creature sounds without visible sources the harbinger of death translucent

Annun 's Dogs

In the mythology of the British Celts, these are ghostly white dogs with red ears. They were harbingers of death. It was to them that the barking was attributed, coming from nowhere.

Anomalous zone makes you wander the distortion of time the transition to another world

Anomalous zone

In the usual sense, the term "Anomalous zone" refers to an area with physical characteristics deviating from the norm, where the observed phenomena go beyond the concept of "norm".

Thus , the following definition of this term can be given:

An "anomalous zone" is a geographically fixed place having a different, but fixed in each individual case, area in which there is a regular manifestation of one or more phenomena. 

The concept of an anomalous zone should be distinguished from the place of the incident of the fact. The place of occurrence of a fact is a geographically fixed place that has specific coordinates of observation or manifestation of a phenomenon, while the phenomenon manifests itself once.

That is, if a UFO was observed once in some place, then this is the scene of the fact, and if observations occur regularly, then this is already an "anomalous zone".

Having analyzed the stories of eyewitnesses of phenomena around the world over the past 50 years, their frequency, regularity, location and content, we have obtained a certain classification that can be used for the convenience of designation and statistics, as well as for the development of research methods.

It is possible to classify abnormal zones according to various signs:

  • according to the emerging phenomenon;
  • on the effects on living organisms;
  • on the impact on technology;
  • according to the frequency of manifestation of the phenomenon;
  • in connection with the subject;
  • by area of distribution;
  • according to the degree of activity.

Let's look at each type of classification in more detail.
according to the emerging phenomenon: 

  • the appearance of unidentified objects;
  • the appearance of unknown creatures;
  • the appearance of unknown entities;
  • changes in the flow of time or the curvature of space;
  • manifestation of strange physical processes;
  • the appearance of various sound and visual phenomena from an unknown source.

on the effects on living organisms: 

  • has no effect;
  • causes reversible physiological changes in a living organism during the stay in the abnormal zone;
  • causes irreversible physiological changes in a living organism;
  • has an effect on the psychological state of a person or animal;
  • it has a sharply negative impact on human or animal health until death.

on the impact on technology: 

  • does not fail the impact;
  • manifestation of an anomaly through technical devices;
  • has a reversible effect on the operation of technical devices;
  • it has an irreversible effect on the operation of technical devices.

according to the frequency of manifestation of the phenomenon: 

  • manifests itself constantly;
  • manifests itself frequently (at least 20 times a year);
  • it appears rarely (less than 20 times a year);
  • it manifests itself on a calendar (on certain days or hours).

in connection with the subject: 

  • the manifestation of the phenomenon is associated with a specific object located in the anomalous zone;
  • the manifestation of the phenomenon is associated with a specific object that is not in the anomalous zone;
  • the manifestation of the phenomenon is not related to a specific subject.

by area of distribution: 

  • it appears on the same geographical coordinates;
  • manifests itself in a fixed room;
  • it manifests itself in a small fixed area (clearing, etc.);
  • it manifests itself on a vast territory.

according to the degree of activity: 

  • active (phenomena are regularly observed to the present);
  • sleeping (phenomena were regularly observed earlier, but there is no modern evidence).

This is a preliminary classification of anomalous zones. It may not be complete or require correction as information becomes available during the investigation of unexplained facts in the "anomalous zone", or the study of the phenomena themselves, because of which this place is considered anomalous.

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Anschikh Titva Pyalt

An old man the length of a Hare is a literal translation of the name of Anschikh Titva Pyalt.

A character in Mansi fairy tales, a dwarf with incredibly long ears trailing behind him on the ground, and with a harelip opening from ear to ear.

Anzud animal body parts


In Sumero-Akkadian mythology, an eagle with a lion's head, the messenger of the gods. The image of Anzud is one of the most popular in Sumerian heraldry.

The first root "An-" (in the name "Anzud", "Anzu") means noise. "An" = "heaven; god of heaven"[3]. The second root "-Itch, -Zu" (and the name "Shutu", which is close to "-Itch") can be considered the proper name of this deity.

This huge bird of divine origin with a lion's head, later (approximately from the XIV century BC) was represented simply as a giant eagle. She has great power. For example, in the legend of the flood, a strange bird is already destroying the earthly world with the help of lightning released from its claws. He is also able to change his appearance at will.

In the myths of the Sumerians, Anzud usually acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, that is, between people and gods, he simultaneously embodies both good and evil.

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In the mythology of the indigenous Guarani, insatiable flesh-eating boar-eater. During prosecution of the victim he makes the sound "Ao-ao-ao". It is impossible to escape, because he will haunt the victim no matter what (unless you climb a palm tree: due to the unknown mechanism of the effect on it of its juice, he will stop the persecution).

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Ao-andon anthropomorphic creature the glowing areas of the body


Ao-andon — the name of Ao-andon in Latin

あおあんんん — the original spelling of Ao-andon syllabic alphabet-kana

- the original spelling of Ao-andon in kanji characters

In Japanese mythology, a spirit that appears after telling the hundredth scary story. It is formed from the general fusion of the feeling of fear of a large group of people.

This fear is presented as a demonic woman with long black hair, blue skin, blackened teeth, claws and horns. She is dressed in a white or blue kimono and glows with an eerie blue light.

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According to Japanese mythology, a bizarre big blue-skinned and one-eyed monk with strong magic. A super-strong creature capable of killing people by strangulation.

Aobodzu (я 青, "Blue Buddhist monk", "blue Buddhist monk" or "immature Buddhist monk", arch. a man with a shaved head). Appears in the artist's book Toriyama Sekien's "Illustrated Night Parade of 100 Demons".

In Okayama, they are described as two-eyed giants who settle in abandoned or uninhabited houses. In other stories, they appear in wheat fields, or on dark, lonely roads.

In Kagawa, Aobozu appear late at night in front of young women and ask them: "Would you like to hang on your own neck?" If a woman says no, Aobozu disappears without a word. However, if she does not pay attention to him or does not say anything, he attacks her with lightning speed, beats her and hangs her by the neck.

They could be driven away with a wicker basket or other object with a large number of holes, which the monsters took for eyes and therefore avoided them out of fear or envy.

Ao-sagi-bi a small light at the earth's surface unusual sounds water creature


In Japanese mythology, there is a belief that many wading birds in old age begin to glow with a blue light and exhale small non-burning balls of the same blue color that are carried away by the wind. the blue fire of the heron does not burn and cannot set fire to anything.

Apop scales


A giant mottled serpent from Egyptian mythology. It usually curls in rings, and when it stretches, it reaches a length of 450 cubits (about 230 meters).

Represents darkness and evil, the eternal enemy of the sun god Ra. ​​Apop dwells in the depths of the earth, where his struggle with Ra takes place.

Apsaras anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim


Indian nymphs, celestial dancers and temptresses of hermits.

Spirits of clouds or water. They look like beautiful women with unfading beauty, dressed in rich clothes and wearing jewelry.

In Vedic mythology, they were the wives and lovers of the Gandharvas. During the transition to Hindu mythology, they acquired the functions of celestial dancers and courtesans.

Also, according to legend, the Apsaras appease the heroes who fell in battle in the paradise of Indra (similar to the Scandinavian Valhalla or Paradise in Islam).


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A two-headed frog from Yakut legends.

If you catch it at sunrise and, after wrapping it in birch bark, throw it into an anthill, and then pick up two of its bones from there: a hook—shaped one — you should sew it to the inside of the right sleeve, in the form of a slingshot - to the left sleeve. So the frog's charms passed to a person and he could win over another person by touching him with his right hand, and if it was necessary for the interlocutor to fall behind, they used their left hand.

The disadvantage of this skill was that the owner of the magic bones was not given passage by frogs running to him from everywhere.

The cry of a frog being devoured alive called for death.

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Aquatic creatures

In addition to beings that are considered reasonable (e.g. mermaids), humanity for many centuries, holds legends of water monsters. These terrible monsters inhabit all water bodies, from oceans to small lakes.

These creatures are usually described as giant snakes, lizards and squid.


The most famous being, perhaps, live in the lake, is Nessie. According to legend, it inhabits the Loch ness in Scotland. The researchers (who are referred to as "cryptozoology") believe that the first of the Loch ness monster is mentioned by Roman legionaries. The legend of the creature (Calpi), living in lakes, is also present in Scottish folklore. However, the worldwide fame it acquired after the publication of the so-called "surgeon's photograph" (Surgeon photo), made by the London physician R. Kenneth Wilson in 1934, which turned out to be a hoax. However, in the Wake of the popularity of the monster was made many other pictures.

The seas and oceans

Monster of the deep sea have long been known to sailors and become part of their legends. Stories about the monsters that inhabited the seas appeared almost before the Maritime and successfully survived until our days.

One of the well-known marine life according to these legends is the Kraken. It's a mythical sea monster looks like a cephalopod mollusc of gigantic proportions. He became known by the descriptions of Icelandic sailors. One of the most famous documented descriptions of this creature was given by captain Robert Jameson and the sailors of his vessel, under oath in court and published in "St. James Chronicle" at the end of the 1770-ies. A description of what they saw in 1774: a huge body of up to 1.5 miles in length and 30 feet in height that it appeared from the water, then sank and finally disappeared "under extraordinary agitation of the waters." After that they found this place so many fish that it filled almost the entire ship.

Second in popularity after the giant squid creatures mentioned in ancient legends, is a giant snake. For Example, Cadborosaurus. This hypothetical marine reptile supposedly lives off the coast of North America. It is very similar to the sea serpent with a long body and a head like a horse.


Mythical creatures spotted in the rivers, significantly less than in the oceans, seas and lakes. Famous enough to find their individual name and worldwide fame, not at all. Typically, they are described as giant fish with huge teeth or snakes unnatural sizes.


The basic version, trying to explain the existence of the above beings, the following:

  • Relict of the cryptids, as yet unknown to science animals (a huge fish, long-necked seal, giant clam, etc.) that were able to survive to the present day, undetected.
  • Known creatures accidentally been taken over by monsters.
  • Inanimate objects are taken for monsters: logs, debris, waves, etc.
  • A deliberate hoax.

In addition to descriptions of eyewitnesses, photos and video evidence, find the bodies of creatures that fit the description above. This is not surprising because it is rare, but these creatures are real and recognized by official science. For example, a giant squid oceanographers found in 2004.

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Araiteuru water creature


In Polynesian mythology the sea guardian in the form of a dragon, living in the Northern part of New Zealand.

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Dog-like creatures from Armenian mythology.

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These are spirits who appeared in the form of winged creatures that descended from the sky to resurrect the fallen in battles, licking their wounds.

It is believed that they are similar to gampres (a breed of wolfhounds similar to Caucasian shepherds).

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According to ancient and medieval authors, the African people, whose representatives move on all fours, like animals. They also roar and growl instead of speech. It is believed that its representatives do not live up to 40 years.

Artinya flying creature the glowing areas of the body


Bird of the Hercynian forest, the feathers of which Shine at night. There is a hypothesis that the beginning of this legend can give a bright tail plumage of the waxwings or a translation error.

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In the southwestern part of Alaska, near Lake Illiamna, a local yeti appears: Arulatag or Nantina or Urayuli ("shaggy").

This creature is 2 to 3 meters tall (sometimes even higher), covered with shaggy dark fur. He looks very similar to a large monkey with very long arms that hang down below the knees in a standing position. His eyes are red and burn brightly in the dark.

The creature swims very well, can steal livestock (especially dogs), food or fish from fishermen. The proof of its existence is considered gigantic footprints that are found near the lake.

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The owner of the forest in Chuvash and Turkic mythology.

Perhaps the term "arzuri" goes back to the ancient name of a deity close to the Slavic Shchur. Another name of arzuri is "varman tura" ("forest god") — similar to one of the names of the goblin "Urman iyase" ("master of the forest") among the Kazan and West Siberian Tatars. The southern Chuvash consider Arzuri to be ubede's wife, which is why they also call her "varman amashe" ("mother of the forest"). From the Chuvash languagetranslated as Half - man .

Looks like a tall naked woman with hair to the ground and with a body covered with hair (except for the genitals). She has huge eyes, breasts hanging down (she puts them on her shoulders while walking). Some myths mention three arms, three legs and four eyes (two in front and two behind).

It can change its appearance from human and animal to various objects (branches, a sheaf of hay, etc.) and lights flying between the branches. Scares people with various shouts and laughter. It can attack and maim.

It is considered the restless spirit of a suicide or a person buried not according to the rules.

Arzuri is very afraid of iron, whip, fire, water, dogs and the crackling of cherry trees on the fire. Arzuri likes to ride horses, so you can catch him by smearing the horse's back with resin.

If you meet Arzuri on the way, you have to say: "Uphill!". Then arzuri will fall behind and will not be able to catch up. According to other beliefs, when meeting with arzuri, it is necessary to throw a piece of bread in her direction.

In the mythology of other Turkic-speaking peoples, the Arzuri correspond to the shural of the Kazan Tatars and Bashkirs, and the pitsen of the West Siberian Tatars.

Archaeological sites indicate that the image of Arzuri was widely spread among the Volga Suvaro-Bulgarians.

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A creature from the folklore of the Ashanti people (West Africa). It is believed that pronouncing the name of Asanbosama alone can cause trouble.

Outwardly, it looks like a man overgrown with fur with large bloodshot eyes and protruding iron teeth. Sometimes disproportionately long legs are distinguished. In some stories, he has a long tail (sometimes with a snake's head at the end), on which he hangs, like a monkey. It is also said that he has hooks on his legs, with which he clings to tree branches and hangs upside down in anticipation of a victim. He hooks her up, bites her thumb or foot, and then drinks blood from the wound. 

Sasabonsam — or another name for asanbosam, or its flying variety, with bat wings.

Nagloper is probably the highest kind of asanbosam, capable, among other things, of changing its appearance, as well as turning its victims into asanbosams and forcing them to attack people. The unique difference between the treatment of naglopers from European vampires is that they return the victim to the original human form if she does everything she is ordered to do.

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Asimos of miracles

The master spirit of the well of mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic called Sims of miracles. Usually neutral to people, but sometimes it starts to show someone or dislike: throws debris, splinters, does not take water. It was believed that marked so people were soon must die.

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Askefroy anthropomorphic creature


In Scandinavian mythology, the spirit of the ash tree in the form of a woman. She is able to magically take away the power of a warrior or send bad luck.

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A generic term for various shape-shifting evil creatures in Filipino folklore, such as vampires, ghouls, witches, suckers of entrails, and werewolf beasts (usually dogs, cats, pigs). Despite the absence of any special motives other than harming others, their behavior can be interpreted as an inversion of traditional Filipino values. Aswang is especially popular in the Visayas, southern parts of Luzon and parts of Mindanao, including Capiz.

Aswangs usually live at night in cemeteries and forests, as their strength in the daytime is significantly reduced, and sometimes completely disappear. Despite being described as wild monsters that often live in the wilderness and on the fringes of society, Aswangs are also described as creatures capable of living in the immediate vicinity or even within the village, leading to several reports of Aswan attacks in major localities. Their ability to adapt and live in urban and rural environments populated by humans, while maintaining their wild monstrous nature, is mentioned as a feature that distinguishes Aswangs from most other monsters. 

They are also usually afraid of the light (which is why the wake was often brightly lit so that Aswan would not come to the funeral to steal and devour the corpse). They are also dismissive of noise, but in rare cases they are called vangs who attend noisy parties.

Aswangs are traditionally described as one-dimensional monsters and evil by nature, who have no explicable motives other than harming and devouring other creatures. Their openly evil behavior can be characterized as an inversion of traditional Filipino values (strong kinship and family closeness): Aswangs have no bias when choosing their prey and do not hesitate to target their own relatives. 

Aswangs are considered unclean and prefer raw human meat to contrast the value with the purity of cooked, seasoned and flavored food characteristic of traditional Filipino culture. Aswangs are also often described as indecent in behavior, and female aswangs often expose their genitals, which contradicts the values of traditional modesty.

There are several ways to expel or kill Aswang. The various countermeasures used to defend against the creatures often vary depending on the cultural and symbolic meaning of each instrument: holy objects, spices, salt, ash, stingray tail, large crustaceans, vinegar, chewing betel nuts and urine, as well as turning over the stairs leading to the house.

Since aswan was believed to be the cause of miscarriages, countermeasures were developed to drive away aswan and prevent them from wandering during childbirth. One way is for the husband of a pregnant wife to remain naked under the house, furiously brandishing a sword.

There is also a special oil against aswang. To make this oil, select a specific coconut and watch it grow. Collect it at dusk when the moon is full, when it is wet and cloudy, the breeze should also be cool. The coconut should be grated and the juice squeezed out of it. Cook the mixture until it becomes butter. Read secret prayers and throw all the waste into the ocean so aswan can't trace who made the oil. After completion, the oil should be hung at the door of the house: it will boil when aswan is nearby.

There are other methods of detecting aswan without using special oil: creaking coming from the ceiling of a house is often a sign of the presence of an ashwang nearby, and reincarnated aswangs can be detected by looking at whether your reflection is inverted in the creature's eyes. In addition, they can be dogs, cats and pigs without tails.

To kill the creature, you can use a bolo knife to stab the witch in the middle of the back: if this area is not affected, he can lick the wounds to heal them. It is not recommended to use firearms.

Tick-tick is a variant of the name of Aswang in the TV series "Grimm".

Atsan anthropomorphic creature the little creature


In Abkhazian, Ossetian and Adyghe mythology, a dwarf is from a people who lived on earth before the age of humans. Now they live underground and have a very small stature (not visible in the grass). They had a broad chest and powerful shoulders, and were distinguished by great physical strength. They bred small cattle, which were kept in atsanguars, rode hares and milked deer.

Btsentæ is the Ossetian name of atsanov

Zheki — Balkarian and Karachai name of atsanov

Isps and Spi — Adyghe names of atsans

Auka anthropomorphic creature changes form makes you wander sounds without visible sources the little creature


One of the spirits of the forest in Slavic mythology. It looks like a small, puzatenky gray-haired old man with puffed-out cheeks, which can turn into any stone or sheet in the forest. He loves to take a man's head, winding in the thicket. A personification of the echo.

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Autoritar anthropomorphic creature helps predicts the future


Bathing of fairy in Finnish folklore. In Finnish folklore played a significant role in various bathing spirits - fairies and gnomes. The spirit of the sauna was Leilu and fairy Autoritar and her son Autoreisen.

Despite the fact that in the era of Christianity among the Finns there was even a concept of virgin Mary as the protector of bathers, the spirits of the sauna has not disappeared from the Finnish tradition. They are believed to protect the sauna and bring success and happiness to visitors. If people go to the sauna late at night or behave it too loudly, violently or simply unworthy, saunas spirits become angry and cooled the water, depriving people of a couple.

Finns as well as Slavic peoples were endowed bath of spirits the ability to predict the future.

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Avank high being water creature


A creature from Welsh mythology. This aquatic creature, looking like a huge crocodile or beaver, drags under the water. cattle and sometimes even people.

Avanc lives in a pool called Llyn-yr-Avanc (Llyn yr Afanc) on the river Conwy in the North Wales.

There is a legend that one of King Arthur's knights went to fight with an Addank - that is, with an avank. His beloved gave him a stone with her, thanks to which he could see the avank, while remaining invisible himself. He entered the cave of Avanka, took in his left hand the stone that the lady gave him, and in his right hand the sword. And when he entered, he saw Addank and immediately cut off his head with a sword.


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Baba Yaga

A character of Slavic mythology. It is called: rus. Baba-yaga, Yaga, yaga-baba, egi-baba, yagaya, Yagishna, Yagabova, Egiboba; belor. Baba Yaga, Baba Yuga, Yaginya; bolg. Baba Yaga; Ukrainian Baba-Yazia, Yazia, Yazi-baba, Gadra; Polish. jędza, babojędza; czech. jezinka, Ježibaba "witch", "forest woman"; v.-Serb. baba jega; slovene. jaga baba, ježi baba.

Historian Petrukhin V.Ya. brings the Proto-Slavic yaga (*yga) closer to the designation of snakes, reptiles, which, in his opinion, indicates the chthonic origins of the image.

In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga has several stable attributes: she can conjure, fly in a mortar, lives on the border of the forest in a hut on chicken legs (or propped up with pancakes), surrounded by a fence of human bones with skulls. She lures people to her. She pursues her victims in a mortar, driving her with a pestle and covering the trail with a broom (broom).

In the former Slavic lands Carinthia in Austria "Baba Yaga Pehtra" (German. Pechtrababajagen) is a ceremonial ritual character.

In fairy tales , she acts in three incarnations:

  • Yaga-bogatyrsha has a kladentsom sword and fights on equal terms with the bogatyrs.
  • Yaga the kidnapper steals children.
  • Yaga, the giver, greets the hero or heroine affably, treats her deliciously, soars in the bathhouse, gives useful advice, presents rich and wonderful gifts.

The appearance (bone leg, iron teeth, long gray hair, sagging breasts, the ability to smell someone else's, etc.) indicates a connection with demonic characters of another world, the dead (a hut as a domovina-coffin); attributes, occupations and supernatural abilities — a mortar and a pest, an oven (where she roasts the abducted) spinning, flying through the air in a mortar, on a broomstick — also refer to female mythological characters, witches. The image of Baba Yaga is associated with legends about the hero's transition to the other world.

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The Babadook or Mr. Babadook is a creature from the 2014 Australian horror film. This character is not based on real legends. According to one version, his name is an anagram of "A Bad Book", according to another - a sound imitation of blows on the door, which are heard as "ba—ba-duk" or "ba-ba-duk-duk-duk" (it all starts with the fact that he knocks on the door three times).

For the first time this creature appeared in the 2005 short film "Monster", directed by Jennifer Ken. This is a low-budget black-and-white film, where the character appears in his usual, but more human form, although not directly called.

Its design belongs to the American artist and illustrator Alex Juhash. The babadook looks like an anthropomorphic creature with black circles under the eyes with a white iris, a huge mouth full of teeth, dressed in a black coat and hat.

It is a supernatural being that torments anyone who finds out about its existence. It is capable of causing poltergeist phenomena: doors open and close by themselves, foreign objects appear where they should not be (pieces of glass in food), sounds are heard without a visible source, someone pushes and even pulls a person.

The history of this spirit is as follows:

In one rather rich family in Anguilla there lived a boy whose name was Babadook. He was an excellent magician , some children and adults even considered him a magician .

But at one point strange things began to happen - the children began to return home crippled, and when they were asked what happened, they said that it was the babadook who forced them to walk on glass , beat them with sticks and threw stones. From that moment on, adults began to be wary of the boy and could even beat him, however, that's what they were doing. Even the babadook's parents began to join them. But it didn't get any better, even on the contrary, corpses of children began to be found on the playgrounds.

Now the whole town wanted the babadook killed. And one day the babadook 's father pulled himself together , went into the babadook 's room and began to strangle him . Babadook's last words were "But I just wanted to play,,.

But it didn 't end there , strange things began to happen in the house . Cabinets, doors began to open themselves, as well as objects that were put in one place suddenly turned out to be in another. And one day a terrible thing happened , the babadook 's father took a knife , cut all the family members and stabbed himself . The mother and father died on the spot and the sister died in the ambulance. She claimed it was a babadook because he came to her at night and talked to her in a strange gurgling voice.

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Baca (Dominican folklore)

In Dominican folklore, there are creatures called Baka. 

Baka (Vasa) is one of the names of the devil.

This devilish creature is called when they want to get wealth, fame and any other tangible benefits. It also protects the newly acquired goods and the interests of the owner from the hands of outsiders. The legends say that "a flower that a person asks for from baki will wither in someone else's garden," i.e. everything that the new owner receives will be taken away from someone else, no matter whether it is about land and house, or power and fame.

In a short time, prosperity wants to receive considerable sacrifices. The lucky ones will get off by returning him more than they received earlier. But, if you are not lucky, the whole family and even friends of the one who called Baku are waiting for misfortunes, serious illnesses, sudden death and even suicide. And most importantly – you will have to say goodbye to your soul forever. The fee that he will demand for his services and the time when it will have to be paid are unpredictable.

In the Dominican rural areas, and often in cities, it is still believed that every rich person has a baku helping him in business. And the tragedies that often accompany such people are associated with the fee that must be paid for owning tanks.

Dominicans believe that baka can appear in the guise of a black cat, a dog, a bull or an ox, a chicken or a big rooster, a cow or another animal, as well as a doll to hide his true identity and appear harmless. However, he has incredible strength, and his eyes glow with a devilish light.

You can summon Baku in various ways, but it is better to resort to the help of a witch (preferably of Haitian origin) or an expert from among those who possess voodoo magic. One of the options for the independent and inquisitive: take one egg laid on Good Friday and seven Fridays after that, warm it under your arms. A chicken that manages to survive and hatch after such a ritual will become a baka chicken.

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Bad of vagya

Water, the spirit of the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic, which is embodied in a snag. Is usually described that out of nowhere brought ice to the shore snag started to demand human sacrifice. Only after it was cut into pieces and burned near her location, was no longer sinking people.

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A creature from the folklore of the northern part Italy. There are only two of them. No one knows where they live. But every year on January 3, they come and start wandering around the mountainous outskirts of two small towns in the Italian province of Brescia: Cevo and Andriste.

This is a Christmas character in the guise of a giant, sheepskin-covered worm with a huge mouth, glowing eyes and small cow horns. He usually lives in the forest near the village.

Badaliski are engaged in abducting young girls.

Bagan helps


In Belarusian mythology, a domestic spirit that takes care of cattle. He watched over him, increased the offspring, drove away diseases from cattle, and predators in the pasture. According to the descriptions, he himself was horned or even with a ram's head.

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In Belarusian mythology, a swamp spirit inhabiting a bagna (peat bog or bagna). Belief in him is especially widespread in the Vitebsk province. It betrays its presence by bubbles on the surface of swamp slime, unusual sounds and small lights flying over it.

He is described as fat, eyeless, blind, very dirty.

At the habitat of the Bagnik, you can see a black dirty puddle that does not freeze even in severe frost, which is not covered with vegetation, but seems to breathe.

The only thing that scares Bagnik is drought and drainage of swamps. The favorite herb of this unclean is bagun, which is able to stupefy the head.

Baijie animal body parts pass the device or knowledge predicts the future


Baijie (kit. trad. 白,, upr. 白,, pinyin: Baí Zé) or Hakutaku (Japanese: 白?) — a fantastic creature of Chinese and Japanese folklore, a mythical chimera with a human face, with six or nine eyes all over her body, possessing exceptional wisdom, understanding human speech and able to foresee the future.

Bajang turns into an animal


One of the spirits is the khantu of Malay folklore, which takes the form of a marten (or a forest ferret - because this is a direct translation of the word "Polecat"). Attacks women and their children during childbirth.

This evil spirit is obtained from a stillborn child who is nursed with the help of dark magic and kept locked in a tree trunk. The grown-up bajang eats only chicken eggs and can rebel against the owner if it is underfed, but with careful handling it can be in the service of the family for many generations, sending diseases to enemies and arranging other dirty tricks.

It attacks infants and is capable of causing mysterious illnesses that can be fatal to its victims.

In modern Malaysia holds a special ceremony over three-month-old babies to avoid them turning into bajang.

To protect yourself from the creature, you need to use special amulets. It is impossible to kill a bajang, but usually, if the owner is known, he is killed or expelled from the village.

The creature usually has to be inherited, and if it is not passed on to the heirs, then the owner will rise up and be a living corpse.

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Baka (Haitian folklore)

In the Haitian voodoo cult, these are skeletal spirits. They are described as skinless people. They can take a variety of forms from animals and humans to unknown creatures.

They attack people and maim them (sometimes leaving them alive), drink blood. Baka can send damage and diseases to both people and animals.

Baka is the Latin spelling of the name of the Haitian spirit of Baka, a colloquial derivative of the English "back—up" - "to return". 

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In Japanese folklore, the kind of things that come to life is tsukumogami, arising from an old straw slipper. Usually it is a hundred-year-old slipper, forgotten in the pantry, which comes to life to protect its shoe brethren in those homes where shoes are poorly taken care of.

Able to scream at night (usually "Kararin, kororin, kankororin! Three eyes, three eyes, two tooth!" (jap. カラリン、コロリン、カンコロリン、まなぐ三つに歯二ん枚)).

If a person puts it on, then after a while he will catch himself walking aimlessly to no one knows where.

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Bake-kujira, Bake-kujira and Hone-kujira are all names of a creature from Japanese mythology that looks like a ghostly skeleton of a whale.

He swims near fishing villages accompanied by strange, unprecedented and ugly fish and birds.

His appearance portends mass deaths, fires, famine, and so on, the youkai himself can curse some fisherman who sees him, and he, in turn, infects his entire village with a curse.

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In Japanese folklore, a kind of kitsune, magical or demonic werewolf foxes.

Obake (yap. お化け) and bakemono (yap. 化け物) — a common name for monsters, ghosts, or spirits in Japanese folklore. Literally means "what is changing".

Usually these words are translated as "ghost", but mostly they refer to living or supernatural beings who have temporarily changed their form, and thus differ from the spirits of the dead. However, sometimes the term "obake" can also be used for a ghost — yurei (yap. 幽霊).

The real form of bakemono can be an animal, for example, a fox (kitsune), a raccoon dog (tanuki), a badger, a cat (bakeneko), a plant spirit (for example, kodama) or an inanimate object that has a soul (tsukumogami).

Bakemono usually either pretends to be human or appears in a strange or intimidating form.

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In Japan, it is believed that a long-tailed cat can become a werewolf over time. They can take the form of the deceased or inhabit his body. But even without this, the animal can walk on its hind legs and talk.In human form, bakeneko demonstrate superhuman flexibility, mobility and cunning.

There are several ways for a cat to become a bakeneko: According to Japanese folklore, any cat that has lived for more than thirteen years, either tricolor, or one that weighs 1 kan (3.75 kg), or has a long tail, can become a bakeneko. In the latter case, the tail is bifurcated; such a bakeneko is called a nekomata (yap. 猫又 or 猫股 forked cat).

Bakeneko can create ghostly fireballs, walk on her hind legs; she can eat her master and take his form. It was also believed that if such a cat jumped over a fresh corpse, it would revive it.

Bakeneko also preys on humans. He puts his huge paws in the door, looking for human prey, as ordinary cats do when they hunt at a mouse hole.

Often these creatures are depicted licking oil from lamps (in ancient lamps, oil was made from fish oil). Because of this, they can breathe fire.

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In Japanese folklore, supernatural beings devour dreams and nightmares. It is described as a chimera with the trunk of an elephant, the eyes of a rhinoceros, the tail of a bull and the paws of a tiger, protecting from evil and pestilence.

It comes from Chinese folklore and has been familiar to the Japanese since the Muromachi era (XIV-XV centuries).

According to popular belief, after waking up from heavy dreams, it was necessary to pronounce the spell three times: "Baku kurae!" — that is, "Baku, eat it!".

Despite their monstrous appearance, the Youkai of Baku are revered as powerful forces of good and as holy symbols of the defenders of humanity.

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A creature from Belarusian mythology. This is a dangerous water man with a puffy face, goose bumps and a huge belly. He is very loving, for which he kidnaps women: he casts a spell and takes it with him under the water. After playing enough, he returns it back, and the woman acquires the privilege of never drowning.

Balamutnya should be feared in the evening, as he is afraid of the sun.​​‌‌‌‌

Balamutnya can be considered a kind of special subspecies of water-incubus.

There is a Balamuten in every river. He's the one who turns whirlpools, messes up the water. He can be confused with an ordinary man, but there is something inhuman in his face. Maybe it's the eyes, or maybe it's the hair. In the evening, they say, he can come out of the water, but you will never see him in sunny weather. The Balamutnik is afraid of the sun, drought.

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In Romanian mythology, a creature similar to a dragon (although dragons are also present in Romanian mythology).

It looks like a snake with wings, legs and many heads (usually three, sometimes seven or twelve) and can reach large sizes. In Romanian fairy tales, he is the personification of evil.

It is believed that the word balaur originates from the Proto-Indo-European root *bel- (strong) or * bhel- (to grow).​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

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In the folklore of the Philippine province, it is a creature stealing and eating corpses. It has sharp claws and teeth to dig up graves and tear clothes on the dead. It is also endowed with a wonderful nose, and from afar feels the smell of dead bodies. A terrible smell constantly emanates from his mouth.

In the beliefs it is said that instead of stolen bodies, in order to deceive people, Bal-bal puts fragments of banana tree trunks into the devastated graves.

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In Celtic (primarily Irish) folklore, a long-haired ghost woman in a long cloak, whose appearance or cry (moans) foreshadows death. It is believed that she is crying for someone who will soon die.

Usually they wander stealthily among the trees, or fly. They emit piercing screams, in which the cries of wild geese, the sobs of a child and the howl of a wolf seem to merge, foreshadowing the death of one of the members of the genus.

The original term, irl. bean sídhe, consisting of bean — a woman, and sídhe — Shi, which together translates as "a woman from the Sidhe", from the other world.

Along with the generally accepted designation, many areas of the island have their own local names for the banshee, and in some areas of the island, until relatively recently, only the local name was used:

  • So, in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Mayo, the name irl. an bean chaointe is common, which literally means a crying woman, a mourner.
  • In the southeastern part of Ireland, the name banshee is derived from the Irish word badhbh (badb), meaning an aggressive, scary and dangerous woman.
  • In the Middle Ages in Ireland, the name badhbh was often called the goddesses of war.
  • In the counties of Lyon, Kilkenny and Tipperary, the name boshenta (boshenta), derived from badhbh chaointe, is common.
  • In Waterford, the banshee is called bibe —baib.
  • In Carlow, Wexford, as well as in the south of counties Kildare and Wicklow, the name bow — bow is common.

According to different versions:

  • the ghost (spirit) of a female mourner, as mourning and sobbing is one of her characteristic features. Some Irishmen believe that if the mourner did not perform her duties properly, then even after death she continues to mourn the dying.
  • the patron spirit of the family that she notifies of death, that is, there is a hereditary connection between them, it can also be the progenitor of the family.

According to the description, this is a woman (young or old) with long white or gray hair, wearing a white raincoat. More often it's just the sound of crying without a visible source. Most often appears at dusk or dark.

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Creatures from Swiss and French mythology.

The name probably came from the French "barbes glacées" — "frozen beards".

He looks like a little man covered in white fur with a long beard and huge legs. He rides down the mountains on his huge feet as if on skis. 

The usual sounds they make when communicating are similar to the whistle of a groundhog. To communicate at a long distance, barbegazi emit an intimidating howl, which can be mistaken for the whistling of the wind or the sound of an Alpine horn.

During the summer months, barbegazi hibernate and come out of their burrows only in winter after the first heavy snowfalls.

They are usually friendly towards people, but try to avoid any possibility of meeting them. Some people living in this region claim that barbegazis help them a lot, but more often credit is given to St. Bernards.

Others believe that these small creatures warn of the approach of avalanches by whistling or howling.

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A creature from the folklore of the North England (in particular in Yorkshire). This is the name of the legendary monstrous black dog with burning eyes, huge claws and fangs, which guards the grave of its owner and meeting them is a harbinger of imminent death.

The Bargest appears only at night. He also preys on capricious children, scaring them. It can scare a traveler to the point of loss of speech, and in some cases to death.

The origin of the name is unknown, it probably came from the merger of two words "burh" and "ghest", that is, a city ghost.

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In Japanese mythology, a wonderful flightless fire-breathing bird, similar to a rooster with a giant crest. Dissolves into thin air if it detects an observer.

Basan has a bright red cock's crest and spits a brilliant fire, which, however, is cold and does not scorch.

Basan usually lives in bamboo groves of mountain valleys, but sometimes, in the late evenings, it can appear in the surrounding human villages. When Basan flaps his wings, there is a terrible rustle, similar to the sound of "bass-bass").

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The idea of this creature came from Greek mythology (a small snake with a white spot on its head), but in medieval Europe it underwent some changes. There he turned into a monster with the body of a toad, the tail of a snake and the head of a rooster. His fetid breath kills everything in the neighborhood, and his gaze makes you petrify.

According to ancient belief, basilisks were born from the eggs of the ibis bird, which, feeding on the eggs of snakes, sometimes lays its own eggs through its beak. The English scientist Alexander Nekam (XII century.) in his essay wrote: ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌​‌‌‌‌ ​​​‌​‌ ​​‌​‌​ ​​‌​‌‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​​ ​​‌​​​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌​‌​ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

"Every time an old rooster lays an egg that a toad bears, a basilisk is born."

You can kill him by directing the sun's rays into his eyes with a mirror (there is a version that he will turn to stone when he sees his reflection in the mirror).

Basilisk (from others-Greek βᾰσῐλίσκος — king; also Lat. basiliscus, regulus, English basilisk, cockatrice).

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A tree demon from Filipino folklore, a huge obese woman strangling the sleepers to death.

The bathybat takes the form of a huge, old, fat woman who lives in trees.

As a rule, they come into contact with people when the tree on which they live is cut down and turned into a support beam in the house. This causes them to move into the holes in this beam. The bathybat does not allow people to sleep next to her beam.

When a person does fall asleep next to this beam, the bathybat turns into its true form and attacks him. She sits on her victim's chest until he suffocates. To protect yourself from batibat, you need to bite your thumbs or wiggle your toes. Thus, a person wakes up from a nightmare.

Can change appearance at will.

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A creature from the folklore of the USA. "Batsquatch" from "bat" is a bat and "sasquatch" is a North American yeti.

A flying cryptid that was supposedly spotted near Mount St. Helens in the 1980s. It resembles a flying primate.

This furry creature is said to have yellow eyes, sharp teeth, bird-like feet and leathery bat wings extending up to fifty feet (15 m). 

In addition, he is said to be 9 feet (2.7 m) tall and has the ability to affect car engines.

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Aquatic creatures from the folklore of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man. She looks like a mermaid. Usually helps people: points to treasures, helps to swim out, warns about storms, etc., but if someone falls in love very much, he can drown them to be together forever.

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In the beliefs of the Altaians and Tuvinians a werewolf who can turn into animals is at dusk, causes sickness and nightmares.

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In Spanish mythology, a ghostly horse roaming the streets of a city.

Belludo (El Belludo), according to the urban legend of Granada (a city in southern Spain within the autonomous community of Andalusia) — a ghost horse roaming the old streets of the city in the vanguard of a pack of demonic dogs.

Thomas Janvier pointed out the parallels of this legend with the Mexican Vaca de Lumbre, as well as the existence of a similar legend among the Basques, where we are talking about a ghostly, flaming cow.

In the original legend, this ghostly horse has no head and has wool instead of hair. She leads a string of invisible horses, which made themselves felt only by the noise of footsteps.

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In Belarusian mythology, the field spirit (the personification of a lucky chance, A. N. Afanasyev compared Belun with Belobog (a West Slavic deity)) in the guise of a white-bearded old man surrounded by radiance.

He helped travelers find their way, pointed out treasures, guarded the harvest. It was believed that he, being in heaven, collects clouds with his staff and pierces them to shed rain.

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A creature from folklore Western Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

This is a vampire who deprives a person not only of blood, but also of lymph and sperm, leaving only a desiccated mummy. It attacks only waking people and does it most often at night, although sunlight does not have a negative effect on it. It is very strong and can turn into fog. You can kill him with something silver.

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The spirit from the mythology of the Kazan Tatars and Bashkirs.

Pӗҫuri is the name of a Bichura, a household spirit-enricher, among the Tatarstan Chuvash.

He looked like a little man in a red shirt. Usually such spirits lived in deep forests in clearings, but it could be brought home. In this case, he settled under the floor or in the bath.

They could be playing pranks: make noise, hide things, pile on sleeping people, scare them, but you could negotiate with them and then they helped to get rich.

In some ethnic groups of Zakamye, the term Bichura referred to spirits who were represented in the image of a small woman in an old headdress, an analogue of a bannitsa or a kikimora.

The scourge does not cause any significant harm to a person, but strongly and in different ways disturbs him at night: he shouts, plays, laughs, jokes, drags the sleeping person from place to place; things put in one place, hides in another.

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Bienbienes characters from legends Sierra del Baoruco. 

They were described as wild, unpredictable creatures who spoke like ordinary people, but with a kind of frightening grunting or grunting. They didn't wear clothes to cover their naked, short, skinny, deformed and ugly bodies. But they easily climbed trees, rocks and ravines.

The creatures lived in tribes, at night they moved unorganized from one place to another to look for food on peasant land plots. Being very careful, they left false traces so that their hiding places would not be discovered.

They also attacked sleeping residents of cities and painted ominous and incomprehensible messages with blood in the homes of their victims. In the daytime, they hid from human eyes and came out of shelters only at dusk. Legend also says that when someone approaches the territory of bienbienes, they begin to make threatening sounds.

Because of the belief that the bienbienes eat human flesh and entrails, and also use people as sacrifices.

It is believed that the legends turned fugitive African slaves and enslaved Indians into mythical creatures, who fled from sugar factories and gold mines in the 16th century, finding refuge in the mountains and in desert areas. They were cursed by their enslavers and were forced to live in isolation, limiting contact with the outside world.

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Bjera (bjära, mjölkhare, trollhare, pukhare, puken, trollkatten, baran, bärarn, trollnøste, trollnøa — nesun, milk hare, witchy hare/cat/tangle — shv., fin., norv.) - a common name for all spirits-getters stealing neighbor's milk for their master in the South-the western regions of Sweden. ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌​‌‌ ​​

The witch's familiar in Scandinavian folklore. In the form of a cat, a hare or a ball of yarn, she sucks milk from cows and spits it into the witches' milk containers, and also goes home and licks cream. 

The existence of a magical cat, apparently, is due to the fact that foreign objects (such as wool) were noticed in the belching of cattle, and slime molds and foam produced by insects were taken for its excrement.

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Big Muddy

In the 1970s, in the southern part of Illinois (near the city of Murphysboro), a strange creature called the Big Mudd by locals was often noticed.

It is described as a large and very smelly creature that bears some resemblance to a yeti: a bipedal hairy creature, as tall as a man and covered from head to toe with dirty white fur, exuding a disgusting smell. The creature is capable of making terrible screams.

The first eyewitness was an 11-year-old boy.

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Birds that joined their wings is a literal translation from the Chinese name Biinyao. These are Chinese lovebirds.

The Biinyao were represented as a wild duck with red-green plumage. Each bird had one wing, one leg and one eye. They could fly, eat and drink only by joining together in twos. Therefore, they always flew and rested in pairs. According to some sources, one of the birds was green, the other was red.

Because of their inseparability, the biinyao were considered a symbol of a happy marriage.

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Bildad (Billdad or Saltipiscator falcorostratus — pseudoscientific Latin name of Bildad) is a beaver-sized animal in the folklore of American colonists, with long hind legs like a kangaroo, webbed feet and a heavy beak like a hawk. It lives in water. He jumps high and moves quite fast.

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A creature from German folklore. 

Variants of the spelling of the names of Bilvises: Belewitte, Bilwis, Bilwiß, Bilwitz, Bilwiz, Bulwechs, Pilbis, Pilbiz, Pilwiz.

They were represented in the guise of men wearing linen clothes and dark brown cocked hats, and sickles grew on the thumbs of their left feet instead of nails. They live in flocks in tree hollows and in fields. They lead a nocturnal lifestyle, only with the onset of evening these creatures come out of their hiding places.

They are accompanied by their spouses, the so-called roggenmeme - "rye aunts", who walk naked, showing their black breasts, from whose nipples poisonous milk oozes.

The creatures ravage fields, tease and harass people, and can even cause paralysis or make a person wander.

To protect yourself from them, before going out into the field, you should throw a knife with three scratches on the handle to the ground and shout: "Hold on, bilviz!" Bilviz will be afraid of the knife and run away.

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Wild boar from the Chinese mythology with two heads on opposite parts of the body.

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Birsel helps


In Germanic folklore creatures living in the cellars of the houses. If every day they put a pitcher of beer, they will monitor the cleanliness and order in the cellars.

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According to Japanese folklore, skillfully made Biwa upon reaching old age can turn into a self-playing creature. It grows a body like a human and wanders around the road like a blind monk playing songs for alms.

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Black Annis

A character from the local village legends of central England, a cannibal witch with a blue face and iron claws. Attacked the victim from a tree and devoured.

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Black Climber

A mythical entity or ghost from the folklore of climbers of the former USSR countries. According to legend, the black climber was once a living person, but died in the mountains under mysterious circumstances and now wanders through the mountains, sometimes meeting with climbers and coming into contact with them.

It is described as a figure of a man with an indistinguishable face, covered with a black mask or just very dark, in black clothes.

Meetings with him occur exclusively in the mountains, some of the narrators say that they saw him only from a considerable distance, but there are also such stories that describe a face-to-face meeting and even communication with him.

The story of the appearance of the black climber and its significance for the person who met him is told mainly in such variants:

"The search for the guilty"

In this version of the legend, it is said that the black climber is one of two climbers who once went on a pair ascent. Sometimes it is emphasized that two climbers had some kind of a quarrel, for example, were in love with the same girl. During the ascent, one of the pair broke down, the other, connected to the partner with a safety rope, either fearing for his life, or remembering the discord, did not pull him out, but simply cut the rope. Sometimes it is specified that the body of the deceased was not found.

The deceased became the black climber. They say that he wanders through the mountains, trying to find the one whose fault he died. At night, he looks into the tents of sleeping climbers, looks at their faces and leaves. It is emphasized that it is impossible to catch him doing this — he is suitable only when everyone is fast asleep. If a black climber, looking into the tent, sees his legs instead of the climber's face, he can pull the sleeper out of the tent by his legs to look at his face. Narrators can refer to supposedly real cases when a person who went to sleep in a tent with his feet to the exit woke up outside.

In this version of the legend, it is usually said that a meeting with a black climber is a harbinger of misfortune or failure.


The second version of the legend describes a group of climbers in which bad relations have developed between the participants. The group got into an emergency situation, got lost (details can be told in different ways), and people began to disappear and die one by one. There was only one person in the group who kept his presence of mind to the last, tried to rally the group and save the survivors. In the end, he also died, but after his death he stayed in the mountains to look after the climbers and help them.

In this version, a meeting with a black climber in itself does not threaten anything bad, moreover, a black climber can help. However, meeting him may be a sign that there is some tension in the relationship between the climbers.

"Give me some bread..."

The third option is a horror story for the young. During the first nights on the glacier, the young are told a legend about a climber who went down to get bread for the group and did not return, froze in the snow, dried up in the wind, turned black in the sun. But his soul has not calmed down, and he walks on glaciers, looking for bread all the time — and there will be something wrong with the one who does not give him bread. The legend is played out according to the roles — believers / non-believers, long and hard discussed, etc.

At night, the young are sent to sleep, waiting for the moment when they calm down and are half asleep, then one of the old men smears his hand with black, quietly pushes it into the tent and asks in a sepulchral voice: "Give me some bread..." — the reaction is appropriate.

There is a continuation of this tale — the situation develops according to the above scheme, except that someone else is smearing his hand, secretly from the first Black Climber, and after the words "Give me bread..." puts his hand on his shoulder and asks in a sepulchral voice: "And why do you need my bread?.."

"No one is to blame" The fourth option is a kind spirit.

A group of climbers was walking uphill, but suddenly a man walking at the end of the bundle slipped and fell into a gap, where he lost consciousness. The others tried to shout to him, but, having received no answer, they decided that their friend had died, and cut the rope.

After a while, our hero woke up and saw mountain spirits offering him to fulfill one of his wishes:

— Do you want to return home or to your group?

— No, they have already let me go, they have already experienced enough shocks.

— Then maybe you want to punish the friends who left you?

— No, they have already punished themselves.

— Then what do you want?

— I want to walk in the mountains forever, just like you.

The spirits fulfilled the climber's wish. Now he walks in the mountains, and meets climbers.

Sometimes a Black climber leads people into a trap, and sometimes rescues them.

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Black pig Orsha Mlyn

According to local legend, the once well-known in Orsha (town in the Vitebsk region of the Republic of Belarus) near the old water mill is often seen a black pig who appears from nowhere and disappearing into nowhere.

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Black Shaq

The ghostly black dog from the English (stories about him are part of folklore Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex) legends.

The creature is huge (the size of a very large dog or even a moose), having shaggy black fur, huge red eyes "the size of a saucer" and sharp bared teeth. It is a harbinger of death or, more rarely, a killer.

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In Adyghe mythology, a chthonic monster, the personification of the evil forces of nature, a dragon, throwing down water from its huge mouth, which rains, and from a distance it seems like a white cloud (fog) covering the sky. The air he exhales knocks down riders and horses, a blizzard from his eyes sweeps away everything on the way.

In legends, he blocks the river and gives water to the inhabitants, only receiving a girl from them as a tribute. 

In popular beliefs, the eclipse of the Sun and Moon is explained by swallowing their blago. To scare off the creature and free the luminary, shoot guns.

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Blue caps

Hard-working miner spirits from English folklore, who demanded a fee for their work.

The spirit manifested itself as a blue light, shimmering in the air, or trolley full of coal, which itself was riding on rails. He could warn miners about cave-ins or lead them to rich deposits of minerals.

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A Chinese monster from the Catalog of Mountains and Seas, a ram with nine tails and four ears, as well as two eyes on its back.

The name of the creature differs in different editions of the book: in the first edition of 1965 — it is called Fato, in the second, 1987 — Futo.It is difficult to say whether Fato is the same Bochi, or they are different creatures, but the similarity of the texts is obvious.​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

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Bodmin beast

The "Bodmin beast" is a creature from English folklore. This is a large cat-like animal that has been seen more than 60 times in the Bodmin moor area (Cornwall, England) since 1983. In some versions of the story, he is referred to as "the Ghostly wildcat of Bodmin moor" or even "The monster of Bodmin moor".

It is believed that the beast from Bodmin may be a large cat (Panther or Cougar) that escaped from a zoo or private collection. An investigation conducted by the government in 1995 did not reveal any evidence of the presence of such animals, but meetings with the animal continued, there are even videos. In addition, several cases of slaughter of livestock by some animal were recorded.

In 1995, the skull of a large cat was found in Bodmin moor. Staff at the natural history Museum, who examined the skull, determined that it really belonged to a young male leopard, but it was determined that the animal was not killed in England, and that most likely the skull came to the country along with a carpet of leopard skin.

Scientists point out that usually reports of the discovery of such animals are unreliable, because to maintain their numbers, it is necessary to have an improbably large number of individuals in the population, in addition, the survival of escaped animals makes it unlikely that the unsuitable climate and difficulties with food production.

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Creatures from the folklore of Great Britain. These are werewolf spirits that turn into black dogs. To make fun of a person, they can turn into a haystack, and into an untethered cow, and into a pot of gold.

They have cold and wet fingers, as well as glowing yellow eyes in the dark. They do not tolerate criminals and punish thieves, murderers and deceivers.

Usually bogies live alone, but sometimes they gather in company.

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In English lower mythology, the house spirit. It was believed that he was capable of evil tricks (if angry, he could break dishes in the house, untie horses and cows, frighten with sudden sounds, etc.) 

These creatures are shaggy, with long yellow teeth.

Spirits are usually tied to the house, and in this case the only way to get rid of them is to move. However, it happens that Boggart moves in with the inhabitants of the house.

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A shadow-like (dark translucent) creature from Scottish mythology. Bothers criminals and the like (for example, those who cheat widows and orphans, etc.). You can drive Bogle away by showing him the Bible.

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The evil spirit is the master of the swamp in East Slavic mythology. The female version is called bolotnitsa. 

Other names: bolotny, bolotny dedko, the fool of the swamp, the swamp devil, the swamp goblin, the king of the swamp, the swamp; as well as antsybal /antsibul /antsibalka /antsibolit / anchibal/ anchibol, zybochnik, kochechny, omutny; belor. balotnik; Ukrainian bolotyanik, antsibol, netecha[, ocheretyanik (from ocheret — "reed"). 

Antsybal — according to one version is a long-standing borrowing from the Baltic languages, comparable to Lit. ančiabalis — "duck swamp"; according to another version, this is a borrowing of the Czech ančibél, which could be the result of contamination of the words antikrist — "antichrist", and d'abel — "devil", and the convergence of the end part with the swamp occurred later; according to the third version, this is the result of the contraction of the expressions antichrist swamp, antip swamp, antiy bolotny through the intermediate antsibolotnik and antsibolot.

In the Russian North, they usually talked about the female spirit of the swamp, its mistress, the mistress of the tundra — the swamp woman, the swamp woman.

Often, the spirit living in the swamp was considered just a kind of water, a goblin or a devil, and the image of a swamp girl was mixed with the images of a leshachiha, a "free old woman", a mermaid, a water woman and a swamp kikimora.

The appearance of the swampman: a dirty, fat, eyeless creature sitting motionless at the bottom of the swamp, similar to a shaggy man with long arms and a tail. Sometimes it is a shaggy man with long arms and a tail.

It was believed that the swampman and the swamp woman lure a person or animal into a quagmire, where he dies.

Any sounds of the swamp were attributed to the swampman: to lure a person, he quacks like a duck, gurgles like a grouse, roars like a cow (the voice of a drink), moans or laughs (the voices of a white partridge and a snipe on the current).

Also, the swamper, in order to lure the traveler, lights lights in the swamp at night and grows flowers with an alluring aroma.

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Border Guard

On the territory of Poland, Germany and Lithuania, the so-called cursed souls of dishonest surveyors. The creature can take on various disguises from a bright light flying between the grasses to people with glowing limbs or a lantern in their hands.

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In Japanese folklore, a creature that turns into an old, worn-out blanket-mattress. It can strangle people at night.

The very name of this tsukumogami apparently comes from the "mantra" of Zen Buddhist monks of the Fuke sect, who profess the non-existence of all things: "Boro-boro-boro". Well, plus, the Japanese creators of all kinds of creatures' favorite word game, where "boroboro" means "worn out, crumbling". ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

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Mythological character of the peoples Carpathians (Hungarians, Romanians, Slavs), a witch or sorcerer with vampire traits. It can be recognized by the tail on the trunk, on the head or behind the ear. 

The word has Hungarian origin, in Hungarian it, in turn, could have come from the Turkic languages, cf. Turk. basyrkan — "nightmare". In Hungarian, Weng. boszorkány, boszorka — "witch", "sorceress", "spirit of the deceased", "bogeyman", "night ghost"

They can turn into a hare, a dog, a wolf, a fish, a bird. The midwife had to determine what kind of animal the bosorka would turn into. To transform into an animal, it was enough for a barefoot to just whistle.

It was believed that they steal milk from cows, suck blood from humans and cattle, and try to pierce them with an arrow. They are also characterized by sending damage, diseases, death, the evil eye, leading people astray and other leprosy.

It is believed that bosorkoy becomes:

  • a child born in a "shirt";
  • a living adult;
  • the dead man (so that the dead man does not become a barefoot, they advised to put garlic in his mouth, and he himself is face down in a coffin).
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Botukan Sovil

A house spirit living in a barn, from the Highlands of Scotland, who, pitying the infirm old men, threshed grain for them.

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Boxes .

In Japanese folklore, dwarfs are dwarfs with long arms, crooked legs and unkempt beards.

It is believed that the Korobokuru came to Japanese folklore from the Ainu (the oldest population of the Japanese Islands, to

Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Kuril). The Ainu believed that the Koropokkuru inhabited their lands before their arrival. They were skilled fishermen, lived underground (in pits) and under the stems of a mother-and-stepmother or a squirrel. Korobokuru were considered kamu (spirits, deities) of plants (the word itself is made up of the Ainu kor/koro — "squirrel", pok — "under" and kur/kuru — "man").

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British big cats

British big cats, also known as "anomalous ("alien“) big cats "(English: Alien Big Cats, ABC), "phantom cats", "mysterious cats" — large representatives of the cat family unknown to science (or known, but abnormal for the fauna Great Britain), living on British Isles and found in rural areas.

In particular, sightings of "Panthers", "Cougars" and giant "black cats"were reported. They also found animals that were killed by the typical methods of killing big cats (usually Cougars).

The reality of their existence has not been proven, but there are a sufficient number of versions created based on the analysis of individual credible cases that explain their observation: for example, they may be animals that escaped from circuses or were released by their former owners after the publication of the" dangerous wild animals Act " of 1976. However, there are also less scientific versions — in particular, the assumption that a small population of large cat fauna could have been preserved on the territory of the British Isles since the last glaciation.

Brollahan hooves sounds without visible sources


In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Highlands of Scotland, a fairy, permanently devoid of appearance. 

The very Gaelic word "brollahan" means something formless. The masculine noun "brollachan" can mean "to entwine, entangle, entangle". The lexeme "brollach" can be translated as "disorder" and "breast".

Only the hooves can be seen from it. When he gets scared, he bleats like a goat. According to some sources, this is a Scottish brownie, with dark hair, long arms to the knees and a shapeless hairy body. Sometimes it is believed that the brollahan takes on the appearance of what it touches or sits on.

These creatures are vicious and cruel. They are able to inhabit various living beings, including humans, causing a lot of harm, and in the end a person or animal dies.

To expel him from the body, special herbs are needed, which are given to the possessed, while accompanying it with a chant. Brollahan is also afraid of bright light and especially fire, which can kill him.

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In mythology Latin America and Portugal, an exclusively female being, into which a woman who was engaged in witchcraft during her lifetime turns after death.

According to another version, this is a werewolf witch. During the day, it is impossible to distinguish her from an ordinary woman (sometimes even married). At night, she turns into a ghost bird, attacks people and sucks their blood. It is impossible to kill Brooks.

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The house of the Slavic peoples is called the mythological spirit - the owner and patron of the house. The image of the brownie in the representations of the Slavs is known primarily from folk tales and epics recorded in the XVIII-XX centuries, but a similar spirit is found in the mythologies of different peoples, regardless of the habitat and common beliefs.

As a rule, it is believed that the spirit of a deceased ancestor becomes the patron of the house. This is typical for many peoples: for the ancient Greeks, where the keepers of the house and hearth were called geniuses, and for the Romans, who called the patron gods of the hearth penates, for the Chinese, Slavs, etc.

Among the Eastern Slavs , the house is most often called:

  • by habitat: rus. domovoy, domovoiko, domovoy grandfather, belor. damavik, domnik, khatnik, ukr. brownie;
  • by location in the house: rus. golbeshnik (golbets — partition behind the oven), zapechnik, belor. podpechnik.
  • according to his status in the house and relations with family members: rus. the owner, the izbyan bolshak, the grandfather-brother, the bro, the dobrohotushko, the shaggy hostess; belor. ladies' khazyain, the lord, the biggest, uncle, brother, grandfather, sioiski; ukr. khazyain, did, bogatir,
  • according to the main functions and manifestations: rus. breadwinner, zhirovik, brush, lizun, ukr. gurkalo.
  • according to his belonging to the evil spirit: Rus. dashing, the other half, fat devil, belor. damn damavy, not your spirit, likhadzei, ukr. domoviy, dyabel, unclean.

The names of the brownie can be taboo: rus. himself, he, often with the help of metathesis: rus. modoveyko, modozhirko, ukr. dombeyko.

The corresponding female characters are named: rus. domovikha, modovikha, domovilikha, domakha, mistress.

In Polesie, especially in the west, names characteristic of evil spirits in general were often used in relation to the brownie (domovik): Satan, crafty, evil spirit, filth, enemy, nyachystik, lyakailo, puzhalo, nachnik, unkind soul, dead man, death, "that, shcho pamer", witch doctor, koydunnik.

Synonyms are: Brownie; Brownie; Grandfather; Posten; Posten; Lizun; Domozhil; Owner; Zhirovik; Undead; Susedko; Bratanushko; Guardian Spirit; Abuser of the house; Baked; Podpechnik; Podpolnik; Golbeshnik.

Among the Western Slavs, the brownie was more often represented as a snake and was called domowy, ubożę, stwor, chobold, kobold, kłobuk, karzełek skrzat, inkluz, plonek, latawiec, domownik, stopan, żmij, chowaniec.

  • Czech: Dědek, had hospodáříček, had domovníček (the snake lives under the threshold of the house and brings good luck)
  • Slovak: Domovik
  • Polish: Domowoj, domowik, dziad, vygorishche
  • at luzhichan: nócnénědky

The Southern Slavs:

  • Serbian: domaћi usluzhni duh, maliћ, maciћ, doma,i, škrat or shpiritus. In Bosnia and Banate could be called a "domestic imp" (Serbo-Croatian. kuћni ђavolak)
  • Bulgarian: stopan
  • Croatian: Domaći
  • Slovenian: Domovoj

There are different variants of the origin of faith in the brownie. There is an assumption that it originates from those times when a "construction sacrifice" was laid in the foundation of a new building. Initially they were people, later animals were sacrificed. According to another theory, the idea of the patron spirit of the house appeared as a result of the pagan cult of ancestors.

On the territory of Russia, with the advent of Christianity, the brownie began to be considered a demon, like other pagan deities. To get rid of it, it was necessary to consecrate the house. On the territory of Ukraine and Belarus, on the contrary, the brownie eventually became considered a good spirit sent by God to protect the house. This is confirmed by the ideas about possible clashes of the brownie with the bannik, the goblin and other "evil" spirits.

It is not difficult to guess that most often the hearth is considered the domovoi's place of residence, but it can also live in the red corner, the basement, in the attic and even under the threshold.

The appearance of the brownie, judging by the descriptions of eyewitnesses, can also be different. He usually appears to be a shaggy creature of small stature. Sometimes it has animal features, but more often it looks like an ordinary short person. He can also take the form of any family member (especially absent), an animal (most often snakes, weasels, cats, roosters, rats).

Usually a brownie is considered a male being, but along with the male image of a brownie, there is also a female one. Usually this is the wife (domovikha) and daughter (domovinka) of a brownie.

The brownie often appears in the stories of eyewitnesses in various manifestations:

Noisy spirit. Poltergeist phenomena are often associated with a brownie. According to some ideas, he can slam doors, creak floorboards, scream, groan, talk and even hit and pinch a person. This may be due to both the bad character of the brownie, and the fact that usually a good brownie is not happy with something (swearing, disorder, bad relations with children or animals, etc.). A less popular version explains such phenomena by the struggle of the brownie with an evil spirit trying to get into the house.

The predictor. It is believed that a brownie is able to predict the future to the owners of the house: usually he approaches a sleeping person and leans on his chest so that he can neither breathe nor move, and if at this moment he asks the brownie "for better or for worse?", then he will answer. Scientists explain this condition by sleep paralysis.

Hiding things. Another action closely associated with the brownie is the loss of things. If a person cannot find some thing that is usually lying in a prominent place, then it is considered that a brownie took it. To find a thing, it is customary to say: "brownie-brownie, play and give it away!". Another way is to turn the stool over and tie a handkerchief on its leg. After these manipulations, the thing should be found.

The image of the brownie described in this article refers not only to the patron of the house itself, but also to the patron spirits of other buildings. In the representations of some (mostly living in the north) peoples, the brownie is "divided" into characters-doubles, individual owners of each building or even each functional space of the house (a baking dish, a podpechnik, a golbeshnik - a spirit living behind the stove or under it; an underground worker - a spirit living underground; etc.).

The image described here was deformed under the influence of changes in people's everyday life. So, in private houses, the brownie moves not only around the house, but can also look into the barn, chicken coop, backyard. In the manor houses, the brownie was in charge of all the houses of the farmstead. According to modern ideas, a brownie can live not only in a residential building (each apartment has its own), but also in a garage, shed and even in an office.

Brox anthropomorphic creature changes form drinking the blood


In Jewish folklore, a witch is a werewolf, sucking blood from people. Broxa could change her shape as she wanted. Sometimes she was described as a spirit devoid of flesh, sometimes — on the contrary, as a creature of flesh.

In the medieval Portugal Brox was considered a shape—shifting entity-a witch in female form and a demon in male form. It has been suggested that this creature originated from the same Jewish mythical creature. 

Sometimes the option is indicated that this is a bird that sucks goat's milk at night, and sometimes human blood.

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A kind of vampire found in Multan (Moldavia), Transylvania (Semigradje) and Dobrudja, especially often in Wallachia (Southern Romania). 

In appearance, the brucolac seems incredibly swollen, and its skin is stiff and stretched like a drum, and it sounds the same when struck.

Every night he lets out a piercing scream once and whoever responds to this call becomes a victim. To kill a brucolac, you have to chop off his head and immediately burn it in the fire.

Sapkovsky points out that "brucolaks are found not only on Romanian lands, but also in Bulgaria, Greece, and also in Russia, where they are called burdalaks or ghouls."

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Bruja (bruja from Spanish  sorceress, witch) - a kind of witch.

In modern folklore, this is the name of a cryptid - a flying creature that lives not only in England, but also in Wales, Mexico, the USA, Canada, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico and Ireland.

Probably a variant spelling or a varietyBrooks

Bruni helps


A kind of brownie from the Bottom of Scotland. Spirit, usually living in mountains and forests, but can live at home. Can help with the housework.

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Bubach anthropomorphic creature hairy creature helps the little creature


In the legends of Devonshire and Wales (UK) for many centuries there have been tales of a creature called Bubach (Bwbach). It looks like a child, head to toe covered with hair, sometimes the hair a greenish color.

This creature lives hidden in the yard or in the house among the people, helping on the farm, and in return leave him a bowl of milk, cream or oatmeal. Bwbach does not like people who violate a long established tradition, and somehow convinced abstainers, averse even to the beer.

It is an ancient, but completely forgotten creation, as in modern children's fairy tales it is not found.

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Bubak hurting people makes you wander sounds without visible sources


Bubak or Budak is a creature from Czech and Polish legends that looks like a demonic scarecrow. He imitates the crying of a small child to lure travelers, whom he kills, and then weaves a cloth from the souls of his victims. 

Glowing eyes and mouth make it look like Jack with a lantern. And sometimes Bubac is described as a kind of evil version of Santa who travels in a cart pulled by black cats on Christmas Night.

According to the stories, beboks inhabit forests, swamps, dark basements and other similar places.

Budimer anthropomorphic creature hooves


In the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic, this evil spirit, a demon, an evil spirit with black face.

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Buena ft

Snow man living in a drainage channel in Buena Park (orange County, California, USA). He is described as tall, hairy beast rising 8 feet (2.4 m), similar to humans.

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A creature from the folklore of the Isle of Man. Most often he appeared in the form of a large black calf, but sometimes he appears in human form, although in this case he is still given out by horse ears or hooves. It is capable of growing to monstrous proportions.

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Buka (Slavic folklore)

Buka or boogeyman (English Bogeyman) is a folklore character who frightened naughty children.

A creature from Slavic mythology. He usually looks like a furry creature with a huge open mouth and a long tongue. He can turn into a pile of hay, and also make the sounds of a growling dog, while remaining invisible. Sunlight is deadly for him.

In modern ideas, he lives under the bed or closet, where he can pull at night.

Bukavac animal body parts water creature


A creature from Serbian mythology in the form of a six-legged monster with deer horns. He lives in large reservoirs (lakes, swamps), and at night, coming out of the water, makes a lot of noise, jumps on people or animals and strangles them.

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Creature from the folklore of the Netherlands. He lives under the bridge in one of the many canals of Amsterdam. It emits a loud and unpleasant sounds. The creature kidnaps children by taking under water big hook replacing one of his hands. The children who managed to escape from him, told me that he had seen under water "Palace and many beautiful lights."

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Bungisngis — (from tag. ngisi — giggle).

According to the representations of Tagalogs (Philippines) a fabulous giant cyclops with a hypertrophied upper lip who laughs all the time.

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An animal from the mythology of the Australian Aborigines. A water creature or spirit. A cryptid that lives in swamps, billabongs, streams, riverbeds and other bodies of water. 

The testimonies of eyewitnesses who allegedly saw him can be divided into two groups: a creature resembling a dog or a seal, and an animal with a long neck and a small head. The first is most often described as a creature 1.2-1.8 meters long, covered with long dark brown or black fur. According to descriptions of this kind, the bunyip has a round head resembling a bulldog, with prominent fangs and well-visible ears.

Most of these descriptions talk about the absence of a tail, fins and long whiskers. The second type of descriptions of bunyips speaks of long-necked creatures ranging in size from 1.5 to 40 meters in length.

He has a long, elongated torso covered with something similar to fur or feathers. Instead of legs, he has fins, which he violently beats when angry. It is translucent.

The creature allegedly has black or brown fur, large ears and small fangs. The head resembles a horse or an ostrich-like emu. The neck is thin (sometimes with a mane), about 1 meter in length, with numerous folds on the skin. There is a tail like a horse's. At night, you can allegedly hear the terrifying screams of these creatures when they eat other animals or people who carelessly approached their shelters.

He was considered the cause of all the bad things that happened to a person.

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A creature from Filipino folklore, a not very intelligent ogre with one eye in his forehead and two large fangs.

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In Belarusian folklore, the owner of the forest (restricted area of primeval forest). He is tall, shaggy or overgrown with moss. He is like a tree with long branches (and in some descriptions is bark). Hostile to the people.

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Busier drinking the blood restless spirit


In Tunguso-Manchurian mythology, the souls of people who died an unnatural death. 

Envious of people, they hunt for the living, lie in wait for them at the graves (where they gnaw the bones of corpses), climb into houses and, waiting for night, attack the sleepers, suck their blood or brain, peck out their eyes. Having taken possession of a person, busieh brings him to complete exhaustion.

Buvaya the harbinger of death water creature


In Tagalog folklore (Philippines), a giant crocodile-like demon sleeping at the bottom of the ocean, collecting people's souls in its coffin-shaped shoulder chest. He is the guide of the souls of the dead to another world.

Byu animal body parts water creature


In ancient Chinese mythology, a monstrous turtle fish or a one-horned dragon fish with four legs.

According to various descriptions, she has the body of a fish, and the head, arms and legs are human.

This huge (could easily swallow a boat) fish lived in the sea, but could also live on land. The creature's back and belly are covered with sharp spikes. As soon as the fish appeared on the surface of the sea, a fierce wind began to blow and large waves rose.

Bzenek anthropomorphic creature the little creature


In Polish mythology, the guardian spirit in the guise of a little man living in the elder bushes. Weakens if this plant is destroyed. Has the ability to heal and protect yourself and others from evil spells. Can take human form. Vulnerable to fire and iron.


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A horrible demon from Greek folklore with a huge head, tongue sticking out of his mouth, horns and a hump on his chest. He rapes girls and horns pierces the bellies of pregnant women.

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Cadborosaurus fastest thing water creature


A hypothetical marine reptile supposedly living off the coast of North America. It is also called Cadborosaurus willsi or "Caddy".

Eyewitnesses most often describe the cadborosaurus as a huge snake with an elongated narrow body, 5 to 30 meters long, with a head similar to a horse or camel, on a long neck. He allegedly has two small front fins, a caudal fin, as well as two large rear fins. The animal allegedly moves through the bends of its own body and can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h.

The first reports of cadborosaurus began to arrive about 200 years ago, at the turn of the XVIII and XIX centuries, and since then about 300 of his observations have been recorded, some of them reportedly taking place not only on the coast of British Columbia, but also near Vancouver Island and in the San Francisco Bay area in California.

Photos of half-decomposed carcasses of initially unidentified marine animals or these carcasses themselves in the first half of the XX century were often tried to associate with these creatures. In all the cases covered in the press, scientists eventually proved that the remains belong to a shark, a baleen whale, a sea lion or some other known creature.

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Kaj, kajk, or kaji (arm. Քաջք, cargo. ქაიი) — the spirit of wind, storms and war in Armenian and Georgian mythologies.

Spirits of winds and wars, who are able to change their appearance and become invisible. Their music and dancing enchant people and a person can lose the passage of time. They really like to mess up.

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Callah Vare

A creature from the mythology of Scotland. This is a skinny witch with a blue face, who personified winter. She is the patroness of wild animals and fishing. Capable of turning into a stone or a girl.

Cam anthropomorphic creature hurting people


A creature from the folklore of the Komi peoples. He lives in a hut located in a remote forest, and he is served by wolves. Hostile to people, but lets go of those who guess the riddle given to them.

The main function is to protect the fire in his furnace, which he constantly inflates. He has a fiery breath, and his death is in the most red-hot brand available in his furnace.

The word is given in V. Dahl's dictionary as the "local Siberian" name of a shaman.

Camaueto unusual sounds water creature


A creature from the folklore of the inhabitants of Patagonia and the Chilean archipelago.

It is an incredibly strong beast, resembling a horse or bull, but with strong claws and fangs. A new individual grows out of the horn of an adult kamaueto planted in the ground. He is born necessarily in fresh water, and as an adult he lives in the sea. When he moves into it by the river (on a hurricane night), heart-rending sounds are heard. It sinks ships and eats up the entire crew.

Camelopard animal body parts superpowered creature


In medieval mythology, it is a creature that lives in Africa, with a camel's head with two horns bent back and a leopard's torso. It has great strength and ferocity.

Capre anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being makes you wander sounds without visible sources


A tree demon from the folklore of the Philippine Islands, a bearded humanoid creature 2-3 meters tall. Invisible to man, but can make him wander. His presence betrays laughter out of nowhere, an abundance of dragonflies or smoke.

Captcha anthropomorphic creature high being the glowing areas of the body


In the folklore of the fishermen of the Chilean island of Chiloe humanoid creature, tall in a shiny iron helmet on his head and with a strange flickering light emanating from his chest. When checking in to attack the eye.

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Cat Bayun

Kot Bayun (Bayun cat, cat Bahari) - a character in Russian fairy tales, a huge man-eating cat with a magical voice.

He speaks and lulls with his talk and singing approaching travelers and those of them who do not have enough strength to resist his magic and who are not prepared for a fight with him, the sorcerer cat kills with iron claws. But the one who can catch a cat will find salvation from all diseases and ailments-Bayun's fairy tales are healing.

According to researcher Kirill Korolev, the image of the learned cat-storyteller (Bahar) came from popular Russian legends about the wonders of the fabulous "Indian Kingdom". The features of the cat-monster, which can enchant a person to death with its voice, could also be borrowed from medieval texts like "Physiologist" and ABC books.

The oldest known record of a cat is the text of A. Pushkin's nanny. Further spread of the image was promoted by popular prints that illustrated the prologue to "Ruslan and Lyudmila", and largely thanks to them, the learned cat as the personification of storytelling became a well-known character.

In the fairy tales from the collection of A. N. Afanasiev, most likely, the cat-Bayun replaced the devil.

Catoblepas the harbinger of death


A creature from folklore Ethiopia. It is a small wild animal with sedentary limbs and a huge head that is constantly lowered to the ground. Everyone who looks into his eyes immediately dies.

Centaur animal body parts


In Greek mythology, a creature with a horse's body and a human torso.

Chance anthropomorphic creature hurting people the little creature


Creature from the folklore of the Indians of Central America. They are demons in the form of tiny old men living in the woods. They can help person to play it.

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Changfu animal body parts wings


Bird from ancient Chinese mythology in the form of a rooster with three heads, six legs and three wings.

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Changying anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being


In Korean mythology, toothy shaggy giants. They are anthropomorphic, 30 feet (9 m) tall, their teeth are like a saw, their paws are hooked, and their body is overgrown with black fur.

Chargavy restless spirit the harbinger of death


In Belarusian folklore, the last of those buried in the cemetery, acting as a defender of the village before Death. It can be considered a harbinger of death, although it tries its best to delay it.

Charybdis water creature


In Greek myths, a monster that lived in a whirlpool (near the cave of Scylla) and swallowed up everyone passing by.

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Cheri Almighty NIV

According to the mythology of the Komi-Zyryans, water woman with a fish tail and long hair. Clear nights when the moon is full it rises from it, sits at the shore, leaving the tail in the water, combs her hair and softly hums a beautiful voice.

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Child of the red swamp anthropomorphic creature restless spirit unusual eye color water creature

Child of the red swamp

The Ghost of the contemporary Belarusian mythology, who lives in the area of the red swamp near Mozyr, Gomel region. It's a girl with eyes the color of muddy water, which invites a lost stranger a handful of wolf berries. Probably is fiction local writer known under the names of Andrew Gorbachuk and Ian Snegin.

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Chov Yusa NIV anthropomorphic creature restless spirit unusual sounds

Chov Yusa NIV

In Komi-Zyryan tradition, a woman who drowned herself with long hair sitting in the moonlight on the branches of pine trees. She continuously spun, if in the night the moon was closed by clouds, the girl shrilly whistled and shouted: "White, light!" Then the clouds immediately parted.

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Chronorally sounds without visible sources the distortion of time vision from another time


Temporal anomaly of some of the most rare phenomena, but they are in the top five most discussed.

The time – conditional comparative measure of the movement (leakage) of physical and mental processes that are the condition of possibility of change.

From this definition follow two conclusions important for understanding the nature of time and temporal anomalies:

  1. Time is a measure of comparison, the speed (or duration) of occurrence of some phenomena (processes) with the speed of course other. Thus, time is always relative: the speed of any process is always defined in comparison with the flow rate to a reference process. Time does not affect our senses you see, hear, touch, and hence cannot be measured directly. Moreover, the standards of time also until recently was inaccessible to most people: an atomic clock somewhere, and wrist can malfunction and show the wrong time. People are used to the subjectivity of time and don't trust your own feelings a little more than not trusted wrist watch. With the development of the Internet and mobile devices, providing the ability to periodically synchronize (lock) hours with the standard, the relativity of time is greatly reduced, but still not used to it.
  2. Time is the condition of possibility of change. All processes in the Universe happen in time. If it were not time, the universe would have remained in the same condition in which it originated. If time suddenly disappeared, we would simply not noticed – all processes in the Universe would stop and we would not be able to understand what happened, because thinking is also a process and it happens in time.

There are a number of facts, telling about the various anomalies of the current time. Conditionally they can be divided into three types:

  1. time travel;
  2. speed change its flow until it stops;
  3. messages from another time.

Time travel

As travel into the past or the future here refers to the movement at a considerable temporal distance, as any man moving forward along the arrow of time, not making any effort to do so. This category included facts describing:

  • time travel people from the present;
  • guests from another time at present.

Facts in this category are mostly kind of story without reinforcement material evidence.

This category includes the bulk of facts. As example the following case:

I walked across the field home. It was getting dark already – from work went. I see on the road is someone. I looked closer – some woman are not local, and dressed strangely, as the king was dressed again. Tells me something unintelligible. Like moving his lips and no sound. He wanted to approach, to ask again Yes and she happened to get lost. At first I thought the grass roadside leaped. Looked even, and she vanished.

Ivan G. K. (Voronezh oblast)

Change the speed of the flow of time

This category of facts is often associated with different geographic coordinates or objects. As example is the "prodigal" in the woods, where the lost person feel like went lesser or greater period of time than those who in this place was.

Sometimes this is due to some special condition, in which flows of people and the subjective perception of time differs from the perception of others.

Message from another time

Message from another time can look quite different, however, for the most part, they leave behind material evidence. Below we give examples of possible messages to modern people from different times.

  • Messages from different times, obtained or preserved through modern technology. It can be phone calls, SMS, etc.
  • The scenes replay from the past or the future in the present through an unknown mechanism. For example,chronometrage where the Mirage reflects the scene, not what is happening at the moment.
  • Artifacts that do not correspond to its time.

Facts in this category are unrecognizable fairly easy, with the participation of a specialist in the history of a certain region and period.

Some facts often described the phenomenon of the anomalies associated with time. Often it is mentioned together with such phenomena as UFOs, crimson fog, Ghost, etc.

Also touching chronorally often mention various atmospheric phenomena.

Kronoberg unexplained phenomenon, in which you can see or hear events that occurred in the past (according to some in the future). They can be divided into:

  • Picture without sound
  • The image is accompanied by the sounds
  • Different sounds without the image

Should distinguish it from simple a Mirage is an atmospheric phenomenon that enables the use of optical reflections to see shifted in the space of events occurring in the present.

A distinctive feature of Kronoberg is that many of those who watched, trying to capture on photo, audio and video equipment, but instead of the image they were either white spots or nothing at all, and instead of sound – the usual noise.

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Chud anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body high being


In Russian folklore, the people of white-eyed giants with faces on their chests, who lived in the north.

According to another version, they live underground and are close to European dwarfs in meaning: people of short stature, while fabulously rich.

According to the third version, the chud has turned into evil spirits who hide in dark places, abandoned dwellings, baths, even under water. They are invisible, leave behind traces of bird paws or children's feet, harm people and can replace their children with their own. This makes them related to the fairies of Irish folklore.

These are ancient mythical people, characters of Russian, Finno-Ugric[3] (including Komi) folklore. It is also found in Sami folklore.

Chupacabra bloodless victim drinking the blood fastest thing glowing eyes jumps high superpowered creature


The legend of the mysterious creature "the Chupacabra" originates from the state of Puerto Rico, located mostly on the same island. The word "chupacabras" is derived from the Spanish words "chupar" "to suck" and "cabra" — "goat", literally translates as "sucking goat", "goat vampire".

It is believed that the urban legend of the Chupacabra originates in the 1950-ies, when in Puerto Rico found a few dead goats, which were supposedly drained of blood. However, the first attack of this mysterious beast was indeed recorded in the fifties of the last century (more precisely in 1956), but in North America, in Arizona. Similar cases were also registered in Arizona, Oregon, Michigan, Illinois, new Jersey, new Mexico, Florida, and in some parts of Chile, Brazil and Mexico. However, most activities of this creature had in Puerto Rico (1995, hundreds of victims), so it is considered the birthplace of the legendary Chupacabra.

Over time, similar cases began to occur outside of Puerto Rico in close regions and very remote. Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Brazil, the United States – in these countries have been victims of Chupacabra – the bloodless corpses of animals with small wounds on her neck. Since 2005, recorded similar cases in Russia. Eyewitness accounts alike as two drops of water: the creature sneaks into the village, depletes chickens, sheep, and silently disappears.

All the attacks the monster from urban legends share one trait – the round the wound is not great depth on the victim's neck, and partial or complete absence of blood in the body of the victim and the scene.

Also, in some cases, to the antics of Chupacabra include, in addition to these wounds on the body, neat "cuts" and holes. Moreover, specialists had missed any organs, most likely learned through the wounds with surgical precision. Noted another oddity in the corpses of victims. Body not numb. All the joints remain for a long period of time, mobility, and tissue softness. The blood that remains in the bodies of the victims of the Chupacabra, does not clot and even freeze for weeks.

Description of the animal vary: he is credited with the presence of swine Piglet (sometimes the muzzle of a coyote), wings, spikes, clawed paws, glowing eyes (sometimes black without protein). It jumps high fences, runs fast, and in some cases even fly. Sizes range from several tens of centimeters to several meters, and different head shape (from oval to elongated sharpened), color from coal black to bright green to dark green mottled. The presence of spines, scales, wool also varies from case to case.

In addition to the explanations of the antics of the creatures of the living organisms, there are versions about the unknown science creature. Versions of the origin Chupacabra quite a lot, ranging from the simple to absolutely incredible. We list the most famous:

  • unknown to science form of life extant;
  • a natural mutation of a known animal or modification under the action of the disease;
  • the result of a genetic experiment;
  • being of alien origin (this includes version - a being from another world).

As we can see, the history of this mysterious being emerged relatively recently and rapidly spread around the world. The attack and its consequences, as eyewitness accounts differ in many respects which may give rise to separate causes. It is therefore necessary to consider each fact individually, identifying unexplained moments.

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Church Makeup anthropomorphic creature changes form hairy creature restless spirit turns into an animal

Church Makeup

A creature from English and Scandinavian folklore. He was considered the spirit of the church. He could appear in the form of a black dog or a small dark-skinned man.

Churelin anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body drinking the blood restless spirit sexual relations with the victim turns into a human


In Indian folklore, it is the spirit of a woman who died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. He becomes a vampire who lies in wait for lonely travelers.

Usually such spirits look like bogeymen with a huge head and hair sticking out in all directions, but they are able to take the form of beauties in order to attract men.

Cinefile scales


Horned snake, living in swamps, rivers and along the shores of lakes all Araucano, a region in Central Chile. The tail of this snake brings good luck in business.

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Clairvoyance changes form helps


Sverstnitsy the ability to obtain information about events past, present and future, is unavailable for rational ways.

Clairvoyance is usually referred to several different types of claimed supernatural abilities, including:

  • Extrasensory perception — the perception of objects that are not known to the senses.
  • Receiving, in the form of answers to specifically posed questions are mental, information about any current events or specific objects.
  • Obtaining information about the location and condition of the object on the earlier photos or previously associated with subjects, including diagnosis of the health of people or animals on their photos, location of the living being and its condition (alive/dead/sick/unhappy/satisfied/happy) and sometimes the message information about its current surroundings on the photos or things belonging to him.
  • Obtaining visual information about any objects that are not of immediate visual perception (clairvoyance), including "vision inner vision" of the body of living objects and the internal structure of objects.
  • The vision of the aura of living beings and a determination by the aura of their condition (including diagnosis).
  • The examination of "inner vision" of past events (which he "seers" see not might).
  • The perception of information about future events.

In contrast to divination, spiritualism, etc., clairvoyance involves the binding of the individual seer, and not to the used methods.

Belief in the existence of psychics in the real world is quite common, although scientifically confirmed cases of clairvoyance is not fixed.

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Clubauterman anthropomorphic creature predicts the future the little creature turns into an animal


Klabauterman (German: Klabautermann, according to one version, the name comes from n.-German. klabastern — "beat, make noise") in the beliefs of Baltic sailors — the ship's spirit in the form of a small, gnome-sized sailor with a pipe.

Helps sailors by warning them of danger, indicating the course, etc.

In the folklore of the peoples of Western Europe, spirits inhabiting the bow figures of sailing ships. 

They appear before people before a storm or shipwreck, usually in human form (about a meter high, in boots, red hats and white sailor trousers), but sometimes also take the form of a dog, squirrel or cat. They remain invisible most of the time, so meeting with him is more often interpreted as an unkind sign.

Cluricon flying objects sounds without visible sources


A Scottish house spirit that steals things from people and makes noise, screams and other sounds, although it rarely shows itself to a person.

Cmoc scales


In Belarusian and Polish mythology, the spirit is in the form of a snake. Three kinds of Cmocs: General (Cmoc), Brownie (domovik) and Forest (lesovik). Cmoc is not hostile to man.

Cockatrice animal body parts


A creature from European mythology with the head of a rooster, the body and eyes of a toad and two snake tails (one of which is equipped with a sting). Can kill with a look.

Congomato flying creature wings


A creature from Afrakan mythology. It is believed that it lives in the Mwinilunga region in the area of the Jindu and Bangwelu swamps in western Zambia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is described as similar to a pterodactyl. Its skin is red or black in color, with a wingspan of 4 to 7 feet (1.2 - 2.1 m). It has deep-set eyes and a large beak with a mouth full of sharp teeth.

He usually attacks fishermen. He usually kills with a look, but he can also bite off the nose, ears and tear out the throat of his victim. It can also tear up graves and feed on corpses.

Cook animal body parts anthropomorphic creature


In Brazilian folklore, is a witch with body parts (most often), head of a crocodile.

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Copulae animal body parts anthropomorphic creature scales water creature


In the mythology of the Maori Ogre with a dog's head and a human body covered with fish scales. Sensitive to smells.

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Coricancha a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit


In the legends of Swire (Odachi, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture), a beautiful girl named Kanko received many proposals for marriage but refused them all, as she liked someone else. One of her suitors buried her alive in the river Niida, and it turned into a atmospheric Ghost light that is able to fly. When there was later built a cement plant, was added a small temple of Kanko.

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Correlary hairy creature restless spirit


In Portuguese folklore, being in the form of a dog, which are dead souls.

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Coseley animal body parts


Creature from Slavic bestiary, combining goat and elephant.

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Covina anthropomorphic creature hurting people the little creature


Creature from the folklore of the Chilean port city of Coquimbo. It looks like a little man. Loves to prank people.

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Cow Death hooves the bare bones of the skeleton the harbinger of death turns into an animal

Cow Death

Personification of the death of cattle among the Eastern Slavs. 

It appears in the form of a cow or a cat (most often black), or a dog, sometimes in the form of a cow skeleton (a symbol that originated on the model of the popular image of human death) or an old disgusting woman.

Its appearance is accompanied by a mass death of livestock.

It was believed that Cow death appears most often on the day of Agafya Cowshed. 

To frighten Death, the procession raised an incredible noise: they rattled scythes, frying pans, sickles, stove shutters, raised shouts and screams. If an animal (cat, dog) came across, it was immediately killed, believing that it was Death, hiding in the form of a werewolf.

A talisman against Cow death were worn-out old bast shoes soaked in tar, which were hung in the barn

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Crane People

In medieval European literature, a monstrous tribe of people with long necks like cranes.

For the first time in European literature, the crane man appears in the XIII century in The Roman Acts, a collection of short stories of an entertaining or even anecdotal nature, the plots of which were generously drawn later by such authors as Chaucer, Boccaccio, Shakespeare. The crane people in the Roman Acts are the inhabitants of Europe.

These are humans, but they have a crane's head, neck and beak.

Cuco helps restless spirit


In Japanese and Chinese folklore, a type of kitsune, the "air Fox". Can use any magic, but only to help weak or for the benefit of people.

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Cycki animal body parts anthropomorphic creature choking victim hanging Breasts water creature


In the folklore of inhabitants of Western Polissya probaby-polygamy who strangled their children with their iron Breasts.

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Dagon anthropomorphic creature fish tail water creature


Dagon (other-Hebrew. דָּגוֹן; from others-Hebrew. דָּגָן - grain, according to folk etymology from Hebrew. דג — fish).

A Western Semitic deity in the form of a half-human-half-fish.

Dagon primarily acted as the god of agriculture and fertility, invented the plow, taught people to sow grain and bake bread. In modern times, this interpretation has merged with the subculture of "Cthulhu Myths", where Dagon is a fantastic god of fish and the leader of amphibian humanoids.

Dahu hooves


A creature with horns and hooves from folklore The Alps, which lives only in the mountains. 

Since this animal is a mountain animal, its evolution has evolved towards shortening the legs on the one hand and lengthening on the other so that it can stand normally on steep slopes.

There are two types of Dahu — left-sided and right-sided. The first one has shorter legs on the left side, so he can only walk on the mountain counterclockwise. The right-hand side can only go around the mountain clockwise. It is believed that these two subspecies of dahu do not mix in nature, as they meet only face to face. If it still happened that they crossed, from this connection, the so-called "dead dahu" is born, having short legs not on one side of the body, but diagonally, that is, it is either a short front left and rear right, or front right and rear left.

It is believed that the locals joked about the visitors, involving them in the hunt for a "rare" and non-existent animal, forcing them to crawl for hours in an uncomfortable position in the mountains in the wind and freeze in ambush.

Dakhanavar afraid of sunlight anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood living dead superpowered creature


A vampire from ancient Armenian mythology who lives in the mountains Ultish Alto-tem. Dahanavar (arm. Դախանավար) he never kills the inhabitants who live on his lands, and hunts only strangers.

It has superhuman power, attacks only at night and kills by drinking blood.

A vampire usually follows travelers until they stop to rest. When night falls, Dahanavar attacks people, while biting the victim in the leg.

Dahanavar is very territorial and will attack anyone who tries to map these lands or count the hills and valleys in the region. He rightly fears that a complete knowledge of the landscape will reveal all his secret hiding places. 

Even today, some travelers in Armenia, especially those traveling to the Mount Ararat region, take precautions against evil creatures such as Dahanavar. Often they put small heads of garlic in their pockets or rub it and smear this paste on shoes. 

If they stay overnight in the open air, then a large bonfire is built at night, into which garlic heads are thrown. The combination of the garlic smell and the blazing fire should drive any existing vampire species away.

Danhu flying creature


In Chinese mythology, a wonderful bird that flies with its beard (or mustache growing over its beak). Danhu meat has the ability to cure any diseases.

It is believed that the prototype of the creature was an ordinary capercaillie.

Davalpa anthropomorphic creature stretches limbs


In Arabic-Persian folklore, creatures with long, soft, boneless legs, which they wrap around their victims and force them to work for themselves. Its long legs resemble snakes or belts, and above the waist it looks like a man.

Degder animal body parts anthropomorphic creature fastest thing high being superpowered creature unusual eye color


A creature from Somali folklore. She is usually described as a large, tall and very strong woman with long, donkey ears that can hear the steps of her victim for many kilometers, and blood-red eyes with very sharp vision. She moves very fast.

Dev animal body parts anthropomorphic creature high being


Divas, devas (avest. 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 daēuua, daāua, daēva) - supernatural humanoid beings.

In various Indian religious and mythological traditions, under this name "Devas" it is customary to understand many supernatural beings, also called deities, gods or demigods. 

In Iranian mythology, devas are demonic entities. Folklore devas of the Iranian, Turkic, Armenian, Georgian, Dagestan peoples are giants covered with fur, with sharp claws on their hands and feet, with terrible faces. They are often very rich, because they own (manage, protect) the treasures of the earth — precious metals and stones. 

Devas often have a beast—like appearance, and sometimes several heads (up to a hundred heads - Georgian devas, for example, with an increase in the number of heads, their strength increases, and a new one grows in place of a chopped head), there are also cyclops-like ones. They like to kidnap girls.

Di Jiang fireball flying creature the glowing areas of the body wings

Di Jiang

In Chinese mythology, on fire flying creature in the form of a wineskin without a head, but with six legs and four wings.

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Diangelos choking victim glowing eyes


In Turkic folklore, hung with bells, a demon with a black face and burning eyes, which strangles people.

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Dingball sounds without visible sources unusual sounds


A creature from the folklore of the New England states. It looks like a panther with a ball on the end of its tail. Loggers often hear a knock of unknown origin in the woods, as if someone is hitting the trees with something hard, and attribute these sounds to this creature.

Dip drinking the blood hairy creature


In Catalan myth the evil black hairy dog, sucking people's blood. She was limping on one leg.

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Dobie helps helps to find the lost thing restless spirit specifies the location of the treasure


A creature from the mythology of the borderlands between Scotland and England. He is considered a ghost, tied to a certain place. He could also be a house spirit similar to a brownie, and could also guard the treasure. The ego is distinguished by a not very developed mind.

The first mention of Dobie falls on the "Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft" by Walter Scott, now known mainly thanks to the Harry Potter books.

Usually a spirit can be tied to a place for two reasons. Either it's a kind of brownie like brownie, or it's the spirit of a person killed in this place (that's why pirates often created a guard spirit, killing a person in the place where the treasure is hidden).

Dobie is probably the restless spirits. for example, there is a legend about the ghost of a woman killed, according to legend, by her jealous husband. Her ghost was called "Dobie Mortam Tower", and it was said that her blood still periodically appears on the steps of the old Mortam Tower. She annoyed the servants so much that the local priest was called, who drove the ghost under the bridge. The bridge itself in 1771 made sense during the flood and after that no one heard about the ghost anymore.

Dobrokhodiy hairy creature helps high being the little creature turns into an animal


In Belarusian and Polish mythology, the forest spirit, which remains the patron of the trees used in the construction of the hut, while becoming a house spirit.

He can change his height, appear in the form of snakes, birds, as well as creatures completely covered with black wool — sheep, dogs and even shaggy people. Often helps with the housework.

Dodomeki anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body restless spirit


In Japanese folklore, cursed women are thieves with very long arms covered with tiny bird eyes.

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A creature from folklore Michigan.  This creature is described as bipedal, similar to a dog-man seven feet tall (213.36 cm) with blue eyes or amber eyes, with a human torso and a terrible howl similar to a human scream. 

According to legends, Dogman's observations appear in a ten-year cycle, which falls on the years ending at 7. 

Sightings have been reported in several locations throughout Michigan, mostly in the northwest Quadrant The Lower Peninsula . 

In 1987, the legend of the Michigan Dogman gained popularity when disc jockey Steve Cook on WTCM-FM recorded a song about the creature and its recorded sightings.

The first alleged encounter with the Michigan Dogman occurred in 1887 in Wexford County, when two woodcutters saw a creature that they described as having a human body and a dog's head.

Dolo unusual sounds


In Chinese mythology, strange creatures that live in the mountains within the County of Linchuan, Jiangxi province. They appear most often during storms and rainfall, making sounds similar to a whistle. Can put into people arrows. Those in whom they appear, in the same instant covered with sores — from the strong poison.

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Domovichka anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim


In Belarusian folklore, a female house spirit (the daughter of house spirits), prone to lovemaking with human guys.

Doro-TA-Bo anthropomorphic creature restless spirit


In Japanese mythology is the Ghost of a man who worked hard on the field until after his death, the new owner abandoned the fruits of his efforts. He appears in the night out of the mud like a humanoid figure with one eye and three fingers on hands. He wanders through the overgrown fields and piteously groaning "Give me back my rice field!".

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Dotam sounds without visible sources unusual sounds


In the folklore of the Ketov (small people Western Siberia) is a female creature living in the taiga and mountains. Scares people with his scream.

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Young Chum salmon familiar with Russian folklore call her by analogy "baba-yaga", but sometimes dootam is used as a substitute for the forbidden name Hosedam — the wife of the supreme god Yesya, expelled by him from Heaven, as a negative beginning of the Ket pantheon.​‌‌​‌‌​ 

Interestingly, in 1987, the Vereshchagin residents showed a pit on the old airfield site, where it was believed that Dootam lived. She left her abode, frightened by geological tracked all-terrain vehicles and other equipment.​

Double anthropomorphic creature the harbinger of death


Doppelganger, Mimic or Doppelganger - in many cultures, a copy of a person, foreshadowing an imminent death. Sometimes it does not cast shadows and is not reflected in the mirror.

Sometimes it is believed that this is a werewolf capable of reproducing with high accuracy the appearance and behavior of the one he copies. Or his spirit, which came out of the body or came from another world.

Dragon flying creature generating a fire creature scales the glowing areas of the body wings


A creature from the mythology of Europe and Asia in the form of a huge winged lizard-like creature. 

Dragon (Greek: δράκων) — a collective name that unites a number of mythical creatures that appear in the myths and folklore of many peoples of the world. 


European Dragon

European dragons from Catalonia are depicted as snake-like creatures with two or four paws. Their breath is poisonous, and touching can kill by decomposition and rotting. According to French legend, dragons are also referred to as dragoons. In the Italian legend, or rather in the Sardinian myth, a dragon named skultoun is mentioned, capable of killing people with one glance, as they say, he was immortal and lived in undeveloped areas of the country. Dragon-like wyverns with two legs have been mentioned and used as symbols in English culture since medieval times.

Eastern Dragon

Chinese dragons are more serpentine than European ones, and are usually depicted as benevolent creatures. Although there are exceptions. Such dragons are also depicted in various shapes, colors and sizes. Japanese dragons are very similar to Chinese, but they have three claws instead of four. As a rule, they are depicted as benevolent, having a golden color.

Norse mythology

In Scandinavian mythology, lindworms are mentioned, usually having two paws. The World Serpent Jormungand is depicted as a giant snake with signs of a dragon. The poem The Divination of the Velva tells about a dragon called Nidhegg. The Edda describes the dragon Fafnir, who was also a lindworm. Vikings at one time loved to decorate their ships with dragon heads, thereby intimidating their opponents.

Greek mythology

In Homer's Iliad, King Agamemnon has a symbol on his chest in the form of a blue three-headed dragon.

Egyptian mythology

Apep, also known as Apophis, was a divine serpent or giant snake in Egyptian mythology. Apophis was supposedly the mortal enemy of Ra, the sun god.

Slavic mythology

In Slavic mythology, the dense dragon is associated with a snake. Russian dragons are usually depicted with three heads. According to some legends, if such a dragon's head is cut off, it will grow back. In Russia and Ukraine, the most famous likeness of a dragon is the Gorynych Serpent, which has symbolic three heads and spits fire.

Other Russian dragons (such as Tugarin) have Turkic names, probably symbolizing Mongols and other nomadic peoples. The coat of arms of Moscow also depicts St. George (symbolizing Christianity), who kills a dragon (symbolizing Satan).

Indonesian-Malay mythology

In Indonesian and Malay cultures, dragons are referred to as Naga or Nogo, and are often depicted as giant snake-like creatures. Indian and Indonesian dragons (Naga) are considered divine and benevolent.

Hindu mythology

In Hindu mythology, draconian snakes, known as Nagas, occupy a prominent place and are usually equated with cobras. They tend to be neutral creatures, but are more often portrayed as benevolent rather than malevolent.

Vietnamese mythology

Vietnamese dragons are symbolic and very important creatures in the folklore and mythology of Vietnam. According to the mythology of creation, humans descended from dragons and faeries. The Vietnamese believe that dragons cause rain, which is very important for agriculture.

The term "dragon" has also come to be applied to mythical Asian dragon-like creatures, such as Japanese ryu (竜), Chinese lun (龍), Vietnamese long (龍), Korean yong (용) and others.

The earliest attested reports of dragon-like creatures tell of some giant snakes. Dragons were first described in the mythology of the ancient Near East, as well as in the art and literature of ancient Mesopotamia.

Often it flies, less often it glows or spews fire. For many peoples, his appearance in the sky foreshadowed misfortune.

It is often mentioned that dragons have an insatiable appetite, they live in caves where they hoard and guard treasures.

Draug anthropomorphic creature living dead


In Scandinavian mythology, a revived dead man who returned to the world of the living by his own will after a violent death or at the call of a strong sorcerer. 

The appearance depends on the type of death: water constantly flows from the drowned man, and bleeding wounds gape on the body of the fallen fighter. The skin color can vary from dead white to cadaverous blue. His body can swell to a huge size, which makes him much heavier and more sedentary.

Sometimes they remain undisturbed for many years. Sometimes the soul is preserved.

Draugs are often referred to as guardians of the treasures of burial mounds. At the same time, there are legends about draugs leaving their tombs at night to jump and jump on the roofs of houses, inspiring terror in people.

Draugs are credited with supernatural power and magical abilities: to predict the future, weather. Anyone who knows a special spell can subdue them.

It is also mentioned in the sagas that they are able to transform into various animals, but at the same time they still have human eyes and a mind that they had in "human" form. Sometimes they can pass through the ground.

Draugs can attack animals and travelers staying overnight in a stable, but they can also attack a dwelling. In connection with this belief, a custom arose in Iceland to knock three times at night (it was believed that the ghost was limited to one).

Drekavac anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood restless spirit the harbinger of death turns into an animal


A creature from the folklore of the Southern Slavs. It is believed that this is the soul of a dead unbaptized baby.

It has a very thin and elongated spindle-shaped body with a disproportionately large head, but it can look like an animal (foreshadows the death of a pet) or a child (foreshadows the death of a person).

It can bleat a kid, cry a baby, meow, scream like a bird. Usually appears in cemeteries, along roads or right in the village. Considered a vampire. Sometimes it is believed that he attacks livestock.

Dsonokva anthropomorphic creature hanging Breasts high being specifies the location of the treasure unusual sounds


In the myths of the Indians of North America, ogres are ogres with copper claws, long hanging breasts and black skin. He whistles to lure people to him.

If you burn dsonokva, mosquitoes will be born from its ashes. If you take a giantess by surprise, she can share some of her wealth with a person.

Dub animal body parts anthropomorphic creature unusual sounds


In the mythology of African peoples, the beast, digging up and devouring corpses. It is believed that he has human hands and feet and body and head of a wolf. It is also able to emit a creepy trumpet sounds, through which you can know that he is somewhere close.

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Duende anthropomorphic creature helps specifies the location of the treasure the little creature


House spirit in Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican folklore.

Etymologically, it is a derivative of "dueno", which means "master", or rather, "master of the house".

He has a short stature, a long goatee beard, unusually strong hands and an extremely low and deep voice. There is a mention that one of their hands is made of wool, and the other is made of metal.

The creature can point to the treasure, which then turned into ashes, ashes, leaves, etc.

Dunya-mara water creature


The sea man from the folklore of the Isle of Man. It is considered much less ferocious than the usual English Merrow, and almost as gentle and friendly as the Irish Merrow.

Duppy anthropomorphic creature the bare bones of the skeleton translucent turns into a human turns into an animal


In Caribbean folklore, it is the spirit of a dead man, capable of taking the form of animals (in particular a three-legged horse) or people (for example, "Susan-with-long-tits" (Long-Bubby Susan), which she throws over her shoulder). He moves backwards. If he has not taken someone's form, then he looks like a haze or a ghost, or even a white translucent skeleton. 

No one can take a picture or record dappy on video. 

Dyabdar helps large creature scales


In the myths of the Evenks there is a giant snake. He lays riverbeds, heals people.

Dyutpa water creature


In Altai mythology, fantastic monsters are dragons that live near the reservoirs of the underworld. They go back to the image of a fantastic dragon. They are hostile to people, which does not prevent them from being guides of shamans during trips to the underworld.

Dzashiki-varasi anthropomorphic creature fire with no apparent source fluid with no apparent source helps sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects


A house spirit from Japanese folklore.  By nature and appearance, he is a child of 5-6 years old. He can turn over pillows or cause sounds similar to music heard from rooms that no one uses, etc. Sometimes he leaves small footprints in the ashes.

According to beliefs, this spirit can be found in large old houses that are maintained in good condition. Residents of the house in which dzashiki-varasi lives are lucky, but if the spirit leaves the house for some reason, then it will soon fall into decay. To attract and retain a dzashiki-varasi in the house, you need to appreciate and take care of him, but too much attention can scare him away.

Dzikininki restless spirit


Dzikininki – (literally, "goblin eating people") – in Japanese Buddhism, an evil spirit that eats people's corpses.

In Japanese mythology, if a person thought only about profit during his lifetime, after death he can be reborn as a creepy creature of indeterminate appearance, devouring corpses. At the same time, he experiences incredible torment from his food, which is disgusting to him and feels a strong sense of guilt from being engaged in cannibalism.

This spirit feeds on carrion at night, and during the day it can turn into a person. He can be freed from such an existence by the prayer of a truly righteous monk.

In one of the legends, the narrator uses the term "rakshasa" in addition to "dzikininka". Probably, dzikininki is included in the twenty-sixth class of "hungry" spirits, which were described in ancient Buddhist books.

Dzorigami animated object


In Japanese folklore, the kind of creatures that an old clock turns into.


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Earthen cat

In the Urals it is believed that under the earth there is a cat with flaming ears. Usually it shows only a glowing blue ear. Where it appears - there is a buried treasure.

It is believed that superstitions of the miners is being hit as a personification of burning sulfur gas coming out of the ground.

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Ectoplasm circumstance perception


It is believed that spiritualism appeared in 1848.  This belief in the reality of posthumous life and the possibility of communicating with the spirits of the dead through mediums quickly gained popularity and developed into a religious and philosophical trend. One of the important abilities of the medium of those times, along with psychokinesis and levitation, was considered materialization, that is, the manifestation in his presence of extraneous living matter formed from ectoplasm.

It was believed that ectoplasm (from other-Greek. ἐκτός "outside" and πλάσμα "something formed") It is a viscous substance of mysterious origin, which is released through the nose, ears and other parts of the medium's body. This is the concentration of psychic energy of the medium, which is the basis for the materialization of the spirit.

According to eyewitnesses, this energetically saturated substance is a liquid or even a milky-white vapor with a pungent smell of ozone, a dense dough-like mass or even something similar to a thin cloth or gauze.

According to mediums, ectoplasm absolutely does not tolerate bright light, as well as any contacts. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct sessions only in a semi-dark room. If anyone tries to touch it, turn on a light, or make a sudden movement, it is immediately drawn back into the medium's body.

At the same time, it is believed that ectoplasm is able to repeat the texture of meterializable things - suit fabrics, helmet metal, etc. According to external signs, ectoplasm has many similarities with <span>angel hair</span>.

Opinions were divided in the scientific world of that time. Proponents of spiritualism believed that materialization is real, and represents psychic energy that appears due to the influence of spirits on the mind and nervous system of the medium.

Skeptics point out that a significant part of the reports concerning the appearance of this substance refers to the sessions of the XIX century, conducted without observing minimal control by independent observers. Later, when the methods of control became tougher, reports of numerous spiritualistic hoaxes began to appear, including those associated with the appearance of ectoplasm.

For example, in the Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits Rosemary Ellen Guili was pointed out:

The analysis of ectoplasmic fragments aroused suspicion. Several critics announced that the substance was either chewed paper, gauze, or other fabric, probably regurgitated, or even animal tissues. Bero's ectoplasm was most likely paper. And biologists from Harvard discovered that the pseudopod Crandon was an animal's lung, carved so that it resembled a hand.

The magician Harry Houdini, who tried to expose the spiritualists, once remarked that he could not imagine that the Lord would allow the appearance of such a disgusting substance from the human body.

In the XX century, ectoplasm was studied in detail by specialists in the observation of mental phenomena. It is known that fraudulent mediums isolated ectoplasm made from strips of muslin, a mixture of soap, gelatin and egg whites. 

In fact, you don't need to take the skeptics' word for it. It is enough to look at the photos of the alleged ectoplasm and draw conclusions on your own.

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Mythological horses from Celtic mythology, living in the sea and able to move on the water surface. Each-uisge is literally a "water horse".

They live in the Scottish Highlands. These creatures are called a folklorist Catherine Briggs is "perhaps the most dangerous and vicious of all water horses."

Unlike kelpies inhabiting flowing reservoirs, eh-ushkye lives in the sea or lake. Eh-ushkye can take the form of a beautiful horse, pony, cute man or a huge bird.

A man can ride eh-ushkye in his horse form, but he is only safe away from the sea. However, the smallest sign or smell of water will mean the death of the rider: the skin of the eh-ushkye will become sticky, and the animal will immediately rush into the deepest part of the reservoir together with its victim. When a person drowns, eh-ushkye tears him apart and devours the whole body, except for the liver, which then floats on the surface of the water.

In his human form, he is a handsome man, and he can be distinguished from an ordinary person only by algae or a large amount of sand and dirt in his hair. They can seduce women.

Eh-ushkye from the island Skye was described by Gordon in 1995 as having a parrot-like beak, and this, coupled with his habit of unexpectedly diving, could appear during non-fictional encounters with sea turtles, such as, for example, the leatherback turtle.

Eintykara anthropomorphic creature flying creature helps induces pregnancy turns into a human


According to the Paraguayan Chamacoco, the Eintykára bees produce golden honey. This honey can cause mild hallucinogenic effects due to the presence of ergot fungus on plants visited by bees. 

But even more remarkable is their ability to come together and transform into a person with milky-white skin and honey-golden hair. 

Legend has it that a woman married Eintikara and they had children. Eintikaru was unnaturally intelligent, a diligent, indefatigable worker who was admired by the entire village. It seemed like it never ate, but instead it would go into the forest, turn into a swarm of bees, and then reintegrate after collecting enough nectar. His" waste " was beeswax and eintykar honey, which he distributed to everyone. 

This legend explains why some of the Chamakoko are light-skinned - because they are his descendants.

Ekek anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood wings


Creatures from Filipino folklore, described as winged people, or half-humans, half-birds. It is believed that it launches its proboscis into the uterus of a pregnant woman and sucks blood from an unborn child through it.

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El Cuco

El Cuco (or Cucuy, Coca, Cook, Coco) is a mystical ghost monster that is mentioned in scary stories for children in many Latin American and Portuguese–speaking countries. In its cultural significance, it is similar to the American Boogeyman and Babai from Slavic folklore.

El Cuco has a gender, although it is impossible to distinguish him by the appearance of the monster. At the same time, the folklore names of creatures of different sexes are different: Kuko is a male monster, and Kuka is a female, .

The myth of El Cuco originated in the countries of Portugal and Spain. The Spanish word "coco" ("coco") comes from the Portuguese "coco" ("cotco") – the so-called ghost with a pumpkin instead of a head. The word "coco" is used colloquially to refer to a human head in Portuguese and Spanish. Also "coco" means "skull". The word "cocuruto" in Portuguese means "crown" (and also "top" if we are talking about a hill or mountain). From the Basque language, "gogo" translates as "spirit". In Spanish mythology, "Crouga" is the name of a little–known deity to whom gifts were presented.

In many Latin American countries, the monster is often called El Cucuy. In northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, where the Hispanic population predominates, the creature is called "Coco Man".

El Cuco kidnaps and devours children. He can swallow a child right away without leaving a trace, or maybe, being a ghost, he can inhabit him and take him away to no one knows where. The monster comes to the naughty children, climbs on the roof and watches them.

This creature is often compared to the devil, contrasting with the guardian angel. There is a version that initially El Cuco was the spirit of a deceased person.

There is no generally accepted description of El Cuco, because he is portrayed differently in different countries. All descriptions of the creature agree that it is very scary to look at. He is described as a shapeless figure or a hairy monster that hides in closets or under beds. In the Middle Ages, at festivals, the creature was depicted as a female dragon. In Brazilian folklore, the monster is depicted as a humanoid female alligator and is called a Cook.

In Portugal, El Cuco's head is traditionally depicted as a carved vegetable lantern made of pumpkin, with two eyes and a mouth and a candle inside. He is also represented as a warrior carrying his own severed head.

Interestingly, in 1498, the sailor Vasco da Gama named the fruit of the Polynesian palm "coco", recalling the mythical creature. The word "coconut" comes from here.

The image of this monster has been used many times in the culture of different countries, ranging from Francisco Goya's 1799 work entitled "The Arrival of El Cucuy", to Stephen King's modern novel "The Outsider" ("The Outsider", 2018).

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El Familiare

The legend is known in the sugar factories of the northeast of Argentina. According to popular belief, it is a spirit that devours people when it wanders through the cane fields. There are several entries that refer to his appearance: some of them describe him as a large snake, others as a dog, while many others give him humanoid features or translucent shadow features.

He has big red glowing eyes and fiery hair color. He feeds on human flesh. Only those who were his victims know about him.

 Neither edged weapons nor firearms can damage it. However, according to them, you can escape from his claws alive by showing him a cross formed by daggers.

Elk Frodi animal body parts

Elk Frodi

The hero of the Icelandic Saga. He is a half man, paulose. Eventually his own name became a household word, and now Icelanders call any of the centaurs.

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Ellillons anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature


Tiny kind elves of Welsh folklore, helping with the housework.

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Magical folk from Germanic-Scandinavian and Celtic folklore. They are also known by the names alva (Scandinavian), sida (Ancient Irish). The word "elf" itself is associated by some researchers with the Roman root "alb" — "white", according to another version it came from the Welsh "ellyl" or the Irish "aillil" — "shining", going back to the Sumerian "ellu" ("shining"). According to the descriptions of elves and fairies differ little.

Being benevolent to people. Descriptions of elves in various mythologies vary, but, as a rule, they are beautiful, light (sometimes even glowing) creatures, spirits of the forest. Sometimes they kidnap people (or their belongings) by taking them to their country, where a person has lost track of vermin. Sometimes they dance in forests or meadows in the form of lights, leaving trampled areas.

EMA anthropomorphic creature excessive thinness hurting people long limbs pass the device or knowledge the transition to another world the unusual shape of the eyes


In the folklore of the Komi peoples of this hostess of cereals, bread, mistress of flora and fauna, mistress of the forest. She lives in a dense forest, listen to her animals and birds.

It is connected with the bottom or other edge of the world. Her world is separated from the human world forest, mountain, river, tar fire, etc.

She has long teeth, often iron, iron nails, long nose, pressed against the ceiling (the floor, in a corner, with his help, she drowns oven or put into the oven the loaves), hairy eyes, often blind, with the nose she smells better than he sees.

Her image is similar to the Russian Baba Yaga. She also lives in a hut on chicken legs, chicken egg (copper, silver, gold), without Windows, without doors, which, when caught, the hero is transformed into a room with three, two and then one angle.

Unlike Baba Yaga, does not move in a mortar. As vehicles there is a "huge cat", which can fly through the air, swim under water, etc.

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Empusa anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim the glowing areas of the body


A creature from Greek folklore. This is an anthropomorphic inhabitant of the underworld who can change her appearance, but always has a bronze leg and a flaming face. Can have sexual relations with people.

Encantado sexual relations with the victim the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim turns into a human


Pink dolphins are werewolves from Brazilian mythology, living in the waters of the Amazon. At night, they turn into handsome young guys dressed in bright suits of antique cut and large straw hats hiding the blowhole. They go to settlements in search of girls who are able to exert a hypnotic influence and engage in sexual relations.

ENCO anthropomorphic creature hairy creature induces pregnancy sexual relations with the victim


APE-a kind of Kappa from the Japanese Prefecture of Hiroshima, and from the regions of Chugoku and Shikoku. Attacks man and pulls him from the back passage bowel, raping human women. The offspring of his birth has teeth and a deep groove on the head.

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Eratnik anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood fastest thing living dead superpowered creature


Russian graves In Belarusian and Russian mythology, a deceased sorcerer or witch doctor who gets up from the grave at midnight and walks around the neighborhood until the first cocks. Can develop a high speed. Has great power. Can attack people and drink blood.

Erdluitly afraid of sunlight anthropomorphic creature helps pass the device or knowledge predicts the future the little creature


In the folklore of Switzerland and northern Italy, the earthen folk with crow's feet instead of legs.

They predict whether the next year will be fruitful, help farmers take care of pets, are able to turn tree leaves into gold and precious stones, as well as control the weather. Be afraid of sunlight and ringing of bells.

Eshap anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood hairy creature large creature superpowered creature


In the epic of the Ingush and Chechens, an anthropomorphic monster (of indeterminate gender) with nine eyes, nine arms and legs guarding the entrance to the world of the dead.

He has a huge body, overgrown with long hair, covered with lice. With a hair torn from his beard, he is able to bind a person. Probably drinking blood.

Sometimes the Eshap appears in female form. In fairy tales, Eshap is a sorceress who sucks people's blood or devours them; that is, a kind of analogue of the Slavic baba yaga.

Every helps scales


In the mythology of the Avars, a domestic spirit in the guise of a white snake, bringing prosperity and well-being.

According to beliefs Each one is sometimes placed on the jug (turning his head to the throat of the jug), and then the contents of the vessel are multiplied, the effect of the "evil eye" is neutralized.

It is believed that the plants touched by Each one are rapidly growing.​‌‌​‌‌​

Exekyu flying creature large creature wings


A character of Dolgan fairy tales and the heroic epic olongko. A giant eagle with a beak capable of breaking a human skull.

He is the king of all birds. One of the legends tells about the size of the bird, where it was carried on eight horses, and in which the Exekyu swallows three cows at a time. Sometimes this mythical bird is described as two-headed (or even eight-headed).

Exekyu is also able to transform into a human and in a similar guise act as a legendary hero-king, dressed in heavy armor and with wings on his back.

Extrasensory perception circumstance perception

Extrasensory perception

In the modern world, psychics in the narrow sense of the word are called people with psychic abilities. Usually the term "psychic abilities" combines such phenomena as:

  • Clairvoyance (the ability of a person to receive information in addition to perception mechanisms and channels known to science and recorded by modern scientific means, including information about past and future events); Telepathy (the ability of the brain to transmit thoughts and images to another brain at a distance directly, without using any known means of communication); Since ancient times there were shamans and mystics who tried to predict the future or solve the riddles of the past and present.

In order for others to unconditionally believe in the truth of these predictions, they surrounded themselves with a halo of mystery. Therefore, it is now traditionally believed that psychics take their knowledge from the "astral", "ghost world", etc. which, according to the logic of most psychics themselves, cannot be identified without having the same gift. Mainly due to such statements, extrasensory perception is now referred to the pseudoscience section by default. For example, Wikipedia gives this definition:

Extrasensory perception (ESP, ESP) (from Latin extra — "over", "outside"; sensus — "feeling") is a term used for many supposedly existing paranormal forms of perception or human abilities. That is, modern science denies the existence of an "astral", a "ghost world", and similar "sources of information" for a psychic, and for some reason on the basis of this denies the fundamental possibility of supersensible perception.

 But it wasn't always like that.

And to understand how such conclusions were reached, it is necessary to consider the history of research on extrasensory perception.

The first societies of "psychic research" of these phenomena were created by scientists between 1880 and 1890. They included such famous scientists as Richet and Flammarion from France, Miers and Guerney from England and James from the USA. At first, methods taken from the practice of spiritualism were used. They resorted to the "abilities" of spiritualistic mediums who produced psychic effects and "communicated" with the souls of the deceased. But despite the use of measuring instruments and the introduction of sophisticated methods of control, the results remained very controversial. In fact, it was very difficult to distinguish true phenomena from clever manipulations. In the end, I had to abandon this approach and switch to more rigorous methods. The study of "paranormal" phenomena began to be carried out in laboratory conditions.

A Parapsychological Association was founded to study these phenomena. Her task was not to "prove" the reality of psi phenomena, but rather to contribute to the study of phenomena called "anomalous". In 1969, the seriousness of the experimenters' work and their energy led to the fact that the Parapsychological Association was accepted into the American Association for Scientific Progress.

This field, recently recognized as a scientific discipline, had many names: in Germany and the USA - parapsychology, in France - meta-psychology, in the USSR - bioinformatics, etc. Recently a new name has been proposed - psilogy. It allows you to bring together all the information related to the so-called psi phenomena.

The pioneers of laboratory studies of psi phenomena were L.L. Vasiliev at Moscow University and Rain at Duke University (USA). L. Vasiliev tried mainly to establish the existence of a connection between hypnosis and extrasensory perception, his staff also collected a number of observations concerning telekinesis. Rhine made the approach scientific by basing it on the use of instruments and subjecting the results to systematic statistical analysis.

Since the first experiments conducted in the late 20s by Rain, research in this and related areas has allowed us to collect a large amount of data. The results of statistical analysis obtained in many experiments cannot leave anyone indifferent. For example, Pearce-Pratt's research on telepathy (1934) included four series of experiments in which subjects were in places located at a distance of 90 to 230 meters from each other. A series of 25 Zener cards was presented 74 times, i.e. there were 1850 presentations in total. The result: 558 correct answers, which is 188 more cases than would be expected according to probability theory. Statistical analysis of this result shows that the probability of such a number of correct answers is less than 10-22.

In an experiment aimed at studying foresight, Schmidt (1969) used an apparatus that provided complete automation of the experience. Out of four possible light signals, the device randomly selected one. He recorded both his choice and the response of the subject, who was asked to guess what kind of signal it would be before the light signal appeared. During the first series of experiments, three subjects made a total of 63066 attempts, and then another 20,000 in the second series. The results were such that the probability of p was less than 10-9 for the first series and less than 10-10 for the second.

Other studies have dealt with dreams and the possibility of changing their content by exposing the agent to the sleeping recipient. Most of these experiments were carried out at the Maimonides Medical Center in New York (Krippner, Ullman, 1964). The subject, who was in a soundproof room, was asked to lie down, relax and fall asleep. Previously, electrodes were attached to his head to determine the time of the onset of paradoxical sleep. As soon as the phase of this dream began, the agent, concentrating all his attention on a randomly selected image, tried to "transfer" it to the sleeping percipient. Then he was woken up and asked to tell what dream or what dreams he had seen. Statistically significant results were obtained in 9 out of 12 studies.

One of the most important places in parapsychological research is occupied by experiments conducted under hypnosis. French scientists Jean and Richet have been trying to identify the connection between extrasensory perception and hypnosis since the 80s of the last century, but only in the 50s of this century research in this area became systematic thanks to L.Vasiliev in the USSR, Faler in Finland, Rizl in Czechoslovakia, Kasler and Honorton in the USA. Various methods were used to compare the results obtained on subjects during hypnosis and without it. About 50 years ago (Van de Castle, 1963), the results of 14 studies were combined with Zener maps conducted by eleven groups. Under hypnosis, 9785 out of 44400 responses turned out to be correct (i.e. 905 more than could be expected as a result of random coincidences).

As during dreams, during hypnosis, the increase in psi phenomena is explained, apparently, by the fact that the level of barriers that exist during wakefulness decreases. Thus, falling under the influence of a hypnotist, the subject becomes more receptive.

Research results and main hypotheses One of the explanations for the possibility of the manifestation of psychic abilities in each person belongs to Brand (Brand, 1975) and Honorton (Honorton, 1978).

According to their theory, any person can optimally carry out extra-sensory perception by fulfilling one or more of the following conditions: you need to relax, disconnect, as far as possible, from all influences (images, impressions) and external activities, try to come to a state of receptivity, “open up” to a different worldview and at least for a moment want to feel the psi state. It is thanks to such means that help to focus on your inner world in a state of openness, and a person can allegedly manifest the ability to psi-phenomenon.

Stanford, developing a similar idea, believes that psi functions are one of the elements of the normal human nature. Therefore, spontaneous manifestations of extrasensory perception are just the tip of the iceberg. Under the visible part, there are many actions and events that can also be attributed to the use of psi abilities. Stanford calls them instrumental responses involving psi abilities. We are talking about "happy cases" that could be mistaken for coincidences: for example, you missed the bus because you stayed at home, while waiting for the next bus, you remember one of your friends whom you haven't seen for a long time, and then, getting on the next bus, you suddenly come face to face with this very a friend who, as it turns out, decided to take the bus that day, although he had never done it before. What is it, a happy accident? According to Stanford, our body is constantly combing through the environment, trying to find the means to meet its needs. With such combing, both psi abilities and ordinary sensory and cognitive processes can be used.
As soon as a person finds a suitable remedy, he turns on a behavior mechanism that begins to act in such a way as to satisfy the need that has arisen. For example, in the example above, a person who wants to meet his friend subconsciously did what he needed to make his wish come true.

Although research in the field of parapsychology has received an official status and many results indicate the real existence of psi phenomena, skeptics continue to express all sorts of critical considerations.
First of all, experiments that allegedly gave statistically reliable results are questioned. Indeed, there are many dubious cases in the history of parapsychology. Some of the subjects were caught cheating, while others, after several years of experiments, confessed to the tricks they resorted to. Sometimes scientists themselves falsified the results of their experiments.
Later, errors were discovered in the methodology of the experiments. The control of sensory signals was poorly carried out; the subjects were insufficiently isolated from each other; the material had defects that made it possible to incorrectly evaluate the results; the choice of target paintings was made in a non-random way; the researchers made mistakes in the records, etc.

The most common reproach of skeptics was that with a sufficiently large number of data, even minor discrepancies between the results obtained and the expected results become significant. But most often the question is raised about the reproducibility of experiments. The experimenter, repeating the experiment with the same subjects and under the same conditions, is not sure of getting the same results. A combination of factors associated with the subjects, with the material, with the experimenter and with the psi phenomena themselves comes into effect.

Finally, many critics point to the lack of theory and practical applications, and even simply consider the existence of psi phenomena impossible due to their incompatibility with generally accepted scientific theories.

Conclusion As a result, scientists do not deny that sometimes individuals manifest the phenomenon of supersensible perception, only the mystical way of obtaining information by these people does not find confirmation.

Of course, now most people who call themselves "psychics" are artists working for the public, which can be either a group of people at a performance, or one person who has asked for help. Their activity is based on well-known laws of psychology, the methodology of actions is described in detail and has little in common with "extrasensory perception". In their activities, such "psychics" use a person's tendency to regard general and vague descriptions of a person as the only ones applicable only to themselves, without realizing that the same description fits almost any person. This is called the Forer effect, also known as the Barnum effect (both effects are also called subjective, or personal confirmation). This term was proposed by psychologist Paul Miles out of respect for circus entrepreneur F.T. Barnum, who was a great master of psychological manipulation and a number of other techniques based on the characteristics of the human psyche.
And the "real" supersensible perception is manifested in people in ordinary life or stressful situations. They used to call it intuition. In the psychological concept of K. Jung, intuition is considered as one of the possible leading functions of personality, which determines a person's attitude to himself and the world around him, the way he makes vital decisions. That is, intuition is the ability to directly, directly comprehend the truth without prior logical reasoning and without evidence. I.e., intuition is not as a new, sixth sense, but as a way of processing information obtained from the "aggravation" of one or more existing senses. Therefore, extrasensory perception can be studied strictly by scientific methods.
And the purpose of studying extrasensory perception can be:

  • the study of the peculiarities of the work of the psyche of the studied individual in order to understand the "aggravation" of which feelings leads to an increased perception of the surrounding world, how the results of this perception are processed; identification and study of a new channel for obtaining information, provided that transmission is not possible by known methods.


FAE anthropomorphic creature the little creature


In Celtic and Germanic folklore, a creature with inexplicable, supernatural powers, leading hidden life. It's quite a large group of beings of small stature, which rarely show people, but sometimes can lead them into your world.

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Fahan disproportionate body high being the unusual shape of the eyes


In Scottish and Irish mythology, a monstrous giant with one eye, one leg and one arm growing from the middle of his chest.

Fahey flying creature wings


In ancient Chinese mythology, the snake-like dragon with six legs and four wings. Once Fahey was seen in the sky, on the ground immediately began a terrible drought.

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Fairy in Celtic and Germanic folklore is a mythological being of metaphysical nature, possessing inexplicable, supernatural abilities, leading a secretive lifestyle, but sometimes interfering in a person's daily life and often causing harm.

Fairies are also called wig (witch), peri, fairy, pixie, etc. It is believed that the word "fairy" was borrowed from the Old French "faerie", which covered everything that somehow related to the place of residence and activities of groups of mythological "little people" (faie; later fee). The source of the French term is the Latin fata, used in the feminine gender in the languages of the Romance group, which was derived from fatum ("predicted", "prophetic").

According to the encyclopedia of Celtic mythology, the folk ideas about fairies that existed among the Irish and Welsh were practically no different from each other. In both places, hills were considered to be the home of fairies, although in Wales the place of the "fairy hill" was often occupied by lakes. In both Ireland and Wales, fairies, although they fought and married each other, were considered semi-immortal. Both of them stole children from people, stealing them right out of the cradle, and their offspring, on the contrary, were thrown into the families of ordinary mortals. And there and there fairies could cast spells on men and women. Both the Irish and the Welsh fairies simply adored music and dancing, spending their lives in incredible luxury and splendor. Another significant feature of their similarity is their tiny stature, but this is probably nothing more than a consequence of the literary tradition, the beginning of which was laid by none other than Shakespeare. In authentic folklore legends, both Gaels and Britons have fairies at least as tall as a human.

In the second half of the XIX century, fairies acquired not only anthropomorphic features of appearance, but also wings. Also, various magical abilities began to be attributed to fairies - from turning themselves into animals to causing trouble and displaying remarkable strength.

Regarding the origin of fairies, there are significant discrepancies in the folklore of different peoples; at different times and in different localities they were considered the souls of the dead, demons, angels, beings of an intermediate or separate stage of evolution, aliens from other worlds, spirits of nature, etc. Fairies have tightly entered the culture of different peoples and are reflected in literature, music, films and games.

Now fairies are definitely described as kind little creatures, nature spirits with magical properties. These ideas have taken root in people thanks to the popularization of the image of fairies in fairy tales and cartoons. This image has become predominantly mythical. Various phenomena that used to be associated with fairies are now called "poltergeist" (throwing stones, blowing out candles, dropping utensils from shelves, letting smoke into the house), "aliens" (kidnapping a person and entering into an intimate relationship with him), "anomalous zone" (mortals entering the realm of fairies can to spend up to 900 years here, which seem to them only one night), etc. Thus, the original fairies and their tricks are in the past, they have been replaced by representatives of modern mythology. However, in Germany and the UK, you can still find people who have met fairies (and even photographed and videotaped). In addition, from time to time there is material evidence of the existence of fairies in the form of dead (often mummified) bodies, along with the corpses of chupacabras, mermaids and aliens.

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Familiar (English familiar, French familier) — a magical theriomorphic (mythical ability of a person to transform into other animals by reincarnation) spirit, according to medieval Western European beliefs, served witches, sorcerers and other practitioners of magic.

The familiar is a supernatural creature from the legends of England in the 1500s and 1600s. They were referred to as the witch's little helper animal.

This animal was used for espionage or intimidation. It was believed that these were demonic entities in animal form. For medieval European witches, the standard familiars were black cats, black dogs, hedgehogs, hares, owls and mice. In very rare cases, a familiar was used not in the form of an animal, but in the form of a person, but he was easily identified by his very pale skin, black clothes and malicious behavior.

In return for their help, the familiars demanded blood, most often from an animal. When they received this animal, they attacked it, tore it apart and greedily drank its blood.

Fedal water creature


Water Spirits The Highlands of Scotland. She lived in the Fedal Lake (Loch na Figel) in Harloch, and it was believed that she seduces men and drags them under the water.

Fence anthropomorphic creature helps high being


In the German folklore of the forest giants, which sometimes help people. Have the ability to turn leaves into gold.

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In ancient Chinese mythology, a wonderful bird. She has the beak of a rooster, the goiter of a swallow, the neck of a snake, patterns on the body like a dragon, the tail of a fish, in front like a swan, behind like a unicorn-qilin, the back of a turtle, as well as multicolored plumage.

The miracle bird, in contrast to the Chinese dragon embodying the feminine principle (yin), is a symbol of the south. Her appearance to people is a great sign that can testify to the power of the emperor or portend a significant event.

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A kind of fairy from Suffolk. They are small and very funny creatures. It was believed that the person who disturbed their peace, climbing the stairs on the same day in any of the houses on Tavern Street, noticed that large bright sparks were flying from under his soles. Sometimes they kidnapped children.

Ferritin the little creature


In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Isle of man being an increase of about 3 feet (0.9 m), loving the hunting and stealing people things.

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Field Worker

The spirit-owner of the field in the mythology of the Eastern Slavs was called a Field Man or Field (Belor. palyavik, Ukrainian polovik).

It is described mainly as a humanoid creature with individual animal, plant and demonic features, which is sometimes accompanied by a strong wind and sparks or lights. Usually this is a tall, long-legged man, overgrown with fiery-colored hair, with bulging eyes, horns, a long tail with a tassel at the end, a beard of ears.

Ukrainians also believed that he had ears like a calf, claws, large teeth and wings.

In the Novgorod province, they thought that Polevoy was dressed all in white, that he was gray-haired, and also in Ukraine they imagined that he was all white as snow, or that he was an old man with a white beard.

In Belarus, the field worker was depicted in long clothes, in bast shoes and with a cane in his hands.

In the Orel province, on the contrary, he was described as a naked, earth-black man with grass-like hair and multicolored eyes (the personification of the field).

In bylichki and byvalschiny, the field can take the form of both a young "hefty fellow" and a small ugly old man, can pretend to be an acquaintance or an animal (for example, a bull or a goat), can change its height depending on the surrounding vegetation.

It was generally believed that each field should have one and only fieldworm living in various terrain irregularities. The time of his activity is more often at noon or a sultry day. He protects the field, affects its fertility and the well-being of the cattle grazing on it.

The field is mostly hostile to a person: it can scare, knock off the road and even kill, as well as harm cattle and crops.

The images of the rarely mentioned lugovik, the land surveyor and his wife, the field hostess, are adjacent to the image of the field worker. The fieldworm has a lot in common with the noonday, the goblin and some other mythological characters.

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In the folklore of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, a race of amphibious people who kidnap people. They are equipped with fins that disguise themselves on the ground as human clothing. They move incredibly fast across the sea in their boats, in which the sails are never visible. They can turn into seals or fish, they know where to look for things lost by people.

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Fire Poltergeist

There are three main types of fire phenomena:

  • The fiery poltergeist phenomenon of glowing people</span> Spontaneous spontaneous</span> combustion In this article we will describe in more detail the phenomenon of the fiery poltergeist.

Poltergeist (from the German poltern — "to make noise", "knock" and Geist — "spirit") is a term used to denote phenomena of unknown nature associated with noise and knocks, spontaneous movement of objects, spontaneous combustion, etc. It is believed that the poltergeist (unlike other ghosts) is tied to the wrong place, and to a person — as a rule, a child entering the stage of puberty (in this case, the latter is called an "agent" or "focal person"). It is believed that a poltergeist does not cause significant harm to a person: it can injure him, but not kill him.
In addition to other methods, it can manifest itself thermally (a change in the temperature of objects up to icing or ignition).
The victims of the fiery poltergeist sometimes become residents of individual apartments, sometimes entire cities. Flames flare up instantly, for no reason and in the strangest places. The history of incidents that can be classified as poltergeist have occurred throughout recent history.

During this time, there has not been a strong change in the manifestations of the phenomenon. The fire poltergeist was studied together with other types of poltergeist.
Throughout the existence of the phenomenon, many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this phenomenon.

  • Things and people, one way or another, are affected by various entities not from our world (souls of the dead, entities of the subtle world, the devil, demons, etc.). Any manifestations of poltergeist are a household accident (wiring closure, etc.)
  • The presence of chemicals on the flammable surface that are prone to spontaneous combustion.
  • Damage was inflicted on the dwelling or its owners.
  • Things and people, one way or another, are affected by a person with the ability to pyrokinesis.
  • With the help of hypnosis, someone influences the inhabitants and visitors of the dwelling, instilling their invisibility and creating riots with impunity.
  • The scientific approach to the study of the phenomenon began to be applied only in the first half of the XX century, when Nandor Fodor and Harry Price started working. In the 30s of the XX century, psychologist and parapsychologist Nandor Fodor put forward the theory that the poltergeist is caused not by "spirits", but by the human psyche, in which suppressed feelings (anger, irritation, bitterness) are concentrated. Fodor was the first to formulate the idea of a poltergeist as a "mental projection" of a painful (or developing, adolescent) psyche, bringing out internal aggression. Physicist David Turner suggested that poltergeist and ball lightning are phenomena of the same nature and cause similar physical effects.
  • Parapsychologist William J. Roll and physicist Hal Pathoff from Duke University believe that the movement of objects for no apparent reason can be caused by anomalies in the so-called zero point field.

Features of the phenomenon that make it unexplained: The fire occurs suddenly and without a visible source.

  1. Difficult combustible objects often flare up.
  2. Often the surrounding objects are slightly damaged, even if they are highly flammable.
  3. Burns of various degrees may remain on the human body.
  4. Often, fire does not just burn objects, but burns symbols, letters, and words on them.
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Fire serpent

In Slavic mythology, the spirit that night in a ball of fire descends from heaven, enters the house and seduces women who takes things from other people's houses. "Scattered sparks" over the pipe, he (through the pipe) appears in the hut in the guise of a handsome guy or a friend of the husband of the mistress of the house (sometimes in the form of a recently deceased husband, if a widow yearns for him).

Women begin to dry, wither (the serpent like "sucks" them of their power, and sometimes even crushes, eats them).

It is indicated that the Transbaikalian peasants said:

"Gestated her [woman] of snakes, having grown up, is living with her. At night he flies, swinging from itself sparks of fire, and brings home mistress gold. But it is not necessary to leave the snake alive for a long time, otherwise it will suck from a housewife all of her blood, so when a dragon trained enough wealth to its owner, she needs to leave him sleepy in the fiery furnace and burn" <Loginovsky, 1903>

And Zabaykalsky believed that the fire dragon is a negative aspect of a house/yard of the spirit: he brings home the wealth, but wealth is fragile, dangerous (Kursk, Vologda):

"If a man wants to get rich, he needs to obtain an egg from the rooster and carry it around six weeks under his left arm, after which the eggs hatch snakes. The night here must lie in uninhabited hut, where there are no icons, for example in the bath. In the dream, the devil is inferior to serpent for a certain period, on certain conditions. The fiery serpent is the man the money, they are going on drinking... When the time comes, you can still be saved, cut the "snake" vein under the neck. And the man and the serpent, knowing this, are hanging in there, but rarely the person overcomes the serpent. More often he dies, pierced through the flames of hell snake"

Often the appearance of the fiery serpent means a quick death on the roof he lands.

*you can find references from historians that sparkling fiery snakes often called comets and meteors.

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Lov or Lol is a soul in Komi mythology. The soul is located in the human head and is responsible for maintaining the vital principle in the body (responsible for breathing).

Unlike the ort, it leaves the body of its owner at the moment of death. It can be seen at this moment: it appears in the form of a butterfly or (mouse, bird, little man) and transforms into a cloud or steam.

Fleurus changes form helps


A creature from Flemish folklore. A kind domestic spirit that takes the form of a person or a pet and performs any hard work.

Folletti anthropomorphic creature hooves hurting people sexual relations with the victim


A short creature from Italian mythology. They are from one to three feet tall (0.3-0.9 m), with curly hair and bright eyes, usually wears red. Some of them have goat hooves, while others have no legs at all. They wear caps that give them the ability to become invisible.

They live in the forest or in human houses. During the day they hide, and at night they come out and start messing up: they damage livestock, break agricultural tools, break dishes and bend spoons, ruffle the hair of sleeping women and send nightmares to people. Sometimes they can attack a woman and rape her.

Fornication makes you wander the manipulation of the actions of the victim turns into a human turns into an animal


A character of Ukrainian, Russian and Polish mythology. Some kind of force that knocks you off the road and makes you lose your way, walk in circles. Often he was presented as something invisible, but sometimes he could appear in the form of an animal or a person.

Often fornication was presented as something invisible and non-personalized, but at the same time real, but sometimes it could appear in the form of an animal or a person.

According to the epics, a person who is under the influence of fornication is not able to orient himself on the terrain in which he finds himself, and can wander for a long time, walking in circles, sometimes even in a small space. It's as if insurmountable obstacles appear in front of him, or he just becomes unwell and loses all his bearings. Fornication leads a person until he finds himself in some impassable place. In some cases, a lost person may die.

Fuar anthropomorphic creature high being


In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Isle of man giant, who stole the people's cattle and loves to throw huge rocks.

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Fucker sexual relations with the victim


In Korean mythology, the evil spirit of a Japanese, in the guise of a red pepper, appearing at dusk and trying to seduce Korean girls.

The period of the greatest spread of superstitions associated with ebosan begins at the end of the XIX century and continues until the end of the 1940s and mostly coincides with the Japanese annexation of Korea.

Fulgya restless spirit


A ghost from Icelandic folklore in the guise of a person or an animal, haunting a certain person or all people from his family. He could be harmless, but more often he caused various troubles, sometimes even tried to ruin.

Furaribi a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit the glowing areas of the body wings


This is a creature from Japanese folklore. It appears most often near rivers and looks like a small light in the form of a bird, embraced by fire or glow. The translation of this name literally means "meaningless fire". It is believed that this is an undisturbed spirit whose body was buried without observing rituals.


Gaevka anthropomorphic creature hairy creature specifies the location of the treasure treats


In Belarusian mythology, the forest spirit and the granddaughter of the goblin. In winter, she is covered with thick snow-white fur, except for her face and braid (which remains light brown). In the spring, the wool falls off, and she becomes an ordinary girl. Treats animals, can indicate the location of the fern flower on Kupala night.

Gay grandfather keeps granddaughters in strictness. But every now and then they run off to where the young people are having fun. If you like the dress, they can pull it off the girl.

Gagoze anthropomorphic creature restless spirit


The ghost of a demon that lived in the temple many centuries ago. He looks like a hideous demon in monastic garb, crawling on all fours.

Gaitrash restless spirit


In the folklore of Yorkshire, a large ghostly creature capable of taking the form of a dog, horse or goat, a meeting with which promises death. Sometimes his glowing eyes are mentioned.

Gaki restless spirit


In Japanese folklore, it is a kind of undisturbed spirits of the dead-yurei, capable of inhabiting living people.

Gaki (yap. 餓鬼) — eternally hungry demons inhabiting one of the Buddhist worlds — Gakido. They are reborn by those who, during their life on Earth, gorged themselves or threw away quite edible food.

Gaki's hunger is insatiable, but they cannot die from it. They eat anything, even their children, but they can't get enough. Sometimes they get into the World of People, and then they become cannibals. They are depicted as "skin-and-bones" people.

Galipata drinking the blood the manipulation of the actions of the victim turns into an animal


In the folklore of the Dominican Republic it is the people who are using magic spells to turn into animals (most often dogs or birds). They have a close relationship with wild animals and can get them to do his will. Can become invisible. Like to drink blood and mock the travelers.

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The galipot dog is called "lou-garou", from the French word meaning wolf-man.

Lugaru (book), rougarou (French Loup-garou (wolf-werewolf), variants: Rougarou, Roux-Ga-Roux, Rugaroo, Rugaru) is a kind of folklore werewolves, representing a man with a wolf's head or "hybrids" of a man with dogs, pigs, cows or even chickens (usually white).

A flying galipot is called a sangano or sanku. They suck the blood out of sleeping children at night.

They can influence the will of animals and force them to do their errands. And they also have the ability to become invisible.

To become a galipot, you need to make a contract with the devil and sell him your soul for the ability to transform into other beings. A special sorcerer can also help in this matter, if you contact him with an appropriate request. Galipots are known as violent and hot-tempered individuals, extremely strong and insensitive to the use of firearms against them.

You can only kill them with a wooden cross from a tree cut down on Good Friday. Some believe that it is necessary to use a knife or machete, which has been blessed with water and salt.

Galla a small light at the earth's surface fire with no apparent source


In Sumerian mythology, demons that appeared on earth in the form of radiance moving close to the ground. They were engaged in capturing the souls of the dead.

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According to Gypsy folklore, living in the mountains and forests of monstrous giants with the dog's legs and head. I can help people. The hair on his head heal.

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An aquatic creature from Polish mythology. He is described as a huge dragon with a long neck, elongated muzzle and glowing eyes.

Garuda animal body parts


Garuda (Skt. गरर, IAST: GaruḍA, tib. Khyung, Mkha` lding) is a mythical king of birds in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, half—man and half-bird.

In Hinduism, the riding bird (with a female body and head) of the god Vishnu, a fighter with naga snakes.

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A creature from Japanese folklore. This is a giant skeleton that is fifteen times taller than a man of average height, which consists of the bones of those people who died of starvation. It wanders in the night, baring its teeth, and making terrible noises. It moves so high above the ground, and so quietly, that it can be practically invisible. When attacked, he tears off his head and sucks the blood.

Gasia-dokuro the bare bones of the skeleton


According to Japanese folklore, a huge skeleton that wanders around the neighborhood in the dead of night. His teeth chatter and his bones rattle with a "gati-gati" sound. If he accidentally meets a late person, he slowly sneaks up, grabs him and bites off his head or flattens him into a flat cake.

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In the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic, the so-called places where constantly something fancy, imagining and happen strange events: people lost the way, he stopped the wagon, was raspagliosi horses, etc.

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In Belarusian mythology, the forest spirit or the goblin. He looks like a huge old grandfather overgrown with gray moss or a gray bear. All forest animals and birds obey Him. It can take on different guises. 

Gayun has gay granddaughters, funny and playful girls.

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The phenomenon of ghosts usually includes the souls of deceased people, or mythical creatures (in traditional representations), as well as, according to some versions of aliens from outer space or from a parallel world, "energy substances", etc., manifested in visible or other form in real life. It is assumed that real, not supernatural, objects are observed, the nature of which is unknown to science, or images of real people, animals, objects located in a parallel reality, in the past or in the future.

Evidence of encounters with ghosts has been known since ancient times. In this article we will look at the history of the concept of "ghost", highlight the main features of the phenomenon and consider the most well-known hypotheses of its explanation.

In Ephraim's dictionary, the meaning of the word "ghost" is defined as:

  • What is seen is imagined; a vision, a figment of the imagination. // peren. razg. Someone or something that only resembles someone, something.
  • Vague, vague outlines, contours. // An image of someone, something, presented in the imagination.
  • Something unreal; a mirage, an illusion.

In the traditional representations of many nationalities, a "ghost" or "ghost" is the soul or spirit of a deceased person, manifested in visible or other form in real life (from invisible and intangible presence to practically realistic observations).

It is not known for certain when the first mention of ghosts appeared in legends and oral retellings. It is believed that the first documentary mention of the observation of ghosts dates back to the times of Ancient Egypt and Assyria.

Cuneiform tablets of the Assyrians tell about the spirits of Utukku, who terrified Assyrian cities. As the ancients believed, these ghosts appeared when a person died a painful death. Therefore, many Utukku were deprived of limbs, had signs of wounds or torture and uttered piercing cries of pain. The Egyptians called similar ghosts Ku. In order to get rid of them, it was necessary to offer fresh meat to the restless spirit.

In Europe, ghost legends have been known for more than two millennia. Like the ancient Assyrians, the inhabitants of European countries believed that a person who died a painful death becomes a ghost. For example, the Irish were afraid of Tasha - the spirits of people tortured in torture chambers, as well as executed on gallows or scaffolds.

Since then, there have been many eyewitness accounts of this phenomenon.

The phenomenon is found everywhere. Almost every country has its own haunts of ghosts, from castles to dorm rooms.

The concept of "ghost" generalizes a whole class of phenomena that apparently have different origins.

It is used in cases of observation of the following phenomena:

  • Human figures, possibly resembling the deceased, capable of flying, passing through walls, suddenly appearing and disappearing before the eyes of an eyewitness (shadow people)
  • Some unidentified creatures that resemble a person, but are anatomically different or different in capabilities from him (Jack the Jumper, the moth man).
  • Human faces or other body parts observed in the air (the phenomenon of black hands).
  • Ghostly animals (Jeff the mongoose, ghost dogs) or ghostly vehicles (buses, planes, trains, "Flying Dutchman").
  • Small unidentified flying objects in the form of lights or small clouds observed near the eyewitness.

Sometimes the appearance of a ghost is accompanied by a sharp change in air temperature (sudden causeless cold), unpleasant odors (sulfur, miasma), animal anxiety, disturbances in the operation of electronic equipment. However, it is believed that a ghost cannot influence a person more clearly (for example, inflict wounds) or surrounding objects (for example, move), therefore, two phenomena are associated with such an impact: "ghost" and "poltergeist". It is worth noting separately that ghosts are credited with the property of scaring some people to death (for example, chasing their killer until he dies).

The appearance of the phenomenon can be tied:

  • geographically (for example, a haunted house); calendar (for example, a full moon or a certain calendar date); to a certain occasion (for example, warns of impending danger); to a certain person (for example, a relative of the deceased).

In terms of fixing the phenomenon , one can distinguish:

  • the witness hears sounds from an unknown source; the witness feels someone's presence; the witness sees a silhouette with implicit outlines or a completely clear image.

Sometimes ghosts can be captured on video, photo and audio equipment at the time of direct observation, but often they appear only on the record.

Among the hypotheses explaining the phenomenon, scientific and mystical ones can be distinguished.

Scientific versions: 

  • A figment of the imagination. This version includes mirages, hallucinations, illusions, etc., regardless of the reason.
  • Natural causes. Close to the previous version. This includes, for example, the sounds of the wind, mistaken for the howling of a ghost.
  • Technical features of the equipment. This version includes defects in photographic film, equipment, glare and similar artifacts.
  • The fruit of the narrators' imagination (i.e. deliberate deception).
  • Features of the structure of haunted houses (for example, the presence of secret rooms).
  • Hoax (i.e. artificial creation of circumstances perceived by others as abnormal).

Mystical versions: 

  • Soul. According to the ideas of many religious and mystical trends, a person consists of a material body, an immortal soul and a spirit (a kind of connecting part). And a ghost is either a soul that could not calm down and go to another world, or a spirit ("astral shell"), which normally "disintegrates" on the fortieth day after death, but if there is an "energy recharge" from some source, then the spirit can exist for many years. This also includes the version that the appearance of a ghost is a kind of "message" of the deceased, which may carry a warning or other information about the future.
  • Aliens from parallel worlds. This also includes demons, space aliens, "energy entities", images from the future or the past, etc.
  • Mental images. It is believed that if you imagine an image very vividly, it can partially or completely materialize, i.e. a ghost is a partial materialization of a mental image. According to different versions, both small groups of people are capable of this (for example, the mentally ill in a special state of consciousness – hence the terrible entities whose appearance is uncontrollable; or "enlightened" like them, having a certain gift to materialize desired objects), and any representative of humanity. A small manifestation of these abilities is considered to be the projection of various images onto the film by the power of thought.
  • The astral double. This version is a bit similar to the previous one. She says that under the influence of strong impressions and emotions, a "double" of the person who experiences these emotions may appear.
  • It/Id (in the terminology of Groddeck and Freud, respectively). A fragment of the psyche, gaining self-awareness, breaking out of the shell and punishing its bearer for something. Ghost-It often takes the form of an animal (in particular, a tiger, as in the repeatedly described case with Mrs. Forbes), sometimes causes scratches, wounds and stigmata on the victim's body; it can push the victim either to murder (the person responsible for the initial mental trauma), or to suicide.
  • The element of heredity (Family Gestalt). A ghost generated by ancestral or family autosuggestion: a psychic formation built by many generations separates from the main array and, finding life, settles in a mansion or castle. The older the genus, the more "corporeal" the ghost. The latter constantly demands attention, feeding on it: otherwise, it withers and disappears.
  • Historical film or "memory of space". A kind of collective memory, part of what was called the Planetary Mind in the Middle Ages. Historical visions arise on the battlefields (and sometimes individual villainies) and resemble a three-dimensional voiced film. The characters of such representations act automatically, although, oddly enough, they react to the material world.

Scientific versions try to approach each manifestation of the phenomenon separately, and mystical versions try to explain all cases at once. But none of the hypotheses could fully cover all known cases.
In any case, the phenomenon of ghosts has a huge variety of evidence and can be considered one of the most common anomalous phenomena.

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The word "ghoul" in Ushakov's Explanatory dictionary has the meaning "werewolf, fearsome to people, vampire". In many works, the word "ghoul" is synonymous with the term "werewolf", and in the meaning of "ghoul" and "vampire" began to be used not so long ago.

The word itself appeared in the Russian language in the first half of the XIX century. and can be attributed to the number of neologisms invented by writers and poets. This word owes its appearance in the Russian language to A.S. Pushkin. He used a distorted basis of the word "volkolak" (a man turning into a wolf, a werewolf) in an 1835 poem from the cycle "Songs of the Western Slavs".

The image of a ghoul formed by literature represents a revived vampire-a dead man or a person bitten by another ghoul. He drinks the blood of his relatives, the closest people, which is why entire villages are empty. Hunts at night, gnawing the bones of the dead on their graves.

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The belief in ghouls was most widespread in the territory of Southern Russia (modern Ukraine). A ghoul roughly corresponds to a vampire in Western European mythology and has much in common with a ghoul in the East Slavic tradition, but even in the XIX century these characters were clearly distinguished.

This is a pawned dead man (continues his posthumous existence on the border of two worlds), rising at night from the grave. He harms people and livestock, drinks their blood, damages the economy, it was also believed that he could cause famine, pestilence and drought.

Outwardly, he differs from an ordinary person with an unusually red face and eyes (redness persists even after death from drinking blood).

It was believed that ghouls were people who were werewolves, sorcerers during their lifetime, or those who were excommunicated and anathematized (heretic, apostate, some criminals), unbaptized children, as well as those who died a violent death, committed suicide, were attacked by a ghoul and one whose body was defiled by an animal.

Grave grave According to legend, ghouls get up from their graves at night and walk on the ground, thanks to their humanoid appearance, they easily enter houses and suck the blood of sleeping people, then, before the third roosters crow, they return to their graves.

According to legend, it was possible to kill a ghoul by piercing his corpse with an aspen stake. If this did not help, then the corpse was usually burned. 

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APE-like creature from the folklore of the Maltese. In his appearance blended the traits of a monkey and a cat. He peeks out from behind the bushes and sometimes produces an unpleasant cat cry.

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Glashan breaks technique hurting people the little creature


A creature from the folklore of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, living by the roads. He is small and lives in groups. Their main entertainment is to magnetize stones on the side of the road so that cars pull over to the side of the road, despite all the efforts of drivers.

But there is a lot of contradictory information about the creature.

For example, according to another version, Glashtin (glashtyn or Manx: glashtin, glashan, glaistyn, glastyn; IPA /ˈɡlæʃtɨn/) is a creation from the folklore of the Isle of Man. The word glashtin is considered to originate from the Celtic Old Irish: glais, glaise, glas, "stream" or sometimes even "sea". And it was believed that this is a goblin who appears from his water dwelling to contact ordinary people. Some attribute it to the water horses, known here as "kavel-ushtye", which looks like "a gray stallion that goes out to the shores of lakes at night."

Because of such disagreements, many consider the creature a werewolf. The creature takes on the guise of a human from time to time, but betrays its essence, because it cannot hide its pointed ears, like a horse's. In the form of a handsome dark-haired man, he seduces women.

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Water monster from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. It lived, according to legend, in the deep pool opposite the S. of Glotovo. It was very upsetting to the peasants, constantly stealing from them is given in watering the cattle, and swallowed the animal whole.

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Glowing people the glowing areas of the body

Glowing people

There are three main types of fire phenomena:

The phenomenon of glowing people usually refers to those cases when a healthy person or his body part, as well as from a wound, radiates. Sometimes the glow comes from corpses. Often, objects can begin to smolder or catch fire from contact with such a person. It can be attributed to spontaneous combustion only indirectly.
The earliest references to the human glow can be found in religious sources. As an example , we can quote a fragment from the biography of St. Lidvina, written by Thomas of Kemp (c. 1380 - 1471, German religious writer, Augustinian monk): "And although she always lay in darkness and the material light was unbearable to her eyes, the divine light was pleasant to her; that's why her cell was often wonderfully illuminated and it seemed to everyone that she was full of material lamps or torches. And it wasn't strange that even her body was overflowing with God's brightness."

But, if then the glow was attributed only to the elect, now the phenomenon has changed somewhat in its manifestations and effects on humans.
There are several types of manifestation of the phenomenon:

  • Glow and heat from the wound. Flammable objects brought to the wound may catch fire. An example is the case told by a resident of Chita Valery Sukharev. In the 60s, while hunting, he met a man whose arm was injured. In the dim light in the room, it was visible how the right palm of this man glowed in the dark, and a glow like the flame of an acetylene torch flowed from the tips of his fingers. As soon as he put his hand on the newspaper covering the table, the paper in this place turned yellow and became brittle, as if it had been exposed to high temperature or acid. In total darkness, it became clear that strange spots on the face, which have a gray tint in normal light, also glow - only very faintly.
  • A person begins to glow after exposure to radiation. The glow is cold, it does not pose any harm to others. An example is the case told by the Troitsky customs officers. When applying for the car, they found that the passenger - a resident of Kazakhstan - is phonetic and glows in the dark: the level of ionizing radiation of the woman exceeded the natural level of the background radiation by 40 times. Further investigation showed that the passenger was undergoing thyroid treatment in one of the sanatoriums of the Chelyabinsk region, where the radioactive drug iodine-131 was injected into her body.
  • The glow of a person is acquired after some kind of disease or manipulation by doctors. The glow is "cold", it does not pose any harm to others. An example is the following case: in 1913, in the Taganrog Circus, an acrobat jumped unsuccessfully at a rehearsal and broke his leg. After recovery, I noticed that an intense yellowish-bluish radiance began to emanate from both hands, shoulders and head.  We can also cite the case mentioned in the study of Gould and Pyle “Anomalies and curiosities in Medicine”, published in 1937, when a woman suffering from breast cancer had light coming from a diseased breast area.
    It was so bright that it even illuminated the clock face at a distance of a meter.
  • A person emits light at will. More often, the glow is "cold", it does not pose any harm to others, but sometimes a person can burn something in this way. An example is a well-known case from St. Petersburg, when a person could not only emit light at will, but also knew how to acquire this ability. The ability to emit light, according to Mr. Sh., is manifested in everyone who drinks an infusion of Herba damiani, which he exported from India. The infusion should be drunk within two weeks and is associated with a certain regime - abstinence from wine, meat and everything sour. After two weeks, the results will definitely appear: lights begin to run around the subject's body during sleep.

Hypothesized human illumination is a special case of spontaneous combustion or pyrokinesis.

  • The cause of the glow is the microbe Photorhabdus azimbiotica, which causes a disease similar in its symptoms to bubonic plague: the patient's body is covered with large ulcers. Doctors note that insects that died from a new disease began to glow in the dark. According to doctors, most likely, ulcers on the bodies of patients will also begin to glow if treatment is not started in time.
  • A person glows because of an aura that is too bright. This phenomenon is associated with the phenomenon of bioluminescence - a special case of luminescence well-known to science.
  • A weak glow (the second type of bioluminescence) is characteristic of all living organisms - plants and animals. Many textbooks and scientific works on toxicology describe wounds that emit radiance.

This is explained, as a rule, by the presence in wounds of luminescent bacteria or secretions containing the biochemical substances luciferin and luciferase, as well as ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which, as a rule, do not combine, and if they are combined, they begin to emit light. 

  • The cause of the glow is autosuggestion. The principle is the same as that of stigmatists.
  • Dr. Protti, who made a lengthy statement regarding his observations on Signora Monaro, suggested that her poor health, together with fasting and piety, increased the amount of sulfides in the blood. Human blood emits rays in the ultraviolet range, and sulfides can be made to luminesce by ultraviolet irradiation— this explains the radiance emanating from Signora Monaro's chest (The Times, May 5, 1934).
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An aggressive giant pig from the folklore of Southern Sweden. She has huge fangs, her eyes are burning, and sparks fly from under her hooves. He grunts very loudly. On her back she has a sharp bristle, which forms something resembling a saw blade.

Glusun can be found in the cemetery, but often in other places. Its appearance is described in different ways. It can be black, red, or headless, and can be accompanied by seven or twelve piglets.

The oldest mention dates back to 1587, where he is a harbinger of death.

Glusun is happy to attack someone who performs an annual fortune-telling ritual in order to get information about the future (it was believed that if you walk around on Christmas night, keeping silent and performing a number of certain actions, you can see visions that predicted the events of the next year).

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According to the mythological dictionary, dwarves in the lower mythology of the peoples of Europe are called small anthropomorphic creatures that live most often in the mountains (less often-underground or in the forest, and sometimes it is believed that their homes are hidden in a parallel world connected with ours). The origin of this word is disputed: it is taken from the Latin language from "gēnomos" – "underground dweller", or from the ancient Greek "ΓνώΣη" - knowledge.

Gnomes were popularized (according to another version – invented) by the alchemist Paracelsus in the XVI century, although they were found much earlier in the folklore of European peoples. Paracelsus describes the dwarves as being two spans tall (about 40 cm), extremely reluctant to make contact with people and able to move through the earth's firmament with the same ease as people move in space.

Ideas about such creatures exist in many cultures, but not in all languages they have the name "gnome". For example, the Germans call them "zwerg" ("zwerg"), the British - "dwarf" ("dwarf" in the sense of "dwarf"). From the Old Norse "dvergr" came the old High German "twerg". According to Vladimir Orel, both of these names are derived from the Proto-Germanic "đwerȝaz". In French, dwarves are called "nain", in Italy - "nano", both words from the Greek "vᾶνος" — "tiny". Other European languages have their own words that are not related to any of these roots – Polish "krasnolud", Finnish" kääpiö", Czech" trpaslík " and others. Philological studies also indicate that in the Russian literature of the early XIX century, along with the" gnome", the variant"Karl" was often found.

According to ancient legends, dwarves were originally lower magical creatures, but they were not physically small in stature. The idea of dwarves as creatures of small stature appeared after the spread of Christianity.

The first literary sources where dwarves are mentioned were the Icelandic heroic songs of the 13th century from the collection "The Elder Edda", as well as the text of the “Younger Edda”, compiled by the skald poet Snorri Sturluson, who lived at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries. Both literary works contain mythological tales of the 8th-10th centuries, as well as elements of the German heroic epic of the early 13th century.

Dwarves are usually considered spirits of the earth and mountains, guarding underground treasures. In alchemy and occultism, they are considered the spirits of the earth as the primary element, and, accordingly, the elementals of the earth. Because of these beliefs, dwarves are often given various supernatural powers, including supernatural skill and wealth.

They describe dwarves in different ways. Their height varies from the size of a finger to the height of a small child. Male dwarves usually wear long beards, and are sometimes endowed with goat legs or crow's feet. Men, dwarves are not very beauty, unlike the dwarf women (called "gnomey").

Description of gnomes in the Book of Fictional Creatures by Jorge Luis Borges:

"Popular imagination imagines them as bearded dwarfs with coarse and comical features; they are dressed in narrow brown caftans and monastic hoods."

According to ancient legends, dwarves, like fairies, love to tease people, but at the same time do them more good than evil. They can present some magical artifact, indicate the place where the treasure is hidden, or fulfill some small request or errand.

In modern culture, dwarves are remembered and loved. They are found in large numbers in fantasy stories of literature, movies, and computer games, and on the lawns of Europeans and Americans you can find figures of garden gnomes installed there as guardians of the earth. At the same time, pop culture has gone far from the original ideas about dwarves and is based rather on the images described in famous science fiction works (which, for example, often contain jokes about female dwarves, giving them a beard, mustache, or simply indistinguishable from the male body structure). These gnomes do not differ much in their behavior from fairies, brownies and other mystical creatures. They are rarely distinguished by any characteristic features other than their height or a caricatured "dwarf" appearance, reminiscent of the aforementioned garden figurine.

Due to the fact that dwarves are seen primarily as the characters of fairy tales along with the fairies (which, however, does not prevent adults, and periodically to meet and even photographed last), witnesses of the dwarves quite a bit, and Yes, those are rarely taken seriously (unlike the witnesses, for example, ghosts or aliens).

Goblin anthropomorphic creature flying objects sounds without visible sources


An ugly anthropomorphic creature in Western European folklore. He loves to send excruciating nightmares, to unnerve with the noise he makes, to turn over the milk crates, to break chicken eggs in chicken coops, to blow soot from the oven into the newly cleaned hut, to blow out candles at the most inopportune moments.

The word comes from the Old Norman Fr. gobelin, which goes back to Lat. gobelinus from others-Greek. κόβαλος — "rogue", "demon". From the same root comes the "kobold".

The creature lives underground, does not tolerate sunlight and prowls the earth only at night.

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Golem (ft. גולם) - a character of Jewish mythology, a being of one of the main elements, or a combination of them, enlivened by Kabbalistic magicians with the help of secret knowledge. The name comes from the word gel (Hebrew :ללם), meaning "raw, raw material" or simply clay.

This is a clay giant, which, according to legend, was created by the righteous Rabbi Leo to protect the Jewish people. By the most common one that occurred in According to the Jewish folk legend of the artificial man ("golem"), the creature is created from clay to perform various" black " jobs, difficult assignments that are important to the Jewish community, and mainly to prevent blood libel by timely intervention and exposure. After completing its task, the golem turns into dust. Escaping from the control of a person, the creature shows blind self-will (it can trample its creator, etc.).

It is indicated that the old chronicles give a fairly detailed recipe for creating a Golem. But it is indicated that one or more details are omitted, as well as the full text required for the animation:

To perform the magic ritual, it was necessary to wait for a certain position of the stars, then wait another seven days and find a suitable clay. The creation must necessarily involve four elements: earth (clay), water (in which the clay was soaked), air (to drain the clay) and fire (to burn).
The exact date and time of the creation of the Golem is indicated: according to the Jewish calendar, it was the 20th day of the month of Adar 5340, 4 hours after midnight (March 1580). The creation of the Golem took place in the districts of Huhle, Branik, or Koshirze, i.e. on the bank of the Vltava River, not far from the city gates of the then Prague.
Having fashioned the Golem out of clay, Rabbi Levi walked around it seven times counterclockwise and read the formula from the 2nd verse of the 7th chapter of the book of Genesis, which refers to the creation of man, then said the same thing, but in the opposite direction. In order to breathe life into the dead matter, at the beginning of dawn, the rabbi put into the Golem's mouth the so — called shem-shem-ha-m-forash (The Name of the Unnamed, or Tetragrammaton), which can be calculated with high wisdom. Rabbi Levi's Shem consisted, as it should, of exactly 72 words.

Gomer anthropomorphic creature high being large creature


Creature from Ossetian mythology. It is a monstrous seven-headed giant, rough and strong, living in caves and inaccessible fortresses.

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Gongorobi a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit


In legends from the area around Hongjo-ji (Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture) a certain Isono no Gongoro, after winning a gambling game, was killed, and his spirit became an atmospheric ghostly light. 

On a nearby family farm, the appearance of such a light is a sign of impending rain, and the peasants who see it hurry to pick up their rice dryers.

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A creature from Greek mythology. This is usually a woman with a snake tail instead of legs and snakes instead of hair. It is believed that its gaze can turn to stone.

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Gotoku-neko generating a fire creature


This is a two-tailed cat with a tripod stand on its head, which sneaks into houses when the owners are absent or asleep, sits down in front of a cooled hearth and ignites it with fiery breath using its pipe.

Grant glowing eyes hooves the harbinger of death


In English folklore creature the appearance of a yearling foal with sparkling eyes, standing on his hind legs. It may be a harbinger of fire, death, or other ills.

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Gremlin breaks technique hurting people the little creature


Gremlin (eng. The Gremlin) is a mythical creature from English folklore, which he hates, and breaks equipment. It is believed that the word "gremlin" comes from the Irish gruaimin - "evil little Joker," or beer Fremlin's, which allegedly liked to drink pilots.

It is believed that the gremlins have been told the fighter pilots a Spitfire participating in the battle of Britain in 1940; some sources claim that the stories about these pests technology began to spread during the first world war. However documentary evidence of this available. The earliest printed mention of these creatures can be found in the article of the Royal air magazine "Royal AirForce Journal" of April 18, 1942, written by Hubert Griffith.

A year later, in 1943, the former RAF pilot Roald Dahl, after retirement, published a piece called "Gremlins". The book tells that one day during the battle over the English channel by a British pilot named Gus saw on the wing of his plane a little man with horns on his head, hard Swarovski wing. That is Roald Dahl is the author of the term "gremlin".

With this began the popularization of the myth of gremlins, which soon went beyond the internal tales of the pilots. The book fell into the hands of Walt disney, and he immediately decided to remove the cartoon. The PR Department of his company began to actively promote the rumors about airplane gremlins throughout the country. The film never saw light, but invented by disney characters were often found in the promotional materials of the forties.

The appearance of the gremlin in the contemporary view is quite peculiar. Usually it is described as a small creature growth of only about 20 inches (50 cm) with hairy legs that it walks very quietly, almost inaudibly.

It is believed that gremlins like to stay in the engines of cars, planes and other equipment. For their appeasement, it is customary to pour a mixture of beer and motor oil in cans of canned food, which is put close to the technological unit. Bikers sometimes tied bells to your vehicle, because it is believed that gremlins don't like the sound of bells and lose their strength (in some versions of the bells are dragging them into themselves). It is believed that gremlins not only to break motorcycles and other vehicles, but also deform the asphalt.

Currently, the gremlins often serve as characters of movies, cartoons, books and computer games, but in real cases, encounters with the unexplained, described by eyewitnesses, almost not mentioned.

Gremlins are reflected in psychology. "Gremlin effect" is a situation in which theoretically an efficient technique mysteriously crashes. Currently this term applies not only in technology but also in programming, and even occasionally in the description of the collective psychology.

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Grief choking victim


In Japanese mythology, the ghosts of ancient warriors or nobles (as well as members of the imperial house) who died a terrible, painful death and then returned to haunt their enemies.

Their revenge often takes the form of fires, wars, epidemics, droughts, floods, hurricanes, the death of members of the imperial family and other disasters that the ancient nobility regarded as curses. Since ghosts cannot be killed, the only way to end their anger is to turn them into peaceful, benevolent spirits. This was done with the help of priests and ommyo:ji using rituals called grief: shinko: — the religion of ghosts.​‌‌​‌‌​

Grindilow water creature


Creatures from folklore The British Isles. These are aggressive mermaids-aquatic, living in flowing waters. 

Small creatures of green, grayish or "swamp-green" color, which helps them to merge with swamp or lake water, because they live in such overgrown with algae, gloomy lakes or swamps, of course – there is no better place to find. Grindilow's "faces" are quite ugly, the head is crowned with a pair of sharp horns, which, if desired, can make a person or just an enemy very painful. In addition, they have very sharp fangs, and long thin fingers end in the same long sharp yellow claws.

They are quite curious, and it is impossible to say for sure whether grindilows are smart or not, but when it comes to something bad, they have a lot of ingenuity. For example, they are able to sneak up on someone who got lost in a swamp, or swim up to a person in a lake and drag him under water.

In Lancashire, the same evil is known as Green-Toothed Jenny. In other parts of England she is known as Long-Armed Nelly. A relative of grindilow is also the Well Peg, which lives in wells.

Grula anthropomorphic creature


In the folklore of Iceland and the Faroe Islands, a giant ogre with twenty-four tails, who comes to people once a year before Christmas. Having descended from the mountains, she eats naughty children, those who have not got new woolen clothes for the holiday, or cuts out the stomachs of those who eat meat during lent.

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Gugerty Com

In Ossetian mythology a horrifying monster that lives on the slopes of the White mountains above the village of Course. His upper jaw touches the sky, and the bottom — lands. Being very loud and terrifying roars. It is able to attract and catch mouth anything or anybody.

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Half-horses are half-birds of Hindu mythology, guarding treasures. They have their own world, those who get into it experience bliss.

Guhyaka (गुह्यक) Hidden is a literal translation of the name of the Guhyaks.

Gui anthropomorphic creature no shadow restless spirit turns into a human turns into an animal


In ancient Chinese and Buddhist mythology, the spirit of the deceased, later the common name of demons. Gui looks like a human, but does not have a chin, does not cast a shadow, has the ability to suddenly become invisible, turns into animals and into a human in order to lure an unsuspecting traveler and kill him. In most cases, gui is the soul of the deceased by violent death or suicide.

According to Chinese tradition, "Mogui" or "Mogwai" (Kit. 魔鬼, pinyin: móguǐ; cant.魔怪, mo1 gwaai3) are demons that often harm people. They are said to reproduce sexually, during the mating season caused by the arrival of rains.

Guidance-Marga the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim


In the mythology of the Goldy man: he only has one arm, one leg, one eye and one ear. When he hits himself with his only arm, all around fall and fall asleep. To interrupt a witch's dream can only be someone more powerful if the three clap my hands.

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Guije or Guije are creatures from Cuban folklore. Cuba is known all over the world for its impressive cave systems. It is believed that these creatures also shared space with primitive humans, competing for resources, until finally they were expelled by Homo Sapiens, but they are still found today. 

They are described as rather short: height from three to four feet (0.9-1.2 m). They are black, hairy and gifted with amazing strength. They were also associated with ponds and pools of still water, and their presence was considered a bad omen.

In the legends of the city of Sagua la Grande, compiled by Gomez de Avellaneda, there is such a colorful description of the behavior of Guye:

"They say that there is a pool in the place near the Barrio de Guata, where the river is at its deepest level. This place has become the habitat of a monster that devours anyone who dares to swim in its waters, leaving no traces other than splashes of blood on the surface.

 And what might this monster look like? For those who have seen it, it is a mixture of a man and a monkey with powerful claws and sharp teeth." 

The mention of bathers who were apparently killed in the water is reminiscent of reports from Oklahoma Salier Lake involving swimmers and boaters apparently captured by an aquatic bigfoot.

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Werewolf of Arabic, Persian and Turkic mythology. Usually depicted as a creature with a hideous appearance and donkey hooves, which do not disappear under any transformations.

In pre-Islamic folklore, ghouls, werewolves, living in the desert, along the roads, preying on travelers who kill and then devour. Also steal children, drink blood, steal coins, Rob graves and eat the corpses. Constantly change shape, transform into animals, especially hyenas, and young attractive women. In Islam, the huli are one of the subspecies of Jinn and the offspring of Iblis.

Known in the West from the eighteenth century , particularly in English literature, where most are described as carrion eaters and grave robbers, living in cemeteries and near the burial mounds. The Europeans Gul is depicted as a corpse, completely lost their human face and living in empty tombs.

In some of the bestiaries mention more powerful creatures — algosh: they differ in force, attacking carts and stray units.

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In the mythologies of Turks, Azerbaijanis, Kirghiz, Tajiks, an evil spirit living in the steppe or in a cemetery and scaring night travelers.

Gulyabani (Azerbaijani. Qulyabani — "werewolf", from Arabic. hum — "monster-demon", from Persian. yaban — "desert") — werewolf, the lowest evil spirit in the representation of Azerbaijanis (gul-yabans, guli-yabans, biaban-guli), Turks, Kirghiz (gulbiaban), Tajiks (gul, gul-evoni).

According to the beliefs of Azerbaijanis, he has the features of a werewolf, likes to ride a horse at night, tangles her mane, if you catch him and stick a needle in the collar of his clothes, he will work for a person, but will do the opposite. He is hairy and huge (3-4 meters in height), at night he whistles shrilly.

Gunder anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body turns into fog


In the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic image of the fairy tale of a monstrous giant with 3, 6, 9, 12, 24 heads. Often has a human face, rides a horse, lives in the home, performs the household work, etc.

Probably under the influence of Russian folklore with the 40-ies of the XXth century, it starts to be represented by a giant serpent, the dragon. Is iron shirt comes in the night. Lives under water, the earth, in the mountain, on the mountain in the sky. This files most often out of the water or flying in the form of a black cloud, blue mist, black smoke.

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Gurgulitsa anthropomorphic creature hanging Breasts unusual sounds


In Slovak and Polish folklore under this name the famous giant forest woman with black legs. She catches men and strangles them, thrusting his chest hrimne hanging the victim in the mouth. Sometimes it is not visible, but audible as she hysterically howling in the woods.

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Gutgin anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature


In Germano-Scandinavian mythology, a brownie who provides services to the owners of the house is most often small (to find a lost thing, fix broken dishes), but according to some sources he could appear in front of the owners and help with cleaning, washing, etc.

In the texts of the Elder Edda, Gutgin is described as a being similar to a man (an old man) small in stature with pointed ears and protruding canines of the lower jaw. He is usually dressed in pieces of cloth or wool.

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A creature from the mythology of Wales. It is female, capable of taking the form of a goat. At night it lies in wait for travelers on mountain roads and leads them astray. Sometimes it makes strange sounds similar to a scream, the source of which cannot be determined.

Fresh water is brought to them and they are especially careful that there is no knife or other cutting tool in the corner by the hearth where the Fairy is sitting. "Because trouble often happens to those who don't take care of it."

It's one thing to drive away Fairies on a mountain path, but it's better to welcome them hospitably under the roof of your house. To drive away the gwillions, you should show them an open Bible, a knife or other cutting tool.

The most harmful of the Gwillions is the Mountain Old Woman. She has an outlandish four-cornered hat, ash-colored clothes, an apron thrown over her shoulder, and in her hands either a pot or a wooden vat. 

It is believed that the Old Mountain Woman has stopped appearing since 1800 (at least in South Wales), as she is scared away by the light of the church, and now she lives in coal mines and caves.


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Hafgufa or Hafgufu (original Old Icelandic version of the name " Hafgufa") this is a giant sea monster from Icelandic mythology, the mother of all sea monsters.

It was believed that it existed in the Greenland Sea and masqueraded as an island or a pair of rocks rising from the sea. There were very few surviving eyewitnesses of this creature, but there were those who said that the creature looks like a boar and a walrus, but with a blue blue tail, and on its body there are blue, red and orange stripes.

Chathura fed on whales, ships, people and all that they could catch. It is said that this giant fish lived under water, and when the tide was out at night, its nose and head would rise out of the water.

Hair anthropomorphic creature choking victim hairy creature hurting people


In Belarusian mythology, a domestic spirit that looks like a small anthropomorphic creature with dark thick and long hair. He has big seven-fingered palms with long nails. He scratches and tickles men's noses. Women and girls - grabs their breasts or leans on them with his whole body, making it difficult to breathe, shaggy hair. He scares children by tickling their heels.

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In the Belarusian mythology little creature that outwardly resembles a monkey with horns, who laughs at the moment when a man might happen.

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Hakaturi changes form


In Maori mythology, nature spirits capable of taking the form of birds and insects.

Hakuma helps the unusual shape of the eyes


In Japanese folklore, a demon in the form of a shapeless lump of flesh covered with countless blinking yellow eyes. Lives in old temples, protecting them from potential thieves.

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Hal animal body parts


A creature from medieval bestiaries the size of a hippopotamus, an elephant's tail, boar's jaws and movable horns, with which he attacks alternately in battle. The color is black or red.

Hanako-san anthropomorphic creature restless spirit


The restless spirit, the ghost of Japan's school toilets. It is believed that this is a girl who died during an air raid on a school when she was playing hide-and-seek with her friends, or the restless spirit of a young girl who died at the hands of a rapist father or some other psychopathic maniac who found her hiding in the toilet.

Hannya anthropomorphic creature


In Japanese folklore, women are demons who appear on the stage of the theater.

Hapun changes form fastest thing


In Belarusian and Ukrainian folklore, a mythical creature that kidnaps young children and all Jews, regardless of age. Often invisible, but can transform into various people and entities. He moves very fast.

Hashi-hime anthropomorphic creature water creature


In Japanese folklore, are very jealous spirits are the guardians of the old long bridge, in the form of a women in a white kimono, with white makeup on his face and an iron stand on his head to which are attached five candles.

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Have Mello

In the folklore of European Roma terrible demon in the shape of a gray-headed bird, which sends people mad and thus pushes them to all sorts of crimes: robbery, murder, rape, etc. the Affected people are not able to speak, but only cry like magpies.

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The devil (the same as the devil and is close to the concept of the devil). He has quite a lot of different names, since the name of the demon of hell, the name of the devil was not supposed to be pronounced aloud: Satan, anchutka bespyatny, simply "bespyatny", goat-footed, demon, unclean, evil, cursed, unnamed, enemy of the human race, buffoon, etc. V. I. Dahl and S. V. Maksimov list over a hundred names-euphemisms.

In English, devil. The images of the Baltic Velnyas are close to him (lit. velnias), Shaitan among the Islamic peoples, surt of the German-Scandinavians. For the first time the word was recorded by R. James in the Russian-English dictionary-diary of 1618-1619.

In Slavic mythology, an evil spirit is mischievous, playful and lustful. Under various nicknames and synonyms , he is a character of a huge number of fairy tales Eastern Europe, the most popular character of Russian demonology.

It was believed that the mere mention of the devil was enough for him to hear it and approach an unwary person, or even harm him.

Devils have a generally anthropomorphic appearance, but with the addition of some fantastic or monstrous details. The most common appearance is identical to the image of the ancient Pan, fauns and satyrs — horns, tail and goat legs or hooves, sometimes wool, less often pig piglet, claws, bat wings, etc. Devils are believed to be able to take the form of animals of the old cult — goats, wolves, dogs, ravens, snakes, etc., but sometimes they appear in the form of a human.

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In Japanese mythology, the little hairy creature carrying a disease. They are short, with a bald head, sharp claws and a mouth full of teeth, which are especially visible because of the constant malicious grin. The body is covered with thick, greasy hair that collects on the dust, dirt and fat and remains wherever they go. Who will hear his laughter and laugh in response, will be immediately covered by a fever and die within hours.

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Hee-but Tama

In Japanese folklore, the so called group of evil spirits in the form of fireballs, flying through the air.

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In German folklore the little homemade spirits, which, like a brownie for a modest fee, do your homework. They have red hair and beards, sometimes they are blind. They can turn into cats, bats, snakes, chickens and even small children.

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Hell hound

Cerberus (Kerber) a three-headed dog of enormous size from Greek mythology. In some descriptions it has body parts of other animals: crocodile head, hippopotamus croup, snake heads, etc.

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A supernatural being in the form of a dog. It first appears in Greek mythology, and then passes into Northern European folklore. The earliest mention of hellhounds is found in De nugis curialium (1190) Walter Map and the Welsh cycle of mythology The Four branches of the Mabinogi (ca. X—XII centuries).

Hellhound is the English spelling of the name of hellhounds.

Most often it is described as a huge black (sometimes with brown spots) dog with glowing red or yellow eyes, very strong and fast, having a ghostly or phantom essence and an unpleasant smell, and sometimes even the ability to speak.

They are often tasked with guarding the entrance to the world of the dead or performing other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural world, such as hunting for lost souls and guarding supernatural things.

Sometimes it is used as a collective name for demonic dogs.

Hidarugami restless spirit the harbinger of death


Spirits from Japanese folklore. "Hidarugami" (Hidarugami) roughly translates as "hungry gods". Depending on the region, hidarugami can be called with the words "hidarutami" or "darashi" or "daru", but their behavior is the same.

It is believed that these are the souls of those who died of starvation, lost in the mountains, and whose bodies were never found. They wander in search of someone with whom they can share their agony of eternal hunger.

They attack travelers walking along lonely mountain paths. The victims are suddenly overcome by an insatiable feeling of hunger, the like of which they have never experienced. This feeling is almost irresistible and is often accompanied by inexplicable fatigue and numbness of the limbs, as a result of which the victims of the attack of the "hungry ghost" fall to the ground, not understanding what is happening. If the traveler is not helped in time, it will almost certainly lead to his death or a state of complete insanity, and after his death the traveler will become the same hungry ghost.

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In Japanese and Chinese mythology, living in the mountains, a huge APE-like beast with long black fur and a large mouth. When he sees a person, can not resist not to laugh, uttering a loud "hee-Hee-hee-hee!", but his long upper lip rises up and closes his eyes.

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Is the term in Finnish mythology, originally denoting sacred places, and then different types of mythological entities, then another, and demonic entities. Oral folklore describes them as trolls or giants.

Often considered malicious or at least frightening. They live on the capes, gorges, big rocks (the most revered called the gardens of the Underworld), forests and hills. Later they were considered to be evil spirits just like the trolls.

The underworld can walk in a noisy crowd, and attack people who are not outsiders.

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Hikashi-baba anthropomorphic creature


In Japanese mythology, a demon who takes the form of a gray-haired old woman who wanders from house to house and blows out lanterns.

Her goal is to make the world darker, that's why she extinguishes the beautiful paper lanterns that decorate Japanese homes. Youkai by nature do not like bright light and fun. Baba also creates more suitable conditions for other youkai, who are no longer so harmless.

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In Jewish folklore, a female demon c the bird's feet and beak, killing small children.

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In Japanese and Chinese folklore, people separate their heads from their bodies and fly away on their ears to hunt for insects, and in the morning they come back and attach themselves to the body again.

Hitodama a small light at the earth's surface makes you wander restless spirit


In Japanese folklore, the souls of the recently deceased take the form of mystical lights. They are also known as onibi (demonic lights").

It is assumed that such lights are pale blue or green spheres with long tails. It is usually said that hitodama appears in summer, near cemeteries, gloomy forests or next to a dying person, as a manifestation of the soul leaving the body (although some say that they saw these lights just before the birth of a child).

Most of the hitodams go out or fall to the ground shortly after people notice them, although it is believed that they lead travelers off the right path and make them get lost.

Perhaps they were mistaken for these fluorescent gas, which sometimes appeared over the graves.

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Hitotsume-Kozo too

In Japanese mythology, a mischievous and like children the little one-eyed goblins. They have one huge eyes, long red tongue and a shaved head, and they dress as tiny Buddhist monks. They are quite harmless, they love to appear suddenly in the dark streets to scare people.

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The creature from the folklore of Wisconsin. It is quite large, covered with bony growths on the head and back, has a horn with a rectangular tip. Afraid of lemons, eats porcupines. Out of the woods you can sometimes hear it grimace a sob.

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In Japanese mythology, the ghost of a woman in love, sucking the life force out of her lover.

This ghost appears the same as it was in life: a young woman in the prime of her life and beauty. And only those whose eyes are not clouded by love, or true believers can see through the mask of her true image: a rotting, fetid skeleton that has risen from the dead.

At night, hone-onna gets up from the grave and goes to her lover's house. Every night, hone-onna sucks the life force out of the beloved, and he becomes weaker and weaker. If this is not prevented, then in the end he will die and join his mistress in the arms of death.

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In Chinese mythology, one of the nine sons of the dragon is the moon, which is also a celestial beast responsible for the connection between earth and heaven. He is snake-like with a mane, deer horns and a forked beard.

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In ancient Armenian mythology, the giants, the Nephilim or giants.

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A creature from the folklore of the American colonists, resembling an elk, but with perfectly straight legs and a huge upper lip.

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In Scandinavian folklore, a beautiful girl with a cow's tail. She usually grazes cows in the forest. Can have sexual relations with people. Refers to the "hidden people" (a creature with unexplained, supernatural abilities, leading a hidden way of life: fairies, fairies, etc.).

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The "hidden Inhabitants" (isl. huldufólk) are characters in Icelandic folk tales. They used to be called "aulvas", which is etymologically the same as "elves".

They practically do not differ from people: they are born and die, they run a household, they have their own churches, priests and cemeteries.

Outwardly Hidden inhabitants also differ little from humans: the only difference is the absence of nasal cartilage or a vertical fossa between the upper lip and nose.

The world of these creatures is somewhere not far from the world of people, but people see them only if they are clairvoyant, or if the Hidden Inhabitants themselves want to be seen.

After Christianity became the state religion in Iceland, elves began to be divided into two types — "pagans" (evil towards people) and "Christians" (kind towards people). However, this division was soon forgotten.

Icelandic fairy tales tell about interesting contacts of people with huldufoulk. They often ask people for help, and if people help them, then they do something good for them or give them something, and if they don't help, then they take revenge on them.

Some fairy tales tell how "hidden inhabitants" ask for help from people during childbirth, since they cannot give birth until a human hand touches the woman in labor.

Some Icelanders still believe in the existence of huldufoulk and try to leave the places where they think they live unchanged, and even if they build a road crossing the huldufoulk trail, they narrow the road so that it is easier for fairy-tale characters to cross it.

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In the folklore of north-western Belarus, a kind of house spirit in the form of a flying fiery snake. It can turn into some ordinary object or a living being. Helps with the housework, but can cause a fire.


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An aquatic creature from the mythology of the indigenous population of Brazil. This is a woman with long hair and a fish tail. She seduces swimmers and fishermen, strangles her chosen ones (kisses them to death).

Depending on the oral tradition and the context of the story, she can be considered as a water nymph, a siren or a beautiful mermaid living in the rivers of the Amazon basin.

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Icelandic ghosts

Bringing in Icelandic folklore are divided into several types:

  • the Ghost of miser (Lis. fépúki),
  • child, ruined by the mother (of the ISL. útburður),
  • a Ghost caused by a sorcerer from the grave (Lis. uppvakningur),
  • watching someone ghosts (Lis. fylgja), etc.

Not buried according to Christian tradition the dead are tied to the place of his death or the location in which resides their body. Appearance retains all of the post-mortem changes: all wounds and injuries, also with drowning, for example, pouring water, etc. the Dead and the dead children do not have a clear shape. They can have a pale blue flame, which, when approaching him to attack. The ghosts are quite actively and intelligently.

They can't stand the metal sound (bell ringing, coins, etc.).

Coercion and "the living dead" is sometimes, but rarely, act as donors or helpers.

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In Slavic and Komi-Zyryan mythology, a small water spirit. This is the spirit of a murdered, suicidal and drowned baby by its mother. He is green, plastered with leeches and algae, likes to play cards, drink beer and dirty, can also drag a child or a tipsy adult under water.

Ichotic is considered a child of a water spirit or a drowned little child, so various pranks are inherent in him.

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In the mythology of the Basque people, there is a night spirit that robs in mines and sinkholes, in the form of a ghostly person, animal or bird, spewing fire. As a rule, visually witnesses observe only the fire appearing suddenly, and not the creature itself.

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In Muslim mythology, this is a kind of jinn or fire elemental, which is the soul of a person who died a violent death (every drop of blood of the murdered person arises according to an ifrit). The body of the ifrit is made of basalt, bronze and molten lava. His figure is huge, bursts with heat and glows with a dark orange light. He flies, generates fire, is able to fulfill desires and cause confusion.

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In Russian folklore, a spirit that makes fun of people (hides things, plays with cattle, makes noise). 

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In Japanese mythology, the soul of a still living person who has temporarily left his body and moves independently. It looks the same as its owner, from which it came out. Sometimes it appears as a translucent ghostly figure, and sometimes it is impossible to distinguish it from a living person. It appears during strong experiences or injuries, and its owner usually does not know about its existence.

Folk beliefs about ikira date back to prehistoric times. According to ancient superstitions, the soul can leave the body shortly before death and begin to wander around, making strange sounds and performing various actions independently of the body. According to legends, this happens especially often during the war, when the ikire of a soldier dying away from home (or even in another country) appears in front of his relatives to say the last goodbye.

Now there are several reasons for the appearance of ikire. It may be the approach of death, but also just a faint and even part of the curse. Quite often the reason is a strong feeling: love, lust or deep hatred.

A person whose soul, having been in the form of ikire, returned to the body, as a rule, does not remember what happened to him in the "astral form".

Buddhist literature describes ikire as a spirit that is particularly difficult to get rid of.

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Iku-Turso (Iku-Tursas, Meritursas, Tursas, Turisas) is a sea monster from Finnish mythology.

His appearance remains unclear, but he is described with several epithets:

  • partalainen (the one who lives on the edge, or alternatively, bearded)
  • Tuonen härkä (vol Tuoni, Death)
  • tuhatpää (thousand - headed )
  • tuhatsarvi (thousand-horned)

It was sometimes said that he lived in Pohjola, but this may be because Pohjola was often perceived as the home of all evil.

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In Japanese folklore, these are huge sea monsters that live in the open sea off the coast of Japan. Their bodies are covered in slippery oil that spreads around when they swim in the ocean. And the body is many kilometers long.

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In the mythology of the Chilean island of Chiloe, a boy abducted from home, over whom witches are experimenting, turning into zombies. One of his legs is bent behind his back and has grown to his spine, his arms are deformed, and his head is turned back. His whole body is covered with thick fur.

Imori restless spirit


In Japanese folklore, the ghosts of dead warriors, embodied in geckos. They appear in abandoned, overgrown ruins, where they lost their lives attacking and chasing intruders.

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Incredible precipitation

In the folklore of almost every nation, you can find references to unusual precipitation. This is rain or snow of an unusual color, objects or animals that fell together with or instead of precipitation. It can be fish, frogs, coins, snakes. As a rule, all these events find a logical explanation in the aftermath.

Also, such phenomena as "Star jelly" and "Angel Hair" can be attributed to unusual precipitation.

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In the medieval European tradition, a demon is a male tempter. Incubus, from Latin incubare — "to lie on" or "to lie on top".

The idea of an incubate combines two ideas: the first of them is about gravity, immobilizing and suffocating a person at night; the second and probably secondary is about nocturnal sexual intercourse with some non—human being (demon).

The idea of a strangler demon goes back to the image of a nocturnal aggressor ("mara") present in the mythology of many peoples, sitting on his chest and causing suffocation and immobilization. Now this phenomenon is called "sleep paralysis".

He usually attacks women and rapes them in their sleep. During the day, they are disembodied shadows, since these creatures do not have their own body, but they can materialize in the body of a deceased person, or use human meat to create their own body from it, or even incarnate into the body of a real living person.

In most cases, the incubus is described as an ugly creature, often resembling a goat (one of the images of the devil), although this appearance was attributed to most demons during the Middle Ages.

Thus in the Compendium Maleficarum (1608) it is said:

"An incubus can take both male and female forms, sometimes he appears as a man in the prime of life, sometimes as a satyr; in front of a woman who is known as a witch, he usually takes the form of a lustful goat."

Other images include incubi in the guise of a dog, a cat, a deer, a bull, a roe deer, a bird, especially a crow or a stork, as well as in the form of a snake. However, even the animal appearance did not prevent the incubus from having a carnal relationship with a woman.

Some believed that it was possible to get pregnant from an incubus, since the demon collects the seed of corpses or the seed emitted during nocturnal eruptions or masturbation, and "thanks to speed and knowledge of physical laws, preserves this seed in its natural warmth."

In the medieval treatise "Hammer of Witches" it is stated that demons as succubi collect male semen, store it in their body, and then as incubi fertilize women, in accordance with the position of the stars, in order to produce offspring initially predisposed to evil under the influence of planets.

Thus, children could be born from him (half people, half animals). Sometimes incubus children are described as no less ugly than their parents (such descriptions coincide with descriptions of parasites, such as worms and tapeworms).

Others, on the contrary, believed that it was impossible to get pregnant from an incubus, since his seed was nothing more than a fake.

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In Korean mythology, the man-fish, a kind of mermaid that lives in the East (Japanese) sea, near the island of Jeju-do. Her head and body human, and his hands turned into fins, there are six or seven long legs and pony tail, long and thin. Face and teleport scales, but the nose, mouth, ears, and hands and fins covered with white human skin without scales, nice colors and wonderful velvety.

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A creature from Egyptian mythology in the form of a woman with the head of a jackal. The goddess of embalming and mummification.

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In Japanese mythology, a spirit in the form of a dog used by magicians in Western Japan. Inugami (я, from the Japanese words "inu" — dog and "kami" - deity, spirit).

To outside observers, he looks like an ordinary dog. However, its true form is a dried-up, mummified dog's head, dressed in ceremonial finery. This head is kept in the secret sanctuary of the owner of the house, hidden from prying eyes.

They usually helped the magician, but they could also attack him. They could inhabit a person.

Signs of obsession: pain in the chest, arms, legs or shoulders, a feeling of deep envy, unexpected dog barking, extreme hunger. Traces of dog teeth and claws are visible on the body of the deceased during possession.

Not only people, but also pets, and even inanimate objects could become victims of inugami.

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Iron man

In the folklore of Polesie, there is a mythical iron giant who lives in a swamp or swampy forest and protects his territory from encroachments and uninvited guests.

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There is an insidious sea spirit in Japanese folklore. If you look at her from the front, you can see a woman, although the lower part of her body is blurry, and if from behind, then a rock. She likes to appear before the ship or boat goes out to sea, approach the sailors and ask them to lend her a scoop. If someone fulfills her request, she immediately starts pouring water into the ship or boat until the ship slowly sank to the bottom.

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According to Japanese mythology, weasels or martens who became werewolves upon reaching old age. They are able to transform into other forms and hypnotize a person. To hear their yapping portends great trouble for a person. Gathering together at night, they can cause fire, and climbing on each other's shoulders, they can create a huge pillar of fire that grows into a whirlwind.


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Jaba Fofi

Translated from the dialect of the Baka tribe from the Congo means "giant spider". 

According to local folklore, they live in underground tunnels, and their trap nets are placed close to the ground among trees and bushes to catch mainly small mammals and birds, although sometimes deer and even people can get into their web. According to representatives of the Baka tribe, these spiders are much stronger than humans.

They lay eggs the size of peanuts, from which young yellowish-purple spiders hatch. Adult spiders are brown in color and reach a length of 3-4 feet (90-120 cm), but some have described absolutely monstrous spiders with a leg span of 6-8 feet (180-240 cm).

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A giant ghostly creature from folklore Yorkshire, leaping out of the darkness at travelers. His approach can be heard by the ringing of chains.

The name "Jack" in the name of the creature (Jack-in-Iron), as in other similar cases (Jack-o-lantern, Jack-in-Green), does not indicate a proper name. Such names in the names usually indicate, rather, the uncertainty of the creature, and mean "some kind", referring only to the fact that the creature is male.

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Jack the Jumper, or Jack-springs-on-heels, is a character in English folklore Victorian era, a humanoid creature, notable primarily for its ability to make jumps of amazing height.

The very first reports of the appearance of Jack the Jumper in London are dated 1837, the last date of his appearance is considered to be 1904. Appeared in many places in England and Scotland.

 Jack was described as a humanoid creature of tall stature and athletic build, with a "disgusting", "diabolical" face, pointed protruding ears, large claws on his fingers and glowing bulging eyes that "resemble red fireballs." In one of the descriptions, it is noted that Jack was wearing a black raincoat, in another — that he had a kind of helmet on his head, and he was dressed in tight-fitting white clothes, over which a waterproof raincoat was thrown. He was sometimes described as a "tall and thin gentleman."

It is indicated that Jack could emit clouds of blue and white flames from his mouth, and also that the claws on his hands were metal. At least two people claimed that Jack could speak English, and not only spoke clearly and competently, but also had a peculiar sense of humor.

In Czechoslovakia, a similar creature called Perak.

The story of Jack the Jumper is significant because of two points. Firstly, his image had a huge impact on the "comic culture" of the XX century, and it was his attire that became the prototype of the "superhero" costume (for example, a suit Batman). Secondly, it is the only "intelligent mystical being" in the history of mankind whose "case" was discussed at the level of a state institution that came to recognize its reality.

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Jag mort

In the mythology of Komi, a giant, as tall as a pine tree, looking like a wild beast, in clothes made of uncut bearskin. He stole cattle, women and children, and people were powerless against him.

Yag mort, translated from the Komi language means "forest man".

The legends about the forest man, the monster belong to ancient times, the times of the paganism of the Komi people. At that time, along the banks of the Pechora, Izhma and other northern rivers lived the Chud tribes (Chud), engaged in hunting and fishing, but did not yet know agriculture. And suddenly, in one of the villages, a giant began to appear, as tall as a young pine tree, "a man is not a man, a beast is not a beast," overgrown, like a wild beast, dressed in an uncut bearskin.

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In Chinese mythology, one of nine sons of the dragon-the moon, the inhabitant skate of roofs. Protects the rest of the house, protects against evil and demons.

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Field Silesian demon mythology, appearing in the boggy fields in the form of a partridge, pheasant or hare. If you do manage to catch, it becomes the home of the spirit, helping with the housework.

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Jenny Green Teeth

A creature from English folklore. Jenny can kidnap children if they are playing near the water, and drag them to the very bottom. The approach of this creature is usually indicated by a greenish foam that suddenly appeared on the calm surface of a pond or other body of water.

Often they scratch their legs with sharp claws until they bleed, or simply frighten with their terrible appearance: long wet hair loose over their shoulders, large green fangs sticking out of their mouths, and very sharp shiny claws.

Green-toothed Jenny (also Evil Jenny, Green-Toothed Ginny; English Jenny Greenteeth, Jinny Greenteeth, Wicked Jenny, Ginny Greenteeth, Jeannie Greenteeth; from the ancient English language "Jenny" — "fair") — a river or swamp witch in English folklore, which probably explained the cruel death of people in reservoirs. It is known in the counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Yorkshire.

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A flying human head without a body from the mythology of the South American Indians. Huge ears serve as wings for him.

Probably the character was invented by Jorge Luis Borges. Borges, in his "Book of Fictional Creatures", mentions Chonchon, referring as a source to a certain non-existent Julio Vicuna Cifuentes, "in whose work "Myths and Superstitions" collected many legends drawn from oral stories."

According to myths, chonchon is a kalku (a sorcerer practicing black magic, in Mapuche mythology), who took the form of this creature with the help of magic. The Mapuche believed that some skilled kalku could prepare a special potion, which was then smeared on the throat; the effect of this potion allegedly helps to separate the head from the body, and that is what the head becomes a chonchon.

Jeongchon himself allegedly has the shape of a human head covered with feathers, with claws growing from the chin, and wings that turn into greatly enlarged ears. It was believed that the chonchons usually fly on moonless nights and have great magical power, and only other Kalku or other wizards can see them, unless the chonchons themselves do not want to be seen. During their flight, they allegedly emit cries of "tu-tu-tu".

In Mapuche mythology, the Chonchon is considered an evil being who drinks the blood of sleeping people at night and causes them various misfortunes.

Jiago anthropomorphic creature induces pregnancy sexual relations with the victim


In Chinese mythology, ape-like creatures inhabiting the Shu region and abducting women to procreate. Having caught a woman, they take her to themselves and try to conceive a child for her. Those of the women who remain childless are not allowed to return for the rest of their lives. After a while, the woman's mind becomes clouded, and she no longer wants to return. If a woman gives birth to a son, then she is immediately sent home with the baby. Born children are no different from people.

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In Chinese mythology, a deceased person who died an unnatural death or was left without burial, who became a vampire.

"Jiangshi" is read as ken-si in Cantonese, kyong thi in Vietnamese, Kangxi in Korean, Kensi in Japanese, and Hantu pochon in Malay.

It is usually depicted as an ossified body (depending on the age of death - different stages of decomposition), dressed in official robes of the Qing dynasty, which moves with jumps, arms outstretched.

Jiangshi kills living beings, usually at night to absorb their qi, or life force, while during the day he rests in a coffin or hides in dark places. It glows with a green phosphorescent fire, it has sawtooth teeth and long claws.

Jiaochong anthropomorphic creature


In Chinese mythology, a spirit that had a human body and two heads that served as nests where bees could lay honey.

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Hideigami (Japanese: 日 日, deity of drought) - a mythical variety of yokai in Japanese folklore that has the power to cause drought. Borrowed from China, where this creature is called batsu.

This spirit looks like a ridiculous hairy humanoid exclusively female, while quite small (from sixty to ninety centimeters) in height, has eyes on the top of his head, and moves quickly ("like the wind").

It is described as a beast with one arm, one leg, and one eye

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A malicious spirit from the mythology of the Komi peoples. It was believed that he abducted unattended children, there is no information about their future fate. The spirit has an anthropomorphic appearance, although it differs significantly from ordinary people: it is tall, but flat as a board, its mouth and eyes are large and very narrow, and any other facial features are not different.

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In Japanese mythology, this is a werewolf "male fox". Jinko is considered a fox who has turned into a man or, sometimes, even a man who has been turned into a fox by another kitsune by witchcraft.

As a rule, kitsune is considered a female fox (turning a fox into a woman) and seducing a man, but sometimes a man can also be.

Interestingly, there is a certain connection of jumping over torii with possessed kitsune - kitsune-tsuki, since it is believed that they also do similar things. This emphasizes that an obsessive kitsune can do the impossible for a person (torii are usually at least three to four meters high and it really seems unlikely for a person to jump over them).

Jorogumo anthropomorphic creature hurting people sexual relations with the victim turns into a human


A creature from Japanese mythology. This is a three-meter werewolf spider, turning into a beautiful girl. She seduces young and beautiful men, and then kills them, making food supplies like an ordinary spider. The creature lives for half a thousand years.

The name Yorogumo translates from Japanese literally as "spider-whore" or "entangling a newly married woman."

Yorogumo is believed to originate from the Izu city area in Shizuoka Prefecture on Honshu Island, Japan. In particular, it is said that Yorogumo comes from the Dzeren Waterfall, an impressive waterfall that is one of the largest waterfalls on the Izu Peninsula.

Josenebi a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit


In Yomihon there was a man who made himself a capital from the sale of Josen (sweets made from boiled juice Rehmannia Glutinosa) who was killed by a robber. It is said that the seller became the atmospheric ghost fire of Dzesenbi (, lit. "Fire Dzesen"), floating on rainy nights.

Jraars anthropomorphic creature fish tail water creature


In Armenian myths, there is a mermaid, a woman living under water with a fish tail and hair similar to algae and sea mud.

Jyatai animated object choking victim


Creatures from Japanese folklore that old kimono belts become. At night, these old belts come to life, open the screens and crawl around the house like huge snakes. They can attack people and strangle them in their sleep.


Kabutermannekin anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature


In Dutch and Danish folklore, a spirit living in a mill. He performs the necessary work at the mill at night: grinding grain, guarding sacks of flour, repairing millstones. It looks like a small man in an old caftan or completely naked.

Kaleuche restless spirit water body


Caleuche This is a mythical ghost ship from mythology and local folklore on the island of Chiloe, in Chile. This is one of the most important myths about the culture of Chile.

According to Chilean legend, it is a large ghost ship sailing the seas around Chiloe (a small island off the coast of Chile) at night. 

According to one version, the ship is endowed with magical power and has its own consciousness and mind. It became a place of permanent residence of the souls of all those who died at sea.

The ship looks like a beautiful and bright white sailboat with 3 masts of 5 sails each, always full of lights and with the sounds of a party on board, but quickly disappears again, leaving no traces of its presence.

Anyone who accidentally sees a "Kaleuche" floating out of the night fog is doomed to death or lifelong bodily suffering.

However, sometimes the creepy crew of the ship invites a random witness to come on board. If he was not afraid, then the ship plunges into the abyss and all the treasures of the underwater world are revealed to a person. The one who will be able to keep what he saw a secret from his neighbors and will not try to get treasures from the bottom on his own will become a brother for the Kaleuche team and will be able to join the merry company whenever he wants.

The ghost ship is also known for its ability to move underwater, as is another famous ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman.

There are different versions of the legend:

  • The popular version says that this ship collects the dead from the water and gives them a new life on board as crew members who will spend eternity at parties and celebrations.
  • Another version says that a mythical ship will also appear in the seas of Chiloe to enchant fishermen with wonderful music and thus attract them to turn them into slaves-crew members who will be cursed for all eternity, carrying one leg bent on their back.
  • There is also a widespread idea that this is a ship of the dead and slave sailors, there is a version that it will also be a magic ship on which the sorcerers of Chiloe arrange their parties and transport goods after this journey. sorcerers return from a journey they make every 3 months to improve their magical abilities. However, it is said that only sorcerers can approach it and use only the Chilote seahorse as a means of transportation, since by order of Millalobo (an analogue of the sea king in the mythology of Chile), other creatures are forbidden to board it or access the ship in other ways.
  • Another version is that the crew of the ghost ship enters into magical contracts with certain merchants, guaranteeing them prosperity in exchange for services such as using their houses for parties or other illegal or dark purposes. 

Because of this version of the legend, when a person in Chiloe quickly becomes rich, it is often attributed to his signing a contract with the team Kaleuche. 

Similar rumors spread after the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, because some houses were not affected by the fires that subsequently engulfed Chiloe. 

In the same decade, there were stories that the sounds of a ship dropping anchor could be heard around the homes of many successful traders of the Chiloe archipelago. Allegedly, these were the sounds of Kaleuchen, Imperceptibly delivering goods and treasures to those with whom the contract was concluded. However, most people rejected this supernatural explanation and instead placed the responsibility for the merchant's prosperity on mortals rather than supernatural smugglers.

Kallikantsary anthropomorphic creature hurting people the little creature


Blind dwarfs from Greek folklore appearing in the human world at Christmas. They ride lame, blind and crippled chickens or horses and donkeys as tall as a dog. They are usually accompanied by a lame-legged kutsodaimon. They usually mess up or curse people.

Kalyan animal body parts anthropomorphic creature high being hooves sexual relations with the victim turns into a human


In the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic is an evil force capable of taking human form. During the meal it became clear that he had horse teeth, and instead of feet, cow hooves. It could appear in the form of a tall girl with long braids and blue eyes, dressed in a silk blue dress. She boiled the dumplings well and invite people to taste them. When Kalyan was doused with boiling water, she hid in the well or in the river.

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Kama Itachi fastest thing flying creature hurting people treats

Kama Itachi

In Japanese folklore, a weasel with a sickle, invisibly moving on the swirling winds. They cannot be seen with the naked eye.

They travel and attack three of them: The first knocks the victim down and knocks him to the ground, The second causes thousands of terrible cuts to the lying, and the Third — applies a magic ointment to the wounds, which instantly heals most of the wounds so that none of them turns out to be fatal.

They can cut whole pieces out of the victim's body without spilling a drop of blood. The attack and healing happen so fast that the victim does not have time to notice it: from his point of view, he just stumbles and gets up with a couple of painful scratches.

Kane no kami no hee a small light at the earth's surface sounds without visible sources

Kane no kami no hee

In the legends on Nuwa Island, in Ehime Prefecture and in the folklore publication Sōgō Nippon Minzoku Goi, legends about a mysterious atmospheric light are indicated. 

This fire occurs at night on New Year's Eve behind the shrine of the patron saint of the Shinto god on Nuwa Island. His appearance is accompanied by sounds similar to human screams, and is interpreted by locals as a sign of the appearance of the goddess of luck.

Kapelushnik a small light at the earth's surface anthropomorphic creature hurting people turns into an animal


Creature from the Belarusian folklore. Usually the traveler only sees the distant light, which is very difficult or even impossible to reach. He is ahead of where the person is not turned. It is believed that this fire kindle the man in wide-brimmed hat (hence the name), able to turn into a bird or beast.

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Kapkeun animal body parts anthropomorphic creature hairy creature hurting people


A man with a dog's head, a half-man, half-dog in Romanian mythology. He has two heads or two muzzles (mouths) and a dog, which is on the back of the head. According to some reports, they have four eyes on the back of their heads.

These are cannibals, swallowing whole children or large pieces of human meat with bones and everything else in one of their mouths, and spitting out inedible waste from the other.

It was said that they caught boys and fattened them for slaughter. Probably, the belief about these creatures probably comes from the Greek novel "Alexandria", which was translated into Romanian in 1620, which tells how Alexander the Great reached a country where there lived "people who had a human face in front and spoke like a human, and a dog's muzzle that barked like a dog behind." 

Kappa water creature


A Japanese variety of water, a character having the features of a human, a turtle, a frog. On the top of the mouthguard there is a recess in the shape of an oval saucer, which must always be filled with water, otherwise it will die. Pulls people into the water and then pulls out their insides through the anus. It is believed that if you catch a mouthguard, he will fulfill any wish.

Karina anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim


In Iranian mythology a female demon which attracts man, deprives him of love for his wife or bride, and gives birth to his children.

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Kasamba hurting people sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects water creature


In the beliefs of the Japanese Prefecture of Wakayama, the Kappa, which each year move in the autumn in the mountains, called Kasamba. They are sailing up the Kumano river to its source, and then go to the mountains. They are tall with a seven year old child and dressed in a blue kimono. To see Kasamba without interference can only dog.

Passing the villages on the day of the New year, these Kappa's throw stones at people's houses to let them know about your presence. Kasamba behave the same as other caps, for example, strongly spoil Pets: bash and hide working horses, spit on cows, and so forth.

If in the days of travel Cacambo, the farmer to scatter the ashes around the house, in the morning you can find traces, like a bird's.

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Kazama anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being hooves long limbs


The aborigines of Primorye believe in the existence of a forest humanoid creature.

He is a skinny creature of huge stature, about 3-5 m with a sharp, wedge-shaped head, which is always tied. He has very long thin crooked legs, bent at the knees and ending in hooves similar to moose. Kazyamu's hands have 2-3 fingers and are "like ticks". The skin on the face is black, and the body is covered with thick black fur, smeared with resin of coniferous trees, which, along with the bark, it eats.

You can only talk about the creature during the day, and in the evening and at night it is impossible, otherwise something bad will happen. His scrotum is huge, hanging almost to the ground. A brave hunter can ambush a creature and tear it off. She will bring him luck in hunting, if you do not succumb to persuasion and do not give her back for 7 years.

Images of Kazyamu were placed by people in the forest to protect hunting luck, which could be stolen by an evil shaman, as well as at home from leg diseases.

Kealii anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim white gelatinous mass


Beautiful perfumed girls from Gypsy folklore. Singing, kiss or even look can affect the traveler, so he forgot himself, and remained a prisoner. Can birth human child. If such a spirit will lose the child, tearing their hair, which are deposited everywhere the white threads. Can also help people.

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Keask anthropomorphic creature fish tail turns into a human water creature


An aquatic creature from the folklore of the Scottish Highlanders. She has the body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a young salmon, her dark green in the water and golden in the air. If she is caught, she will fulfill three wishes. The creature is able to shed its fish shell and turn into a girl.

Kelpie animal body parts sounds without visible sources stretches limbs turns into a human turns into an animal water creature


A water spirit from Scottish mythology in the form of a horse dragging people into the water. Can turn into a man or a horse, can stretch in length as much as you want. Before the storm, you can hear it howling. His hoofprints are backwards.

Kenmun anthropomorphic creature generating a fire creature glowing eyes hairy creature helps superpowered creature turns into a human turns into an animal water creature


Kenmun (or Kijinuma in the southern regions) this is a mysterious creature from Japanese folklore. Most often it was observed on the island of Oshima in the northern part of the Ryukyu Archipelago.

Kenmun's height is 1 meter or 1.3 meters, about the size of a five-year-old child, but the creature is not frail at all, but with developed muscles and is covered from head to toe with curly reddish or black hair that looks dirty and tangled. Kenmun's face is described as ape-like, but sometimes as canine. It is reported that this creature hunts at night and its eyes burn red. It walks on two legs, while the arms are much stronger and longer compared to the legs (about like an orangutan).

The creature is described as very strong and able to deftly climb trees. In general, according to the description, kenmun looks like an undiscovered species of a large primate, but he not only deftly climbs trees, but also likes to swim in the ocean, which not every monkey knows and loves. Kenmun lives because of his love of water in the coastal zone and hunts octopuses, crabs and fish while swimming. Kenmun's dwelling is said to be easy to find by the piles of shells under the trees, he likes to eat clams while sitting on a tree and throw empty shells down. Kenmun is not considered dangerous to humans, but he has a reputation as a disgustingly fetid creature.

He likes to challenge people to a sumo wrestling match, and also steals their fishing rods from fishermen. Sometimes he is aggressive and can start throwing stones at a person.

His smell has been described variously as the smell of a goat, the smell of a horse or rotten yams. With this smell, presumably kenmun scares other animals away from himself.

Description from another source:

Hairy water and wood spirits from the Amami Islands in southern Japan. They look like a cross between a mouthguard and a monkey. They are also very similar to kijimuna. Their bodies are covered with dark red or black hair, and they have long, thin legs and arms. They are slightly larger in size than a human child. They have pointed mouths, and there is a saucer-shaped depression on the top of their heads, which contains a small amount of oil or water. Their bodies smell like yams, but their drool smells terrible.

Kenmun builds his houses on banyan trees and spends his days playing in the mountains or by the water in his family groups. They especially like sumo wrestling, in which they are very skilled. As the seasons change, they migrate back and forth from the mountains to the sea.

Kenmun has a number of strange abilities. They can change their shape. They often disguise themselves as people, horses or cows. They can turn into plants and merge with the surrounding vegetation, or even completely disappear. 

Kenmun can also create light. Their drool glows eerily, as do their fingertips. They have the ability to create fire from their fingertips. Sometimes they use this fire to light the oil in their plates. When mysterious lights are seen in the mountains or on the shores of the Amami Islands, the locals call it "kenmun machi".

Kenmun likes to hunt at night, lighting himself with his fingertips to look for food in the dark. They mainly feed on fish, small mollusks, slugs and snails.

Kenmun tries to stay away from populated areas and run away when there are large groups of people nearby. Sometimes they will help lonely loggers and people collecting firewood, carrying heavy loads for them. They remember those who treat them kindly or do them a favor. A fisherman who saves kenmun from an octopus attack will surely earn his eternal gratitude.

Kenmuns don't usually harm people. They, however, love sumo competitions. When their head is full, they have supernatural power and cannot be defeated. However, Kenmuns like to imitate people, so if the challenger stands on his head or bows very low, his plate will be empty and he can be defeated.

Although the Kenmuns are not evil, they like to make fun of people from time to time. They can turn into animals and try to scare people

Kicka zhonka anthropomorphic creature fish tail

Kicka zhonka

In the beliefs of the Russian North water spirit in the shape of a woman with a fish tail, the owner of the river Kitsa (Murmansk oblast). Brought to her victim, the person disappears without a trace.

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Kidoumaru restless spirit


The ghost of a samurai killed hiding in the skin of a bull.

Kijimuna anthropomorphic creature choking victim helps the little creature


In Okinawan folklore, small creatures living in banyan trees. They have red skin and thick bright red hair. They move by jumping. They can help people around the house, but sometimes they lean on people's chests when they are sleeping, or put out the lights at night.

Kikimora anthropomorphic creature breaks technique choking victim fire with no apparent source fluid with no apparent source flying objects hurting people restless spirit sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects


In Russian and Belarusian mythology, a character, predominantly female, living in a human dwelling and in other buildings, bringing harm and trouble to the household and people.

The creature was obtained from the restless spirit of the deceased by "wrong death" or could be magically sent to the house by ill-wishers (by placing a magical object in it, more often a doll, which then came to life).

According to descriptions, a kikimora can be very small and thin, with a large head, long arms, short legs, it has bulging eyes, shaggy paws, horns, a tail, it is covered with feathers or fur. She could also appear in the form of an animal, although most often completely invisible. The creature can communicate with people with human speech and by knocking.

Usually it interferes with sleep and scares with various sounds, annoys small children, pounces and suffocates at night, throws various objects, drops and breaks things, pulls out or cuts people's hair in a dream (wool from cattle, feathers from poultry).

Killmulis anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body helps hurting people the harbinger of death


A creature from English folklore living in a mill. He looks like a small, mouthless man with a huge nose. Usually he helps with the housework, can announce the death of the mill owner or other losses in the family with a loud howl. Sometimes naughty.

Kinka a small light at the earth's surface


Kinka (金 火, lit. "golden fire"). This fire appeared in the fantasy collection Sanshu Kidan. It is said to appear in Hachiman, Jishikaido and Komatsu as a ghostly atmospheric ghost light.

Kinocephalus animal body parts anthropomorphic creature hooves


Kinocephalus or Pseglavets is a creature known since the mythology of Ancient Greece, but legends about a creature with such a description can be found all over the world. It looks like a man with a dog's (sometimes wolf, jackal or hyena are mentioned) head. Sometimes they mention legs like a bull.

According to ancient writers, kinocephals lived in India, Libya, Ethiopia, Scythia — on the borders of the then ecumene. Aristotle in Animal stories mentions kinocephalians among monkeys, which researchers interpret as a description of baboons.

Hesiod mentions the "arrogant dogheads" among the offspring Gay-Earth, on a par with massagets and pygmies

Kiri Itiba anthropomorphic creature

Kiri Itiba

According to Japanese folklore, youkai of Niigata Prefecture, in the guise of a little boy haunting people at night. Afraid of the cry of the cock. If it is cut in half, then both halves will regenerate into full-fledged being.

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Kitsune a small light at the earth's surface helps hurting people turns into a human


In the mythology of China, Japan and Korea, it is a fox that can transform into a human.

In Japanese folklore, these animals have great knowledge, a long life and magical abilities. In folklore, a kitsune is a kind of yokai, that is, a demon. In this context, the word "kitsune" is often translated as "fox spirit". A kitsune can have up to nine tails. In general, it is believed that the older and stronger the fox, the more tails he has. Some sources even claim that the kitsune grows an extra tail every hundred or thousand years of its life.

She can play tricks on people, attack them because of some transgressions (for example, killing a fox), or she can settle in the house and help with the housework.

She is able to light a blue glow with her breath or tail. There is also a belief that she does not just create a light that can move, but holds a lighted horse bone in her mouth.

Kletnick anthropomorphic creature breaks technique hairy creature hurting people sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects unusual sounds


Kletnick (or Bel. Kletzing) is a spirit living in a crate-the pantry, assistant brownie from Slavic mythology

This is a creature that lives in the granary-a storage room. In the afternoon he slept, and at night he shifts from place to place things, noise. If he's angry with the master of the house, it can make a mess: bags of flour will tear the grain scattered in the winter on a frosty night the door opens, in summer, in the rain, the roof prohodit. Can build of leprosy, with or without cause.

It is very small in stature, with long hair and a beard, his clothes are always in the flour.

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Kludde a small light at the earth's surface changes form large creature


In Flemish (Belgian) folklore, evil forest spirits are werewolves, usually taking the form of a raven, a black dog or a wolf (sometimes with wings), a demonic horse, a cat, a huge toad, and even a tree. You can tell about his approach by two small blue lights that swing and dance. They are considered the eyes of a ghost.

Koblinau predicts the future sounds without visible sources specifies the location of the treasure


A creature from Welsh mythology that lives exclusively in mines and mines. By knocking on the walls of the mine workings, he indicates to the miners a rich ore horizon or a gold-bearing vein, and sometimes he warns of danger. 

Science explains that this knock can occur from water droplets flowing down cracks into the voids of the rock, and indeed indicate the presence of metals.

Kobold anthropomorphic creature helps hooves hurting people sounds without visible sources specifies the location of the treasure the little creature


Brownies and spirits-guardians of underground wealth in mythology Northern Europe.

They are good-natured, but they could cause chaos and disorder in the house in response to neglect. In Germanic mythology, it is a special kind of elves or alves, akin to dwarves (dwarves). Those are called mainly the spirits of the hearth, approximately corresponding to brownies, but sometimes the same name is applied to mountain spirits.

Although the kobold is usually invisible, it can materialize in the form of an animal, a light, or a short, child-like person. Kobolds living in human houses wear peasant clothes; those living in mines are hunched and ugly; kobolds living on ships smoke pipes and wear sailor clothes. Underground kobolds are credited with the desire to prevent people from accessing underground wealth — they could arrange blockages or rockfalls.

Kobolds are credited with making fun of people, they are constantly messing around and making noise. They are described as dwarfs, usually ugly with a gray elongated face and sometimes hooves and legs similar to goat's, but without wool. The ancient Norwegians attributed the poisoning of smelters during the melting of silver to the tricks of this evil spirit.

Probably, the name of the evil spirit goes back to the Greek "kobalos" — smoke.

Kodama a small light at the earth's surface anthropomorphic creature changes form the little creature


In Japanese mythology, the spirit of the tree or the tree itself, in which this spirit lives. The delay of the echo in the mountains or valley is attributed to the nominal. It looks like a dim ball of light or a blurry figure of a little man.

Kok sex hurting people

Kok sex

Malicious spirit from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. He lost his leg caught in a hunting trap. Hurting people by covering the rust of iron products.

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Koklya-moklya anthropomorphic creature


A creature from the mythology of the Komi peoples. He lives in a fishing hut, probably being an analogue of a brownie. The name of the spirit roughly translates as "a creature with big crooked legs", has parallels in folklore: chukly-mukly "crooked-oblique", chukyl-mukyl "tj", as well as ji maklya (a character in children's songs).

Perhaps it is a loan. The average Vologda khokhla, Khokhla-mohr, Khokhla-mahrya is an evil spirit that frightened children. Russian mohar - mohor, a bunch of wool, feathers, a tuft, a braid; crest - a tuft of hair, wool, feathers on the head; crest - devil, devil, unclean.

Kolokolo animal body parts sounds without visible sources unusual eye color


In Chilean folklore, it is a small creature that looks like a rat. It mixes the features of a rooster, a snake and a rat. His muzzle looks like a pig. There are several rows of teeth in the mouth. The eyes are bright red and pop out of their sockets.

When it is unnoticed, it can be given out by a squeak similar to a baby crying. At night, he sneaks into houses, sucks saliva and moisture from the eyes of the sleepers, which soon leads to death from desiccation and suffocating cough.

Kotsur animal body parts water creature


Water creature known in Upper Silesia (South-West Poland), which looks like a hybrid of big herons and otters with sharp teeth, feeding on fish and frogs.

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Krampus animal body parts anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being hooves hurting people large creature


Mention of Krampus are still in the pre-Christian Germanic folklore. According to some characteristics it exhibits affinity with the satyrs of Greek mythology.

This legendary figure from the folklore of Alpine region, the satellite and at the same time the antithesis of St. Nicholas. The sight of this creature and its name vary from place to place. As a rule, in the Alpine region the Krampus is depicted as a horned and hairy beast monster demon appearance: he is covered in fur, usually brown or black, he has goat's horns and cloven hooves. From the mouth out a long pointed tongue, often carries a chain or a bundle of birch rods, which he lashes children.

On the night of 5 December 6, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas, punishing naughty children and scaring them, thereby it acts in opposition to SV. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. It is believed that when the Krampus finds naughty child, he puts him under the pillow charcoal or puts it in his sack and carries the frightened child into the cave, presumably to eat for Christmas dinner.

Traditionally, men dress up in the outfit Krampus during the first week of December, and especially in the night of 5 to 6 December and roam the streets frightening children with chains and bells.

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Kreacher flying objects hurting people sounds without visible sources


Similar to Russian frights of the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. This malicious spirit, who dwells in the house and annoy its inhabitants. It was thought that a new home was settled carpenters, offended by anything master. To do this, they nakapili on a sliver of a few drops of blood from the little finger on his left hand and hid it in the frame. To avoid this punishment, the settlers were carefully collected what was left of the house was built in pieces and burned in a furnace. But sometimes the evil spirit takes residence in the old houses and drive it can be very difficult.

The main actions attributed to this spirit are spreading various objects and the creation of night of sound effects. Sometimes late-night noise and rumbling was so bad that the owners of the house were forced to leave.

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Kryzhacik flying creature sounds without visible sources the unusual shape of the eyes turns into an animal wings


According to Belarusian beliefs, a restless spirit manifesting itself in the noise of cemetery (the name comes from the Belarusian "kryzh", that is, "cross") trees, capable of appearing in the guise of a gray-haired raven with human eyes. He lives within the boundaries of the cemetery.

Kuat anthropomorphic creature fish tail hurting people scales sexual relations with the victim turns into a human turns into an animal water creature


The master spirit of the water of the mythology of the peoples of Komi, water.

He is able to be in human form (tall men with long dark green silt hair, dressed in green Kaftan, able to go ashore at will, mighty man with a white beard, and, depending on the weather: rainy, rainy days he appears as a brunette with dark eyes and a gaunt face, and the Sunny weather turns into a blonde with cheerful blue eyes and a white face), the shape of a fish (a very big pike) and man-fish (man in a fish's tail). It was thought that the blood in the water blue color (whereas Russian tradition, blue blood from the Goblin). Sometimes it was thought that water could appear in the guise of a woman sitting on the shore and rasschityvaet long hair. Typically, this meeting meant nothing to observe, but it is rarely perceived as a bad sign (for example, saw soon's wife died). In the literature found only one mention of the fact that women carry off water men for carnal pleasures and instead return the birch of the statue.

It was believed that the water-live in the underwater world in the usual peasant huts, cows and horses. Their cattle they sometimes grazed on the surface of the earth, on the banks of rivers and lakes.

Cow water was different from the usual that left no traces and did not got rid of them the dew. If anyone has managed to quietly get close to the herd of cows and throw one of them on a neck cross, all cows were immersed in water, and she stayed and became the property of the owner of the cross. Cow water was very ugolive, but on the ground I felt only the bulls and their breed continued.

Horse water spirits had a black-and-white and red-and-white coloring, they allegedly saw grazing on the shore of the lake in which they were immersed, being suganami.

Water strictly related to the rules and norms of commercial morality, punishing their violation deprivation of prey.

Sometimes the owners of the reservoirs, offended, they could leave, having gone along with the water (numerous tundra lakes levels often located at different heights. When erosion jumper between two such nearby lakes water from one natural reservoir is poured into the other).

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Kuchiki animated object hurting people


Japanese Illustrator Sakyu drew a new type of youkai on the theme of the events of 2020. He reports that new tsukomogami (a type of Japanese spirit: a thing that has acquired a soul and personality; a thing that has come to life) have been noticed in Japan-abandoned masks that now haunt former owners to RUB their dirty side in their faces.

Kuchivilo animal body parts water creature


A fantastic aquatic animal from the mythology of Chile. It looks like a snake with pig legs. It infects the water, scares away fish and spoils gear and coastal buildings.

Whoever hears him grumble is doomed to a short life. Most often they are found in fenced pits dug in the sand, which the Indians used for fishing.

Kulema hurting people restless spirit turns into an animal


In Komi mythology, a kulema or kulema is a person who has died, but continues to exist posthumously. 

Being in the world of the living, he has supernatural qualities and is a patron spirit for the living ("parent"), or an evil spirit if he died an unnatural death ("the dead man").

The unclean harm people, often become ghouls and take revenge on the living for something, "parents" intercede for the living. It is believed that the soul of the mortgaged deceased remains at the place of his death and is alive, "scares". It is also believed that the soul of the murdered person remains at the place of his death and waits for the death of his killer to then lead him to the underworld (these souls are designated in the Komi language by the words "grown up" or "frightening" and "gazht" or "unclean".

The mortgaged dead cannot cross the water boundary, so in some regions they were buried across the river, sometimes in special cemeteries. From among such unclean ones, ichetiki stand out - little furry little men, the spirits of babies drowned by mothers.

He is invisible, able to appear in the form of animals.

Relatives of people closest to the time of death were commemorated by name and regularly, but those more distant in time of death seemed to disappear from the memory of the living and were automatically excluded from the context of memorial rituals. The unmemorable kulems were considered dangerous, and the danger increased depending on the degree of its antiquity: the more ancient, the more dangerous, the higher its power.

The most ancient of them, called "chud", were endowed with the highest degree of danger and power, and hence with sacred authority.

Kumar anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being


In the folklore of South America there are stories of primitive people, usually covered with thick hair, tall (over three feet). The legend went from the Indians inhabiting this region. Now they are analogue snejnogo person.

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Kumbaba animal body parts large creature


In Babylonian myths (in particular, in the tales of Gilgamesh), a giant monster in the form of a multi-legged and multi-armed creature.

Kumobi a small light at the earth's surface


Kumobi (蜘蛛 火, lit. "spider fire").

In the legend in the village of Tenko (Shiki District, Nara Prefecture (now Sakurai)), hundreds of spiders turned into a fireball in the air. Similarly, in Tamashimayashima (Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture). When a red fireball appears over the forest near the Inari temple on the island, it is said that it dances over the mountains and forest, and then disappears.

Kurangaituku anthropomorphic creature wings


In Maori mythology, this is a cannibal woman of huge stature with sharp, elongated lips and large wings.

The creature has the body of a woman, and the head and wings of a bird. He is a fleet-footed, strong, flying giant. It lives in the depths of the forest, where it survives by catching birds with its beak-like lips. She eats most of them, but keeps some as pets.

Kurodzuka anthropomorphic creature


A creature known in Japanese folklore as Kurodzuka or oni-baba ("old demon woman"). A woman who killed her pregnant daughter became a demon and began to lure people to her shelter, offered to spend the night there, and then killed in her sleep and devoured their remains.

Kushtaka anthropomorphic creature hairy creature superpowered creature turns into an animal


A creature from the myths of Native Americans living in Alaska. She is a cross between an otter and a man, but at the same time she is a werewolf and can also appear in the form of a huge wolf or a man with a wolf's head.


Kustom hurting people


Malicious spirit from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. According to legend, he was stripped of the language of a hunter, who drank his first wine, because he annoyed him. For injury began to take revenge on people by sending them colds. Activities were attributed to diseases of the nose and throat, runny nose, sneezing, headache.

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Kutisake-onna anthropomorphic creature fastest thing


Kutisake-onna (yap. 口裂け女, lit. "a woman with a torn/slashed mouth") — a famous Japanese urban legend about a beautiful woman who was mutilated and killed by her jealous husband, and then returned to the world of the living as a vengeful evil spirit.

A character of Japanese urban legends, a vengeful spirit in the form of a woman with her mouth cut from ear to ear. She usually wears a surgical mask. A woman will stop the child and ask: "Am I beautiful?" If the child answers "no", the woman will kill him with the scissors she carries with her. If the child says "yes", then the woman removes the mask, opening the mouth cut from ear to ear, and asks: If this time the child answers "no", then the woman will cut him in half, if he still answers "yes", then his mouth will be cut from ear to ear.

It is impossible to escape from it, since it simply reappears in front of its victim.

Kuygorozh a small light at the earth's surface helps


This character in Mokshan bears the name "Kuygorozh" (from kui — "snake", and korozh — "owl").

A fantastic creature in Moksha and Chuvash mythology. According to legend, if a rooster lives for six years, then in the seventh year he lays an egg. If you put this egg under your arm, you can take out the kuigorozha. He fulfills all the orders of his master by helping around the house. It can turn into a flying light.

It is necessary to constantly occupy him with business, since without him he cannot stay a minute and does not give the owner peace until he gives him work. Having received everything they wanted, the owners want to get rid of kuigorozha and order him to make the black ones white. He is unable to do this and leaves his master in shame, looking for another one. At the same time, he takes with him all the property and money that he inflicted.


La Llorona anthropomorphic creature restless spirit unusual sounds

La Llorona

A creature from Mexican folklore. Presumably it appeared as a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Medea (according to legend, she drowned her own children in order to take revenge on her husband, after which she committed suicide). This restless spirit wanders the earth, exclaiming "Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!").

Mexican mothers scare their children with this ghost:

"If you walk after sunset by the river, La Llorona will take you and drown you!".

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La Segou

Creature from the folklore of Nicaragua. This is the view of the werewolf: a creature with a horse skull for a head that can turn into a long haired good looking girl. She seduces the unfaithful and drunken men, and then shows his true identity.

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Lace Gin anthropomorphic creature restless spirit

Lace Gin

A ghost that appeared on the territory of the village of Allanbank (Berwickshire in Scotland). He is described as a bloody ghostly figure of a woman in a lace dress.

It is believed that this is the restless spirit of Jeanne de la Salle, the mistress of the laird of Sir Robert Stewart. The family forced Robert to return back to his estate in Scotland to marry the daughter of Sir John Gilmore. Leaving his beloved in a carriage, Sir Robert Stewart did not have time to recover, as Jeanne was on the wheel, then fell, and the wheel drove over her forehead to death. Jeanne was wearing her favorite lace dress. Her last words to Robert: "I'll be in Scotland before you."

Lady-hares animal body parts restless spirit


The ghosts of Bobowicko of the castle in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland that look like rabbits with a girlish faces.

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Lambton Worm hurting people water creature

Lambton Worm

According to the legends of the 14th-15th century, the city of Durham (in the north-east of England), there lived a giant worm. In the town of Fatfield there is now a hill called Worm Hill, it was believed that there was a den of this creature in it.

The worm was so huge that it wrapped its body around the hill 3-4 times (some legends even say about 10 rings). He ate not only sheep, but also children, and also loved milk very much.

It is believed that this is an aquatic creature capable of being on land for a long time. When it was caught in the river for the first time, it was still small and resembled a large worm or salamander. There were ten gill holes on each side of his head, and the size of the creature was indicated differently in different legends (about a finger or almost a meter).

Sometimes it was indicated that it had small legs, and sometimes it was called not a worm, but a snake.

LAMESA hurting people the little creature


Being of Gypsy folklore in the guise of the plague the red mouse, which causes people with skin problems.

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Lamia animal body parts anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood scales


A creature from ancient mythology. The upper part of the body in her human, and the lower snake. She feeds on the blood of their victims, but can eat the whole thing. Takes out eye and puts them in the bowl to go to sleep. Can turn into a beautiful girl and to deprive a man of semen.

In the various myths mentioned that Lamia can represent not a separate entity, and the cluster of movable dark will snakes or insects. In other myths it is mentioned that they still have the face of a beautiful woman, sometimes the upper part of the body, but the bottom can belong to a snake or spider.

The word "lamia" was used in "the Vulgate" (Biblia Vulgata "Common Bible", the Latin translation of the Holy Scriptures, based on the writings of Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus) as the equivalent of the Hebrew name Lilith. The word has many associations in folklore and legends.

The Lamia was also called beings such as mermaids, or Nereids, in the Basque mythology — lamina.

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Lamin animal body parts anthropomorphic creature helps


In Basque folklore, spirits are the guardians of springs and caves in the guise of women with chicken or duck paws instead of legs. They often help people around the house for a fee.

Lannan-shi anthropomorphic creature it feeds on life energy sexual relations with the victim


The name comes from Gaelic words meaning lover, mistress or concubine and a term for a burial mound or burial ground. According to another variant, liaian shi can be translated as fairy lover or fairy mistress.

Dirg-do can be translated as "sucking red blood".

Creatures from folklore Ireland and the Isle of Man, which are found mainly in wells and springs. 

Usually she appears to some man in the image of a written beauty, invisible to everyone else. That's just not so sweet and friendly this golden-haired girl in a green dress when she lures lonely travelers to her voice. She bites through the neck of the poor devils who are tired of singing and drinks all the blood, killing her victim. 

Like other vampires, only garlic and silver are saved from her.

Lantius animal body parts fastest thing


In the Slavic bestiary lion with a human head, which moves very quickly.

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Laplandsky frog anthropomorphic creature water creature

Laplandsky frog

Urban legends in American Lowlands (Ohio) lives a 1.2-meter bipedal frog.

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Larva hurting people it feeds on life energy restless spirit the harbinger of death the manipulation of the actions of the victim


Larva (Latin larva — a ghost, originally a mask, a disguise, cf. with modern Italian. larva — larva) — a creature from ancient Roman mythology, the soul (spirit) of a deceased evil (according to other sources, any person who did not receive a proper burial), bringing misfortune and death to the living. She wanders at night and sends people crazy. Her breath is poisonous. It is believed that such a soul is able to inhabit women, and then they become walking and dissolute.

Some European occultists claim that the "larva" is a kind of disembodied "parasite spirit". This is a bad desire, not realized, but acquired an astral form and became a separate entity, which eventually acquires pseudo-individuality.

Laura anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim the little creature


Being of Italian mythology, appearing in the form of a little man, who seduces women and sends nightmares if they refuse him.

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Laying changes form hairy creature makes you wander sounds without visible sources turns into a human unusual sounds


In Polish mythology, a creature living in forests in the southwest of the łódź Voivodeship of Poland. Oklikema human voices and laughing, took away the travelers into the jungle, lured into the swamp, appearing in the guise of a deer, stuck in a swamp. Who was it that attacked with hooves and horns. Also, in order to have a hunter in the wilderness, could take the guise of a beautiful girl.

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Layun specifies the location of the treasure turns into an animal


In Slavic folklore, the spirit, turns into the dog barking and guarding the treasure.

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A creature from Hungarian mythology. It has two versions of origin. A chicken hatched from an egg that has been under a person's arm for 24 days, which helps with the housework and brings wealth.

A creature that descended on a shooting star, took the form of a man and sits on his chest in the middle of the night and drinks blood from his lover.

In general, this name is often associated with lights of unknown origin, whether it is a shooting star or a will-o'-the-wisp.

Lejak a separate part of the body drinking the blood turns into an animal


In Balinese mythology, a demon flying at night in the form of a head with the entrails hanging down.

They usually fly in search of pregnant women to suck blood from their babies (still in the womb or recently born). They appear in cemeteries, feed on corpses, can fly and turn into different animals (most often pigs). At the same time, during the day they look like ordinary women, but with an unusually long tongue and large fangs.

LEM anthropomorphic creature hurting people


Forest spirit-the woman in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. It was represented in the form of a hunched old woman in dirty clothes with a crutch in hand who lured children into his cabin in the forest and forcibly kept there.

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Lempo hurting people the manipulation of the actions of the victim the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim


Hiisi (Fin. Hiisi) — in Karelo-Finnish mythology — the spirit of the forest, represented as a ghost or giant. Huge stone boulders, stone heaps (the so-called Hiisi gardens) were dedicated to Him. Hiisi is also known as Hiis (Estonian), Lembo, LempoZloy spirit from Finnish folklore.

He is able to control a person and lead him to failures or force him to commit indecent acts.

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Lepel the dragon

Creature from the Belarusian folklore. According to legend, lived in Lepel lake. Like other water tsmoki living in Belarusian lakes may communicate with the person and possibly to pass on some knowledge. It looks like a very large seal with big eyes.

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Leprechaun anthropomorphic creature hurting people specifies the location of the treasure the little creature


A character in Irish folklore (from "leath brogan" (shoemaker)). A wizard who fulfills wishes, traditionally depicted as a short man dressed in green. A kind of fairy, goblin or dwarf. He is the keeper of ancient treasures buried in a pot. Very malicious and cunning. By nature, he is close to gins. It is believed that he is usually always a little drunk.

Letavets fireball out of the landed object sexual relations with the victim turns into a human


In Slavic mythology, a creature in the form of a shooting star or a bright fireball (sometimes sparkling), when landing, takes a human form and enters into sexual intercourse with its victims. It appears from the clouds, flies through the air, and, scattering sparks over the roof, penetrates into the house through the chimney.

Leucrota animal body parts


A creature from medieval literature. He is described as a cross between a hyena and a lioness with a huge mouth, capable of imitating human speech.

Leumans anthropomorphic creature


A mythical people of mouthless people who feed on the smell of fried fish and floral aroma from medieval bestiaries.

In different versions they may have different names (for example, in Slavic bestiaries it is known as Astonii or Astromove).

The ambassador of the Syrian king Nikator Megasphenes, who was at the court of the Indian king Chandragupta Maurya, told that at the sources of the Ganges there lived human beings devoid of a mouth; they fed on steam from cooking meat, as well as the aroma of fruits and flowers, and had a respiratory organ instead of a mouth. They could not stand bad smells and therefore survived with difficulty, especially when they found themselves in a military camp.

Leviathan superpowered creature water creature


Leviathan (other-Hebrew: לוְיָתָן, modern Hebrew: ל, livyatan - "twisted, twisted"; modern. meaning — "whale") — a sea monster in the form of a giant snake, mentioned in The Tanakh (Old Testament), including Psalms, the Book of Job, the Book of Isaiah, The Book of Amos, as well as the Book of Enoch.

In the legends of the Ancient East and in the Bible, a giant sea monster with great power. Often described as the embodiment of chaos, and a devourer of the souls of the damned after death.

Levitation flying creature


In the occult levitation is called a supernatural ability (paranormal activity) to overcome gravity. In this case, the subject or object floating in space (levitated) without touching the surface of a solid or liquid support.

Levitation is not considered a flight, performed by the repulsion from the air, like insects, birds or bats.

Levitation is also known as one of the focuses in illusionism.

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Licker water creature


In the folklore of Northern Belarus living in the well or in the garden creature with a long tongue, able to lick a naughty child to the blood.

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Lilith anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood sexual relations with the victim


An evil spirit, usually female, in Jewish demonology. She takes possession of men against their will in order to give birth to children from them. 

It was believed that she causes damage to babies, kidnaps (drinks the blood of newborns and sucks the brain out of bones) and replaces them. The spoilage of women in labor and infertility of women were also attributed to her.

Lincetti choking victim hairy creature the little creature


Little furry creatures from Italian folklore who sneak into bedrooms at night through keyholes and strangle sleeping people by sitting on their chests. Does not tolerate disorder and will begin to pick up the seeds if they are scattered.

Lizard Man anthropomorphic creature hurting people scales water creature

Lizard Man

The creature is a cryptid with a skin resembling the skin of reptiles, which was observed in North America. This creature, according to reports, had a height ranging from 0.5 to 2 meters or more. It was reported that it appeared out of the water and attacked cars.

In some cases, the observations of the chupacabra, the descriptions of the witnesses correlate with the descriptions of the lizard man.

Lobasta anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body hairy creature hanging Breasts high being hurting people water creature


Creatures from Slavic mythology (in particular, the territories of the present Astrakhan, Samara regions, in the regions of the Middle Volga).

The word itself is probably a corruption of "albasta", from the beliefs of the Turkic peoples. This is the most dangerous kind of mermaids, who appear in the form of half-dead decrepit old women. She is usually described as: an unnaturally large woman, with an ugly bloated, abstract figure and huge breasts hanging down to her knees. On her head she has a shock of dirty yellow hair, reaching to the ground, and not rarely and completely hiding the outlines of the creature.

She does not speak human language and only howls softly and wistfully. It lives near rivers, swamps and lakes, which makes it related to such characters as vodyanitsy and boggies. Due to the fact that it is a water character, it moves slowly on land.

She is the leader of mermaids and other aquatic creatures of Slavic folklore. Her task is the death of a person who has fallen into her clutches (more often a pregnant woman or a small child).

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In Gypsy folklore, forest spirit. It is usually described as hairy and toothy, with long pendulous ears.

You can meet this description:

"All their body entirely covered with dense coarse hair, huge ears hanging to his shoulders, and their hands were so long that, standing on their thin as poles, legs, localize, not bending over, reach hands to the ground. The faces of localiza extremely ugly. Huge mouth to the ears with protruding sharp teeth, fiercely sparkling eyes bulging, a large flat nose give localitem repulsive, savage appearance."

He possesses incredible strength, able to transform man into a beast, to bear him a monster, but it may help.

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Loima has anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim

Loima has

In the Belarusian mythology, forest or marsh Ghost female. She looked like the extraordinary beauty of the girl. She pestered the young men who find themselves alone in the woods, and inflame the passion in a man disappeared in the forest.

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Lonesome afraid of the light anthropomorphic creature hairy creature hurting people predicts the future turns into an animal


In Portuguese folklore, they are werewolves who are afraid of the light. Lonesome also have names Louison or Lobizon (from the Portuguese: lobisomem: lobizón, Juicho, Luisón or Luisô).

This creepy creature is at the crossroads of life and death. The description is reminiscent of the European legend of the werewolf. This is a very popular myth in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil, where there is a belief that the seventh male child, reaching adolescence, turns into a wolf-man. According to another legend (according to the mythology of the Guarani) this monster and his six brothers roam the earth.

They are able to transform into a wolf or other creature, but they do so not intentionally, but for the reason of cursing (in some versions of an innate gift or other enchantment). It does not attack people or livestock.

It is said that on Fridays and Tuesdays, when the night shadows begin to take over cities and regions in their grim movement, the Bison loses its human form and turns into a terrible-looking dog or wolf with sharp teeth. He tends to the cemetery to dig up a corpse and eat. 

At midnight, with shining eyes, he sets out in search of humans to turn them into other werewolves, which he achieves by scaring them and passing under the feet of men he meets during a nighttime walk. Sometimes a pack of dogs chases him and barks without getting close. It is accompanied by a nauseating smell.

His walk ends when a new day arrives, when he returns to his human form. He looks dirty, tired, with pain and disheveled hair.

These people can foresee the future, have the gift of healing.

Lorelei anthropomorphic creature sounds without visible sources unusual sounds


The German legend of the Lorelei belongs to the so-called "local legends". This is the name of one of the Maidens of the Rhine that beautiful singing lured sailors onto the rocks like the sirens in Greek mythology.

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Lou scales water creature


In the mythology of the Mongolian peoples, the dragon, the lord of the water element and the thunderer. Thunder is a roar (gnashing of teeth) Lu, and lightning occurs when he quickly twists and straightens his tail.

Louhi anthropomorphic creature hurting people turns into an animal


The witch, the ruler of Pohjela from Finnish mythology. Has the ability to change shape, and cast spells. 

The word "louhi" or "catch" can also refer to a state of magical trance.

Lozovik a small light at the earth's surface anthropomorphic creature changes form glowing eyes the little creature


In Belarusian folklore, there is a swamp spirit living in a vine. He looks like a very small old man, with a long beard and a single glowing eye. It is believed that the lights appearing in the swamp are the eye of the lozovik.

Luferlang animal body parts hooves


In American mythology, a four-legged animal the size of a horse, with a lush tail in the middle of its back. Be afraid of your reflection. It has a deadly bite, but bites only on July 12.

Luison anthropomorphic creature living dead the bare bones of the skeleton the harbinger of death turns into an animal


The demon and predvestnik of death in the folklore of native American peoples in South America. Initially, he lived in cemeteries and eating bodies of dead people. In later representations began to wander the streets and attack people.

Anthropomorphic creature with long black hair that covers most of the body, which looked and smelled like a decaying corpse. Can turn into a wolf under the light of the moon.

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Lulundran water creature


Lulundran (literally, "water butterflies"). In the folklore of the inhabitants of Madagascar, there are some fantastic monsters that live in rivers. 

Luzimer hurting people


In the mythology of the Komi peoples, he personified the eddy currents of air that cause the rotation of water in reservoirs, snowdrift in the field in winter, and during haymaking, spreading already harvested hay throughout the meadow.

It was believed that he was afraid of tobacco and it was enough to pronounce the name of the plant aloud so that he would stop playing pranks in the meadow.

Lyadashtsik hairy creature the unusual shape of the eyes wings


A creature from Belarusian mythology. He is represented as an ugly freak, all in red hair, with wings and one eye in his forehead. He makes people sick, half-crazy, deprives them of consciousness, turns them into different animals.


Maahis anthropomorphic creature hurting people makes you wander the distortion of time the little creature the transition to another world turns into an animal


In Finnish folklore, there are creatures that come from the underworld, but prefer to live in the forest. They are considered his masters.

They are described as humanoid creatures of small stature with some small external deformities, for example, a hump or a backward-turned foot. Maahis can confuse the traveler and lead him astray (to prevent this from happening, you need to turn your clothes inside out). You cannot spend the night in the forest or build a house without Maahisa's permission.

Finns bring treats for a safe overnight stay or bury a coin in the ground, buying land from a dwarf (if this is not done, he can steal cattle or a child, replacing it with his own).

They are short and ugly, but they can have beautiful daughters. These creatures are werewolves: they can take the form of various forest animals.

In their underground world, creatures walk upside down on the ceiling, i.e. the reverse surface of the earth. A person who somehow got into this kingdom should not taste their food, otherwise he will not return to earth or, upon returning, will find that a year spent in the underground kingdom is equal to several decades on earth.

Macoraba a separate part of the body large creature restless spirit the bare bones of the skeleton


In Japanese mythology it is giant mounds of skulls and severed heads that look on people. They begin as masses of individual skulls, which in the end they stick together and form a massive mound in the shape of a skull. Macoraba known only to those that do one thing: look at people. If you win the competition in the "peepers", the skull will disappear without a trace.

Its origin began in the history of the warlord Taira no Kiyomori (Taira no Kiyomori). He meets the creature in his garden.

Kimori out in your garden. He is shocked to see that he is full of skulls. Moreover, the skulls rotate, left, right and everywhere, falling over each other. There were too many to count. Kiyomori shouted for help, but nobody heard him.

It was then that countless skulls began to gather in the middle of the garden, slips, forming one giant mass. They created one huge skull, the size is about 45 meters!

Huge lot of skulls stared at Kiyomori of the countless sockets. Kiyomori sighed and regained his courage. Then he looked again at the skull.

It took a little time. Finally, the mass of the skulls fell apart, melting like a snowflake in the sun, and disappeared without leaving a trace.

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Maero anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being hurting people large creature


In the Maori tradition Maero, Maero (or Mohoao) are called iwi-atua or supernatural people from Aotearoa. They are sometimes called giants, they inhabit mountains and forests, especially in Te Wai Poonamu.

Maero is characterized as wild, vicious, and often violent, armed with a stone club. They are covered with dark fur on the body and have long bony fingers with sharp nails. They kill and eat people and animals.

The maeros are said to be angry at the Maori who came from Hawai'i, who displaced them and destroyed the tapu (sanctity) of their homes, forcing them to live in inhospitable alpine regions.

In traditional Maori stories, for example, in a story from the area Wanganui, a Tukoyo, a mortal man, once found Maero and attacked him, cutting off his arms, legs, and head. But she was still alive, and called for help. Tukoyo did not want to fight the entire Maero clan, so he abandoned it and returned later with reinforcements, but Maero gathered from the cut-off parts and returned to the forest.

Makeup hairy creature sounds without visible sources the harbinger of death


In the folklore of the peoples of Western Europe creature in the guise of a black dog (in Sweden - calf). Usually appear in cemeteries, but also often come to the home and its howling foretell the death in the likeness of wailing Banshees.

The most famous Grima is Grima Church.

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Malegria the manipulation of objects at a distance thermal effects on the body


Thoughtgraphy, also projection thermography, psychokinetic photography, psychic photography, nengraphy, nensha, nensha (yap. 念写), is the supposed ability to "burn" images on various surfaces with the power of thought, such as photographic film.

In the English lexicon, the term thoughtography has existed since 1913. The term imposed Tomochichi Fukurai.

Later term projected thermography (projection thermography) - A neologism derived from the 2002 American film The Bell, a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film of the same name.

Thoughtography appeared at the end of the XIX century under the influence of spiritualistic photography. But unlike the latter, it has no connection with spiritualism.

One of the first books to mention "psychic photography" was Arthur Brunel Chatwood's The New Photography (1896). In his book, Chatwood described experiments in which"images of objects on the retina of the human eye can so affect it that a photograph can be obtained by looking at a sensitive plate." The book was criticized in a review published in the journal "Nature".

The parapsychologist Hiward Carrington wrote in his book "Modern Psychological Phenomena" (1919) that after studying many psychic photographs are created fraudulently through substitution and manipulation of photographic plates, double printing, double exposure and chemical screens. But Carrington also said that he believes some of the photos are authentic.

Skeptics and professional photographers consider psychic photos to be fakes or the result of camera or film flaws, exposure, film processing errors, glare, flash reflection, or chemical reactions

Malimon water creature


In the mythology of the Belarusian Polesye huge fish living in the underground sea, which is holding the land, affecting floods and drought.

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Mamivata anthropomorphic creature fish tail induces pregnancy scales sexual relations with the victim turns into a human water creature


The tribes of the north of the Gulf of Guinea have a spirit of water in the form of a half-woman-half-fish or half-woman-half-snake. It can change its appearance, kidnap people, send pregnancy to women, as well as inhabit the bodies of young attractive girls and engage in sexual relations.

Mamura anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature


In Spanish folklore, horned dwarfs in red hats and red trousers. They help with homework. In different parts of Spain, these creatures are known by different names: diablillo in Galicia, maridillo and maneiro in Catalonia (Catalan maneiro, however, look like big black beetles), pauto in Asturias, menge in Cantabria, carmeno in Andalusia.

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Man-goat with the Face of Pope road

Monster of Fisherville (a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky), lives on the bridge (or under the bridge) on the overpass.

According to legend, he lures (using hypnosis or imitation of the human voice) to bridge the occasional traveller, who soon killed, shot to death by a train. Passing there the train takes you almost the entire width of the bridge and the man who was in the middle of the bridge, to the moment when he saw the train, nowhere to hide (he didn't have time to run to the edge of the bridge and jump down to my death as there is very high and the river narrow and shallow).

According to one urban legend, the mysterious creature is a random hybrid of a goat and the man who was thrown from a bridge to kill, but he survived and began to take revenge on people.

On the other is captured in the canadian woods monster, which in 1800-ies sold to a traveling circus, and badly with it were converted before it escaped and decided to take revenge.

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Mana La Peluda a separate part of the body hairy creature hurting people

Mana La Peluda

Creature from Mexican folklore, the name of which translates as "hairy hand." It revived a hairy man's hand, executed by the Inquisition, which was dismembered and buried in an abandoned Indian cemetery. She sneaks into house, grabs the children and takes away in an unknown direction.

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Manala the transition to another world


Oeka from Finnish mythology (from Fins Mana, the Estonians Toonela, Tooni).

According to popular beliefs, Manala separated the land of the dead from the land of the living. This river flowed in a deep gorge. Its waters were a rapid stream of swords and spears. A thread-bridge led through Manala, and on the other bank a monstrous guard with iron teeth and three dogs was waiting for the deceased. Immersion in the waters of Manala meant final death.

Mananangal a separate part of the body anthropomorphic creature bloodless victim drinking the blood flying creature hurting people wings


Mananangal (Manananggal translates from Tagalog roughly as "dividing") — a mythological creature in the Philippines that is identified with a wakwak.

The creature is similar to a Western vampire: it is vicious and eats people. The legend is common in the Visayas, especially in the provinces Kapis, Iloilo and Antique.

Mananangals are afraid of salt, avoid daggers, light, vinegar, spices and a whip from the tail of a stingray.

They are described as disgusting vampire-like creatures, usually female. It is believed that at night mananangals split in half, release webbed wings from their shoulders and fly away in search of victims, leaving the lower half standing on the ground. With the help of a proboscis-like tongue, they suck the blood of sleeping people.The lower part is defenseless at this time.

Most of all, the vampire likes to sneak into the bedrooms of pregnant women and use his trunk to get to the fetus, which eats the heart.

You can kill mananangal by pouring salt, crushed garlic or ashes on the separated lower half.

The appearance of these monsters is described differently in different regions. According to one legend, the power of mananangal is given by a black chicken in the throat, according to another, you can turn into mananangal by tasting the saliva of old mananangal with food. According to the third legend, the girl who later became mananangal confesses to her friend that she wants to taste the sputum of sick people.

Manipogo water creature


The monster lives in Lake Manitoba (Canada). The original name is "Manipogo".

It is described as a thin worm-like/snake-like creature seen in the waters of the lake or even "a long dirty brown body with humps that are visible above the water and a sheep's head." Moreover, the number of humps in the descriptions vary (most often three). The appearance of humps in the descriptions is associated with the peculiarities of the animal's movements (it is believed that it moves bending like a caterpillar).

The first European settlers have seen this creature since the 1800s. It is believed that Manipogo is related to those snakes that live in other lakes of British Columbia.​ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

Manitou helps water creature


Guardian spirits (phonetically analogous to "soul", "spirit" or "power") in the animistic views of the Indians of most Algonquian peoples, which are endowed with every plant, stone and even mechanism.

Manitou is perceived in order to be able to contact the forces of nature. They can be embodied in medicines and amulets. In the mythology of such sub—ethnic groups as Montagnais and Naskapi, Manitou are underwater creatures, the owners of the area, to whom offerings of tobacco are made during travel.

Mannegishi anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body excessive thinness hurting people long limbs the little creature the unusual shape of the eyes


Creatures from the mythology of the Cree (an ethnic community in North America). They are described as dwarf-like "little men" creatures with long, thin legs and arms.

They say that they have twelve fingers (six on each hand). They have round, domed, hairless heads with large eyes and no nose, apparently, quite large compared to their small bodies. They are responsible for the pictographs found on rocks in the area and their homes are among the rocks near rapids.

They say that they are great liars and obviously I like to joke with people (for example,to crawl out of the rocks and overturning canoes of people floating down the rapids, spinning them to death).

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Manticore animal body parts


Manticore, Manticore also (lat. mantichōra, epibouleus oxisor from ancient Greek. μαντιχώρας, μαρτιχόρας, μαρτιοχώρας (mantikhṓras, martikhóras, martiokhṓras) "man – eater", "tiger" from ancient Persian. *𐎶𐎼𐎫𐎹-𐎧𐎺𐎠𐎼 (*martya-χvāra, "Ogre") is a mythical creature, a monster with the body of a lion, a human head and the tail of a Scorpion; some of the descriptions has a red mane and three rows of teeth, and blue eyes.

An animal the size of a lion, with a human-like face and ears, with a scorpion-like tail, studded in addition with spikes that the manticore can shoot, thus hitting enemies, and a voice that combines the sounds of a flute and a trumpet. It is blood-red in color, very wild, and loves human meat. Lives in India.

Manya anthropomorphic creature fireball flying creature flying object it feeds on life energy sexual relations with the victim tanypodinae creature the harbinger of death


Manya, Man or A maniac in the mythology of central and southwestern Russia is a spirit that takes the form of a shooting star (or comes on it).

In different beliefs, these creatures are spoken about in completely different ways. Somewhere she foreshadows inevitable death, somewhere she appears in the yard where the girl lost her innocence, somewhere she was shown to women working in the field and in behavior she looked like a succubus or incubus (depending on gender), somewhere she looked like a shadow man, and somewhere like an old woman looking for her son.

Mapinguari animal body parts anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being long limbs superpowered creature


Also called mapinguari or mapinguari or juma (According to Felipe Ferreira Vander Velden, his name is an abbreviation of the words tupi-guarani "mbae", "pi" and "guari", which means "a thing with a bent [or] crooked leg [or] paw") is a monstrous creature living in the Amazon rainforest. In Brazilian mythology, Mapinguari was once an Amazonian shaman who discovered the key to immortality thousands of years ago.

He angered the gods and was severely punished, turning into a wandering beast for the rest of his life.

Now this name is used in relation to the guardian spirit of the forest from Brazilian folklore. Mapinguari images vary.

 It is sometimes described as a hairy humanoid cyclops, while others claim it looks like a giant ground sloth.

It is a large one-eyed ape-like creature with a mouth on its stomach. According to various descriptions, it has a thick red coat. He has disproportionately long fingers (or claws). There is a terrible smell coming from him, killing on the spot. He's afraid of water.

Mapname anthropomorphic creature missing head


Creatures from the mythology of South America, who have no head, and his face is on the torso. According to the records of the Walter Raleigh (1596), these creatures lived the whole tribe.

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Marbacka water creature


In Sicilian folklore, a water creature living in wells, which is near enough children and draws in water.

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Margyug anthropomorphic creature fish tail water creature


In Scandinavian mythology, a huge sea creature in the form of an ugly woman with a fish tail, which can only be seen before a storm. It is described that this monster has a huge and fearsome face, a sloping forehead and widely spaced eyebrows, a large mouth and wrinkled cheeks.

Marid water creature


A water elemental from Muslim mythology. A kind of genie or ifrit, characterized by special ferocity and cruelty.

Martinetas changes form flying creature wings


In the Slavic mythology is the bird that knows how to change the color of Perv, and the meat of this bird does not rot and has the property to deter moles.

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Marusino anthropomorphic creature the little creature


Creature from the folklore of Northern Portugal, living among the ruins of old castles and underground tunnels. They are short, thin, have a wrinkled face, bright eyes and claws instead of hands. Their main ability is to Wade through even the narrowest gap.

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Masan restless spirit


In Indian folklore, an evil spirit of a terrible kind inhabits the place of burning corpses. It becomes the spirit of a deceased child who was attracted to the sight of death, murder or torture during his lifetime. As a rule, they hunt at night, or during the day in the shade, preferring children or women.

Massarioli anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature unusual sounds


In Italian folklore, short supernatural beings with old faces helping around the house. Massarioli's laughter resembles a horse neighing.

They have a weakness for beautiful young girls, although they never incline to actions of an intimate nature.

Materialization an unknown substance


In the occult, parapsychology and spiritualism is a manifestation, in the presence of a medium outside a living matter of different degrees of consistency and level of organization, able to take forms of faces, limbs and human figures, both complete and inchoate.

It is considered that the figures and faces of people in séances materialists on the basis of the so-called "ectoplasm", the source of which is the body of psychic, though psychic and spiritualists the literature there are also reports apporte (the results of the teleportation) — unexplained occurrences in the observed closed spaces (sometimes in front of the audience) and inanimate objects (jewels, flowers, etc.), as well as animals, birds, insects.

Representatives of science in the vast majority deny reality and the very possibility of the phenomenon of materialization.

The skeptics, whose opinion was expressed, in particular, many members of the Society for psychical research (and later many professional magicians) believed that the only explanation opisyvaetsya phenomena could be a Scam from the mediums.

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Maupun water creature


In the beliefs of the eastern Polesie, a boy who died before baptism, who becomes the main one over the Mavka mermaids after death.

Maura anthropomorphic creature bloodless victim drinking the blood hurting people restless spirit


A kind of vampire in Romanian mythology. A female Moroi is called moroaica. It's the Ghost of a dead person left the grave. The Moroi are living vampires, whereas Strigoi — vampires risen from the dead. Someone can call and a simple Ghost.

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Mavka anthropomorphic creature it feeds on life energy makes you wander the bare bones of the skeleton the manipulation of the actions of the victim


Creatures from Ukrainian and Polish folklore living in the Carpathian forests, caves and mountain pastures. They look like ordinary girls, tall, round-faced, with long braids, but from the back she is not covered with skin and you can see all her insides.

Initially, this is a non-malicious creature. Over time, ideas about her changed, and stories began to occur where she already sucks the life force out of a person, and can also lead away with the help of some intoxicating charms.

Mayastre flying creature helps wings


A character of Romanian folklore, a fabulous bird. Wounded or captured, the magic bird takes its real form — turns into a fairy.

Mboi TUI animal body parts scales sounds without visible sources unusual sounds water creature

Mboi TUI

Creature from the mythology of the Guarani (South America), living in the water. It has the form of a huge serpent with the head of a parrot. It is covered with scales and mucus. He makes a scary noise like a scream.

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Melonheads anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body hurting people


Characters of urban legends of the United States (most often in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, and Connecticut). They are also called " Melonheads "(Melonheads) or"Melonheads".

They describe these creatures as people with huge, swollen heads. Melonheads are found in remote rural areas, mainly in Ohio, but sometimes they are seen in other states.

The creatures are often seen in the woods near Kirtland. They don't look like humans, but they have very large heads. 

According to legend, a certain Dr. Crowe conducted unusual experiments on local children because of which the bodies were deformed, the heads grew and the hair fell out. They live in the local forest and attack people, kidnap and eat babies.

The very first case of meeting with dynegolov dates back to 1964.

Melyuzina anthropomorphic creature fish tail scales water creature


In Celtic and medieval mythology, the spirit of fresh water. She was often depicted as a snake woman or a fish woman from the waist down, sometimes with two tails.

Menehune afraid of sunlight anthropomorphic creature out of the landed object pass the device or knowledge the little creature


The Menehuns (Manehune, Menehune) are a mysterious highly developed people who, according to Polynesian myths, descended from the sky on the "large 3-tiered island of Kuaihelani". ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​​‌​​‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​​‌‌​ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

In the mythology of the Polynesians, these are dwarfs - the masters of the forests. They live in caves and sometimes shoot people with their bows.

Legend has it that Menehune appears only at night to build masterpieces (they are excellent craftsmen and most of the great buildings of the island are considered to be from work). But if they fail to complete their work overnight, they will leave it unoccupied. No one except their children and the people associated with them can see Menehune.

It is considered that outwardly they are ugly creatures whose height ranges from 12 to 90 centimeters, which only vaguely resemble people. Menehun's gaze is focused and motionless. He usually terrifies others. At the same time, the creatures are friendly and often help people. Menehune appear at sunset: they do not like sunlight because they turn into stone under its influence.

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Menninkeinen anthropomorphic creature restless spirit the little creature


A dwarf is an inhabitant of forests from Finnish mythology. Initially, they were considered spirits of the dead, but folklore about them has changed over time. In modern folklore, the word is commonly used to refer to goblins, hobgoblins, and dwarves.

Mermaid anthropomorphic creature fish tail hurting people scales water creature


From ancient times to the present day there are stories about humanoid beings that live on water. Description and situation of the meetings differ in particulars, but General features can merge them into a single phenomenon of "mermaid".

It is believed that the roots of the legends of mermaids date back to the mighty Babylonian deities associated with the sun and the Moon. The Babylonians believed that the Sun and the Moon, ending its daily journey across the vault of the sky plunged into the sea. The God of the Sun Oannes was the body of a person, his crown was made from fish head, and the robe of fish scales. Oannes gradually supplanted the God EA, is already half fish-half human, and we can assume that the origin in Greek mythology myths about mermen, causing winds and storms associated with it. And the moon goddess Atargatis, half woman-half fish, was the forerunner of the mermaids.

In Greek mythology there were also sea creatures, polariy-polozheniy. They were called Serena. They represented the charming but deceptive sea surface, under which hides sharp rocks or shoals.

In addition, in Greek mythology described the sea deity, daughter of Nereus and the oceanid Doris, in appearance resembling the Slavic mermaids.

It is impossible to give an exact historical period when Slavic Nations came ideas about mermaids. It is believed that the word "mermaid" is derived from the name of the feast of the commemoration of the ancestors – the Mermaids (lat. rosalia), the first mention of which is contained in the Laurentian chronicle (under 1068). It was thought that in these days of a mermaid out of the water and they can get in contact.

Later, in the 16th century, in Russia there are characters that differ from the traditional humanoid Slavic mermaids. Spirits of water, who "from the head to the waist of a person, from waist to feet somany splash" and are descended from the Egyptians who drowned in the red sea in pursuit of the troops of the "Pharaoh's fierce" for Moses and the Jews during the Exodus. Their horses turned into palakona of Polaris. It's the damn dead people with a dull and husky magical voice, destined to stay in this form until the end of the world. They were called "Faraoni".

In Japanese mythology there is a description of the immortal beings such as fish Ning. In ancient times it was described as a creature with a human face, a monkey with a mouth full of small teeth, a fish tail and a shiny Golden scales. The training session had a quiet voice similar to the singing lark or the sound of the flute. His meat had a pleasant taste, and those who tasted it, reached extraordinary longevity. However, catching a Ningyo are believed to bring storms and bad, so fishermen who caught these creatures, let them back into the sea. The ning, beached, was an omen of war or disaster.

In Western Europe it was widely believed that Maritime maidens have no souls, and that they want to acquire it, but can't find the strength to leave the sea. There is a legend Dating from the V century, in which the mermaid, wishing to gain a soul, daily visited the monk on a small island near Scotland, and prayed with him. But the virgin of the sea was not able to leave the sea, and tears has gone into it.

Also in Scottish and Irish mythology there are creatures called Selkies, a human — like seals that have some similarities with the sea maidens.

In various sources from ancient times, there were reports about a meeting with sea virgins or similar creatures, prepodnosyaschy as true stories.

XII century
In the Icelandic annals Speculum Regale (XII century) there is mention of the beast "margin" that lives off the coast of Greenland. The description is typical of the virgin of the sea — to the waist looks like a woman with long hands and soft hair, from the waist down she has the tail of a fish, scales and fins.

In an English chronicle, there is mention of a "sea person" ugly appearance, caught in 1187 on the coast of Suffolk.

XV century
A well known story has lived for some time on land a sea maiden. It is reported that in the early fifteenth century in Holland, a storm destroyed the dam and the sea flooded the land. Local residents found stuck in the shallow waters of the sea the virgin and took her to his own. They taught her to wear clothes, eat human food, knitting, bow to the cross, but failed to teach to speak. The mermaid lived on land for fifteen years. When she died, she was buried according to Christian tradition. This story is retold in the book of Sigo de La Background "Wonders of nature, or a Collection of unusual and note worthy events and adventures in the world of bodies, alphabetic order located".

Christopher Columbus during his first voyage (1492-1493) wrote that he saw off the coast of Guiana three sea maidens.

XVII century
In the ship's log Henry Hudson, who he was, floating near the shores of the New world, there is a record of what his two sailors, Thomas hills and Robert Rayner, 15 Jun 1608 saw a Sea maiden. They told the captain that from the navel up her chest and back were as a woman, she had very white skin and long black hair, and her tail was like a Dolphin tail. There is a record in the logbook of Henry Hudson:

Today one of the members of the expedition noticed aboard the mermaid, and called his comrades to look at her. All the while the mermaid swam close to the ship, it is strictly looked at the people. Then we swam into the open sea and somersault several times. When the mermaid dived, the men examined her tail. It resembled the tail of a Dolphin, but was speckled like a mackerel.

The captain of the English Navy Richard Wilburn wrote in his memoirs that in 1610 he first met a strange creature in the Harbor of St. John in Newfoundland. The creature had a proportional and beautiful female face, on his head were many blue stripes, like hair. The upper part of the creature was human, the lower Whitburn not seen. The creature has behaved quite friendly. When it tried to climb into the boat by the sailors, he was hit on the head with an oar, since it was watching people from afar.

There is a legend about Francisco dela VEGA Casar, who lived allegedly in Lierganes (Cantabria) and from childhood showed the ability to swim better than others. In 1674 he during bathing were carried away in the strong currents and went missing. In February 1679 near the Bay of Cadiz fishermen caught the humanoid observed for several days in water. The creature looked like a tall man with pale skin and red hair. It had scales down its back and along the belly. Between the toes was brown membrane. It was noted that he roared and growled; twelve men were required to hold it. Three weeks being spent in the monastery of the Franciscans, where it produced the rite of exorcism. In January 1680 he was taken to the Asturias, where the mother of the missing Francisco and his brothers recognized the merits of his son and brother. When he lived in the village, we ate raw meat or fish, almost never spoke. In 1682, fled back to the sea.

In 1682, near the town of Sestri (Italy), was caught by a "marine man". "He lived only a few days, crying and emitting plaintive cries, and all this time there was nothing to eat or drink".

XVIII century
In some edition of 1717 was a depiction of the creature that resembles the sea maiden, of whom it is written that it was caught on the coast of Borneo, in the administrative district Amboyna. In length the creature was 1.5 meters, "a body like eel." Lived on the land a little more than four days in a barrel of water from food refused. Periodically produced squeaking sounds.

In 1737 in the journal the Gentleman's Magazine was written that near the English city of Exter fishermen pulling ashore the network, found that it confused an unknown creature with a length of 1.2 m with a tail "like a salmon" and beat him with sticks. "This creature, dying, moaning like a man. Eyes, nose and mouth it was too like a man. The nose, however, was slightly flattened". The body was exhibited at Exeter.
Journal Scot''s magazine for 1739 reported that the crew of Halifax was caught on the coast of the island of Mauritius a few humanoid sea maidens, fried and ate them. They their meat compared with beef.

XIX century
8 September 1809, in the newspaper the Times was printed the message a school teacher that twelve years ago, on the way from the city of Sorso County (Caithness) in the direction in Sensig head (North Scotland) he saw in the sea a mermaid. Reminiscent of a naked woman, she sat on the hard, jutting out of the sea cliff brushed by her light brown hair, and then dived into the sea and was seen no more. An eyewitness described her indistinguishable from a human being and expressed the hope that his message will help science.

In 1819, in Ireland, in the surf, near the shore, I noticed a sea maiden. On the shore began to gather many people, until one of them shot at the creature "with piercing cry and went under water".

In 1830, on the island of Benbecula in the Hebrides (UK) locals collecting seaweed, noticed in the water near the shore, the creature, "representing a kind woman, only in miniature." After unsuccessful attempts to catch him, someone launched a stone at him. Few days to the shore at a distance of 3 km from the scene nailed the corpse of an unknown creature. A local resident so he was described: "the Upper part of this creature was as well well-fed child of three or four years, but with abnormally developed Breasts. Hair - long, dark and shiny, skin white and soft. The lower part of the body was a tail, like a salmon, but without scales". Many people witnessed the presence of this corpse, the local Sheriff Duncan Shaw was ordered to sew for him a shroud and make the coffin. This story is described in the Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael (1900).

31 Oct 1881 in American Newspapers wrote that on the shore was found an unknown creature. A reporter for Boston Newspapers, he observed the corpse, described it as "Above the waist it is a complete likeness of a woman. Below the waist the body of this being is totally the same as mullet," but in the hands of the creatures were not nails, and claws like an eagle.

In 1890 the mermaids noticed the three near the Orkney Islands near Scotland. In one of the bays of a mermaid seen by hundreds of witnesses. In the words of one of them passed a newspaper reporter, " was six or seven feet tall, black, white body, two arms, and when she is in the water, you might think that this floating man. Several times she was located, obviously, on a submerged rock, and then it was possible to see the movement of her hands and as she waved her hand".

Mermaids are found not only in ancient myths and Chronicles, but also in the contemporary true stories and eyewitness accounts.

Several times noticed the mermaids in 1913 in Lyman Portland, near the island of hoy, Orkney Islands, too.

Another mermaid had been observed in 1926 in the United States, in a Creek that emptied into the Mississippi. In any case, sir, under the Windows who proceeded the brook, complained to the newspaper on anxiety, which was causing this person not only him but also the drivers driving along the coast highway.

In 1978, 15 July, the Australian newspaper "Melbourne sun" printed a note on the fisherman, the Filipino, who, when he pulled the chain, suddenly became to help mermaid, emerging from the water.

Now stories about the meeting with the mysterious mermaids had become more infrequent, but still exist to this day.

The phenomenon has two different manifestations: a humanoid creature and a humanoid creature with a fish tail. As mentioned above, each of these species originates from the mythology of certain peoples. For example, in Slavic and Greek folklore, they had the appearance of humanoid creatures, mostly female, living in the pond. Often this was considered the spirit taking a form. The peoples of Europe, Japan, and in the Greek and Slavic folklore there was a description of people with a fish tail that lives in the pond.

The behavior of both types of creatures completely diverse from complete indifference to man to the action, which could lead to a threat to life and health. However, if you do a certain ritual, or simply to help such a creature, it can repay in the response after completing the request.

Beings of both kinds are ordinary "human" life. For example, in one of the true stories indicated that mermaid on the shore of the washed cloth, and seeing that she was being watched, dived into the water and disappeared.

Often witnesses determine that they face an unknown creature, only by circumstantial evidence, often seeing glimpses of him. For example:

I was fishing on the boat. The corner of my eye see in the water the shadow of the big one. Thought the fish and looked hair flashed. Decided – girl dives. Was waiting for that to pop up next to someone, but never came. Still don't know what it was.
Constantine, Voronezh oblast

It is evident that the ground on which the creature was alleged to be unknown – "women's hair, but did not come up to breathe," which is an unnatural behavior. Sometimes being able to see, and then, in addition to unnatural behaviour, there is a strange appearance, such as excessive paleness or other abnormal color of the body.

She sits, white as a sheet, I have her hand grabbed and she was cold. I hand straightened, and she jumped and disappeared.

Suwestvuet a number of hypothesesthat attempt to explain this phenomenon. They vary by type of evidence.

Hoaxes and fakes
These include mainly pictures of the mummy, the living entities and similar tangible evidence.

Hallucinations and errors of perception
These include testimony without material evidence. This category can be attributed to ordinary beings living on our planet, who were mistakenly taken for unknown. For example, it is widely believed that the stories about the sea maidens is inspired by the observation of animals such as sirens (dugongs, sea cows, and manatees), dolphins and pinnipeds, allegedly from a distance indistinguishable from humans. In particular, it is believed that sea cow eating kelp, may be similar to the grey of the man-foxy fish with green hair.

There are also a number of mystical hypotheses that attempt to explain this phenomenon:

  • Alien beings who settled in the pond.
  • A parallel race of people that went with us in the evolution, having adapted to life in water.
  • The spirits that protect the water and living in it – embodied the souls of the dead with their boots on.
  • Werewolves that turn into creatures.

Also there is a hypothesis, not related to any of the above categories and apply to all types of evidence. According to her, there are some living organisms (animals), similar to the mythical mermaids that live near us, but scientists have not yet discovered them, and not described for any reason (for example, due to the small number of individuals).

The theme of water residents – one of the few in which you can find not only the eyewitnesses, but also a variety of material evidence suitable for research. Despite this, scientists still have not discovered evidence of the existence of living creatures that could be compared with the mythological mermaids. Severely hampered calm perception of eyewitness accounts of a large number of fakes and hoaxes, but this is all about the "unexplained" and "mermaids" in this sense is not original.

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Michibichi animal body parts scales water creature


In the myths of the Algonquian tribes of North America, the water deity, the lord of all fish. It depicts a cat-like water creature with a human-like head, whose body is covered with scales. He has a copper tail. It is the keeper of copper deposits.

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Midday anthropomorphic creature burn marks generating a fire creature


In Slavic mythology, the spirit of a hot noon overtakes those who, contrary to popular custom, work in the field at noon. They were presented as a girl in a white dress, with long hair, or as a shaggy old woman. It is considered the embodiment of sunstroke. It is capable of burning crops.

Midsummer Dzyadok anthropomorphic creature fire with no apparent source specifies the location of the treasure

Midsummer Dzyadok

In Belarusian folklore, forest spirit, to collect "paparats-Kvetka" (fern flower) in a Midsummer night. It is possible to learn from a distance at the glowing basket filled with glowing flowers. If to appease him, we can share the flower.

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Mielikki anthropomorphic creature helps


The patron goddess of the forests. This spirit helps the animals escape the traps and Chicks that fell from nests. Also knows soitsu herbs and can report them to people if they ask her. The name comes from the Finnish word mielu - good luck.

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Mikosi-nyudo anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being


In Japanese mythology, a terrible spirit in the guise of a wandering monk with a long neck, attacking travelers. It is able to instantly grow to a huge height, then it has sharp claws and fur, like an animal.

Miyalobo anthropomorphic creature fish tail superpowered creature water creature


A water spirit from Chilean mythology. It is considered the ruler over the waters of all seas, rivers and lakes. A super-strong creature that generates storms, tides and ebbs with a wave of his hands. Externally, he combines the features of a human and a sea lion, while he has golden skin and hair.

Mokruha fluid with no apparent source


In Russian folklore, the home of the spirit, leave on the floor, wet footprints.

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Mona scales the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim


Creature from the mythology of Guarani. A huge serpent with two straight, colorful horns on his head that serve as antennas. His possession is open space (fields). Has the ability of telepathy and hypnosis. Loves to steal and hide food.

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Monachiello anthropomorphic creature helps hurting people sounds without visible sources the harbinger of death the little creature


In South Italian folklore, a small anthropomorphic creature in monastic attire, whose appearance can promise both misfortune and bring good luck and wealth.

It can also behave like a poltergeist: throw things around, spoil them, or on the contrary, help with the housework.

Monk Bunian anthropomorphic creature flying creature helps to find the lost thing induces pregnancy sexual relations with the victim sounds without visible sources specifies the location of the treasure the transition to another world

Monk Bunian

On the Malaysian island of Borneo (the nearby peninsula of Malacca), there are legends about a people called: Hidden People, People of Light, Whistling people or Orang Bunian, which translates as "People making sounds." It is believed that this people does not belong to our world.

Most often they give themselves away by frightening whistles, shouts or singing in the jungle. They are described as ghostly pale and thin creatures similar to humans. At the same time, they are very beautiful, their lips do not have a groove, and their ears are pointed. They dress in traditional local clothes. They are endowed with supernatural abilities, such as teleportation, flight, mind reading. They can also become invisible to everyone. They live between our dimensions.

They can be very hostile if someone invades their territory. They can kidnap people, but they often help people find lost relatives or children, and they can also fall in love with people themselves and even have sexual relations with them. From this connection, children may even be born who will have the gift of invisibility. Sometimes these creatures can help in the search for treasures.

Monk Icahn anthropomorphic creature water creature

Monk Icahn

The water people (mermaids) from the folklore of Indonesia. Their hands and faces are similar to human ones, and their mouth is very wide and looks like a carp's mouth. In length, these creatures reach one and a half meters. Their skin is pink, and there are spikes on their heads. The fingers and toes of the creatures have webbing, and the rest of the body is covered with growths similar to algae. Unlike classic mermaids, they have ordinary human legs, not fish tails. Their swimming style is similar to breaststroke.

Monster of tuttle bottoms hairy creature high being large creature

Monster of tuttle bottoms

Tuttle bottoms (Tuttle Bottoms) is a swamp in the woods to the North of the city of harrisburg (Illinois). Since 1960-ies of local residents regularly saw a strange creature, nominee giant anteater (height over 2 meters, if it stands on two legs). His body looked massive and covered with long thick hair. When this creature is absolutely not aggressive toward man.

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Monster of white river large creature water creature

Monster of white river

Creature from urban legends USA. Lives in the river white river (near Newport in Arkansas). It looks like a grey fish "with a width of the car length with three cars". First saw her in 1915.

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Moonjee anthropomorphic creature hairy creature


In Japanese folklore creature in the guise of a hairy, brutish old man, which is a very old bat.

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Moons animal body parts large creature scales


Far Eastern (particularly Chinese) dragon. The Chinese dragon has horns, claws and scales, and on the ridge — a series of sharp teeth. He is usually depicted with a pearl (a symbol of the sun), which he either swallows or spits out (in this pearl of his power). Without it, it is harmless.

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Morag scales sounds without visible sources unusual sounds water creature


In Scottish folklore, the serpent that lives in Loch Morar. Emits eerie moaning.

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Moss anthropomorphic creature glowing eyes hairy creature high being hurting people large creature unusual eye color unusual sounds


A creature called Moss or Moss Man exists in local legends of Florida. It lives in swamps. Most often it can be detected by inhuman screams coming from an unknown source.

It runs through the swamp waters, destroying everything in its path. At him bright eyes that shine with an amber or reddish hue. It is bipedal and looks a bit like a monkey.

The moss man is tall, looks like a snowman, but leaves and grasses grow in his fur, which gives him a greenish tint. It usually attacks rabbits in pens and livestock of local residents, but it can also attack humans.

According to various legends, this is an independent creature, and the guardian spirit of the swamp, and the corpse of a murdered girl, turned by a shaman into a creepy creature for revenge on the Spaniards, who cut off her head and tied her to a tree.

Mossiness anthropomorphic creature the little creature turns into an animal


In Slavic mythology, the spirit of mossy swamps, the smallest of the forest spirits. These are small, quarter-arshins (17.7 cm), old men who may appear in the form of a pig or a ram.

According to mythology, the moss is able to make people wander in the forest.

Mouros anthropomorphic creature large creature


In Galician, Portuguese and Asturian mythology, a race of supernatural beings who inhabited the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula since the beginning of time, but pushed to the ground with the arrival of people. Commonly described as a skillful blacksmiths of gigantic proportions. They have a lot of treasures.

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Muddy, CRS hairy creature high being restless spirit the unusual shape of the eyes

Muddy, CRS

Creature from the folklore of the Isle of man. It's a black dog that lives exclusively in the castle Drank. It is described as "large, about the size of a calf, with eyes like pewter plates".

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Muliartech anthropomorphic creature scales sexual relations with the victim turns into a human water creature


In Scottish folklore, a sea serpent is a werewolf, sometimes coming ashore in the guise of a decrepit one-eyed old woman. Capable of turning into a beautiful girl and seducing men.

Mullo anthropomorphic creature bloodless victim drinking the blood flying creature hurting people living dead restless spirit sexual relations with the victim superpowered creature


In Gypsy folklore, "mullo" (mull). it means "dead, dead", but the same word is also called "living dead".

An undisturbed dead person can result from murder, as well as from non-observance of funeral rites. In the first case, mullo must track down his killer and take revenge, and only after that he can calm down.

In the second case, the ghost appears near his body and asks random passers-by to bury him and/or tell his family about his death.

He may have supernatural abilities: flight, superpowers, etc.

The revived dead (ghoul), can also be a vampire. He drinks blood, attacks people and cattle, and is also known for his insatiable sexual appetite towards his spouses or lifetime objects of passion.

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In the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic, the common name of the evil spirit, the evil forces. It's the devil, devil, devil, all undead, ghosts and strange phenomena and occurrences.

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Nacker water creature wings


A dragon who lived in the county of Sussex in England. His home was a bottomless, as they say, hole, which was called "Knucker's Hole" (Knucker's Hole). A stream of water erupts from there, but no one has seen the water flow in there.

This is an aquatic creature with small wings, but not flying.

Naga animal body parts anthropomorphic creature changes form scales


In Indian mythology, a half-man is a half—snake (Sanskrit: nag - "snake"), capable of magic and werewolf.

They live in caves and reservoirs, on the ground, in water or underground.

In Cambodian art, nagas are depicted with nine heads.

Namahage anthropomorphic creature


In Japanese mythology, scary creatures living in the mountains along the northern coast of the Sea of Japan, with bright red or blue skin, disheveled hair and wild eyes. They have wide mouths full of sharp teeth, and often horns on their foreheads. They are dressed in straw wraps and raincoats, and they hold large knives in their hands. At the same time, they attack only those who have been lazy or angry for a year.

Namnoy anthropomorphic creature choking victim predicts the future tanypodinae creature translucent


The night spirit from Slavic mythology, which comes to a person during sleep and presses bruises to changes in their fate (if these bruises hurt — for the worse, if they are insensitive — everything will go well). It can appear in the form of a ghost or shadow.

Nandi bear anthropomorphic creature hairy creature

Nandi bear

A creature from folklore Kenya and Uganda. Eyewitnesses describe it as a large predatory animal, larger than a brown bear, covered with red-brown or black fur, leading a nocturnal lifestyle, moving with a shuffling gait comparable to a bear, and killing people and animals. Sometimes he walks on his hind legs, which makes him more anthropomorphic.

Nannihi anthropomorphic creature helps helps you find your way sounds without visible sources the distortion of time the little creature the transition to another world treats turns into a human


In the myths and legends of the Cherokee Indian people there are stories about a race of little people who were called "Nunnihi" (Nunne'hi), which has two versions of the translation "People who live everywhere" and "People who live forever" ("Immortal people") or "Yunwi Tsunsdi", which simply meant "Little people". They lived in the territory of the modern states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Outwardly they looked like Indians, only they were very small (about 50 cm).

At the same time, they possessed supernatural powers: they could instantly disappear, teleport from place to place and lived for a very long time (maybe even indefinitely).They loved songs and dances (you can hear the drumbeat from the uninhabited forest), protected the forests. They helped people: in the war, treating wounds, pointing the road, etc. The nannies lived mainly in underground, long and winding burrows.

They could take people to their place to go out, but then they let them go if people wanted it. Sometimes they could turn into people of ordinary height and liked to come to Indian settlements in this form.

Nasnas anthropomorphic creature


Strange humanoid creatures of Arabic mythology, who have only one eye, one cheek, one arm, one leg, half of the trunk, half of the heart.

Newlyweds anthropomorphic creature high being hurting people


The Carpathian variety of forest creatures. They live in caves, and at night they run among the mountains, across fields and forests to tickle a random traveler to death.

They are tall, pale, with long hair, completely naked, except for a belt of grass. According to some reports, in addition to long hair, they have wings, and also clothes in the form of long magical dresses or bedspreads, under which they hide legs with hooves.

NGOs geometrically regular or complex patterns technical device the glow on the water unusual sounds water body


NGO term (unidentified floating object, or unidentified underwater object) it is formed by analogy with the term UFO (unidentified flying object). In this regard, we will consider in this article objects that, according to ideas, have a technical nature and do not belong to the category of unknown living organisms.

In the descriptions there are various kinds of objects flying out of the water or sinking into it, as well as a strange glow. This subspecies comes from hypotheses that determine the source of UFOs under water.

In the second half of the 1940s, reports began to arrive from Scandinavia, Sweden and other Northern European countries about so-called "ghost rockets" (cigar-shaped UFOs leaving fiery traces) that went under water.

For example, it was reported that on July 19, 1946, a ghost rocket disappeared in Lake Kolmjarv (northern Sweden). The authorities examined the lake for several days, but found nothing there.

In A. Sanderson's book "Invisible Residents" there are more than 30 cases when ship captains, sailors working for them, coast guard officers, fishermen and local residents reported the decline of unidentified flying objects and their immersion in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. There could be several such UFOs at once. Sometimes, before entering the water, UFOs performed maneuvers over ships.

In March 1966, eyewitnesses on the shore of St. George Bay (Argentina) saw a cigar-shaped object 20 meters long at an altitude of 12 meters from the water, glittering like metal. The object hung motionless for several minutes, and then flew towards the ocean, going under the water.

In July 1969, the captain and the watchmen of the ship "Sparrow" observed in the Atlantic Ocean, as an unidentified object in the shape of an ellipse with a diameter of 25 meters slowly flew over the ship at an altitude of 200 meters, with the appearance of which radio communication disappeared. Accelerating, the object descended and entered the water at a distance of 5 miles from the ship, after which a glowing circle was observed in the water for several minutes in the place where the UFO sank.

In 1972, on the Mediterranean coast near Savona (Italy), many people observed a disc-shaped object with a diameter of about 100 meters, flying in a circle. It was noted that periodically rays of light emanated from it in the direction of the sea. After some time, lights appeared under the water at a distance of 200 meters from the shore, and the object disappeared into the water.

There is evidence of the appearance of UFOs from under the water. It was reported that, flying out of the water, UFOs performed maneuvers with ships before retiring. Cases are described when, rising, unidentified flying objects passed through a 3-x-meter layer of ice. At the same time, there were no large fragments left from the ice, some of them then fell from a UFO located at an altitude of tens of meters.

In the "Diary of Andrew Blokham" (1824) it appears that on August 12, 1824, the watchmen of Blokham's ship sailing in the Atlantic Ocean noticed that a round, highly luminous object flew out of the water at an angle of 7° and disappeared into the clouds. After a while, another similar item flew out in the same way.

During Operation High Jump in 1946, US Admiral Byrd's squadron came under attack by UFOs flying out of the water.

In August 1965, the crew of the Soviet steamer "Rainbow", located in the Red Sea, observed how a fireball with a diameter of 60 meters flew out of the water 2 miles from the ship and stopped at a height of 100-150 meters from the water surface. A column of water rose behind the ball, which then collapsed into the sea. A few minutes later, the object flew towards the center of the Red Sea.

In August 1970, a group of 4 people under the leadership of oceanologist Agarkov, conducting hydrological exploration on Kronotsky Lake (Kamchatka), was moving around the lake in a motor boat when a "dome" of rising water formed a kilometer away from them. An oval gray object with a diameter of 40-50 meters flew out of it, which slowly rose to a height of 200-250 meters at an angle of 70-80 ° to the horizon and, stopping for a while, flew at high speed towards the ocean. While the object was hanging in the air, the boat's engine was not working.

On August 3, 1977, 27 miles off the northeastern coast of Cuba, the crew of the Hermes tuna at dusk observed light stripes appearing first in front, and then to the right, left and rear of the vessel under water. Captain Valentino Peira: "What was happening was so terrible, we felt so helpless far from the shore and in the face of obvious danger that we were completely confused. Young guys were crying and praying. Suddenly, a glowing teardrop-shaped object flew out of the water with the sound of a champagne bottle being opened in two cables and approached the ship with lightning speed, hovering at an altitude of 50-100 meters. After making a circle, he dropped to 20 meters and flooded us with a soft green light. Then he also took off with lightning speed and, flying off by 2-3 cables, abruptly went under water… I radioed to the base and ordered them to take a course home."

"Quaker" (or "croaker", or bio-duck) – the alleged source of unknown underwater sound vibrations of the low-frequency range, sometimes recorded by echolocation installations of marine vessels. Different sounds are recorded, but a large number of some recorded signals do not seem to be the croaking of a frog. 

The first reported cases date back to the 1970s. The peak of messages falls on 1975-1980. Since 1990, there has not been a single officially registered case, which is most likely caused by a decrease in the intensity of conducting naval reconnaissance and keeping submarines on duty.

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Since this phenomenon was first noted by the naval forces of the USSR during the confrontation in the Cold War, it was assumed that the enemy deployed a system of global direction finding of naval vessels. As a result, the USSR Navy organized the Quaker program, which dealt with this problem until the eighties of the XX century, after which the program was closed, and all materials were sent to the naval archives under the heading "Secret". However, this version has not been confirmed due to the fact that the deployment of such a system would be extremely expensive and inefficient.

The source of sounds is an animal According to one of the main assumptions regarding the causes of the phenomenon, the source of these sounds are marine animals of poorly studied or possibly unknown species.

Some researchers suggest that Quakers may be some species of cetaceans, which are known to make excellent use of hydroacoustics. The Quakers "recorded" killer whales and even basilosaurs that have now become extinct. According to other opinions, a giant squid from the family Architeuthidae may be a Quaker, which would explain a number of behavioral features and detection difficulties, since, according to a number of assumptions, giant squids can hunt large marine mammals (for which submarines are probably mistaken), and their boneless physique makes it difficult to detect them with standard surveillance devices.

In 2014, research by Denise Risch and a group of scientists confirmed this hypothesis. The sources of the mysterious sounds turned out to be whales called "southern minke whales" (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Scientists attached sensors with hydrophones operating in a wide frequency range to the bodies of several whales and recorded the sounds made. Then experts analyzed the recordings and concluded that they were identical to the strange "croaks" previously recorded by marine biologists and submarine crews.

Attempts to contact another civilization This hypothesis includes the assumption of the existence of an underwater civilization or an underwater base of an alien civilization trying to establish contact.

It is believed that none of the above hypotheses has found enough evidence to unambiguously explain all the cases.

The appearance of "quakers" is associated with a change in the structure of water Depending on temperature (and it can change due to solar radiation, weather conditions, currents), water acquires various properties.

In particular, its volume changes, which generates the same croaking sounds and glow. On a small scale, this process is invisible, but in the giant water space of the ocean, it manifests itself clearly. Some analogy to the sound of "Quakers" is the sound that a balloon blowing through a wide hole makes - at this moment there is also a change in volume.

A passing vessel disturbs the water and stimulates its transition from one state to another. The glow of water can be explained from the point of view of physics, but if you do not go into details, it is noticeable when there is a concentration of energy of a large number of excited molecules. The process can start at one point and gradually spread, so rotating luminous spiral wheels, circles, etc. are formed.

New swimming facilities There is a hypothesis according to which NGOs represent new top-secret swimming facilities undergoing testing.

The ideas about the existence of underwater civilizations have been known since ancient times and have also been developed by science fiction writers.

Professor Ivan T. Sanderson developed the hypothesis of an underwater civilization attempting to contact humanity.

Interference of waves in the water column The researcher of the phenomenon Kurt Kalle found that the territories in which underwater glow was most often observed coincide with seismic zones in the World Ocean.

The Kalle hypothesis is that in weak earthquakes, any one point on the bottom of the sea or ocean generates a conical wave with a vertex at this point. When the wave reaches the surface of the water, part of the wave is reflected back, then reflected from the bottom, etc. Being coherent with the original wave, they form an interference pattern.

Kalle cannot explain how a wave can provoke a glow and what relationship there may be between its intensity and the characteristics of the wave, but believes that this process creates the effect of running bands of light.

Based on their described cases, their subspecies vary greatly and, apparently, have different origins.

Of all the hypotheses, the most plausible one can be identified, which is easy to check – the glow of biological organisms forming circles on the water. To check it, it is necessary to organize a research expedition to one of the areas of their frequent occurrence.

Regarding the "Quakers" and certain objects flying out or flying into the water – accurate conclusions can be drawn based on the results of investigations of each fact separately.

Ngoya anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood


Forest creature from the folklore of Kenya, having the form of a man with an iron claw in the palm of one hand, which he thrusts it in person, in order to drink his blood.

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Nidagrisur restless spirit the harbinger of death


In the folklore of the Faroe Islands Nidagrisur is considered to be the spirit of an unbaptized child or often a child killed by the mother.

The size does not exceed a newborn baby, rounded shape, dark brown color and moves on all fours. It is a harbinger of death if it runs between the legs.

Night Crawlers long limbs missing head the little creature

Night Crawlers

Night crawlers (also called Fresno aliens, "skin crawler", Fresno Nightcrawler or simply "nightcrawler") are usually referred to as cryptids (an animal or plant whose existence is possible, but not proven by academic science). Other examples of cryptids are yetti and the moth man.

It is believed that for the first time these strange creatures were filmed in Fresno County, California (hence the name) in March 2011, and then a year later in Yosemite National Park. However, on the web you can find videos of these creatures dating back to the nineties. Since then, they have often been caught in the lens of surveillance cameras. At the moment, there is no known case when they would have been removed by someone personally.

Night crawlers look like they are short (about 1.2 meters tall) whitish creatures with tiny (or missing) heads, small torsos, and disproportionately long legs. According to the records, they are completely devoid of hands. They are usually spotted near swamps.

Opinions about the origin of these creatures differ.  Most often, researchers believe that this is an unexplored species of living beings, but there are also those who consider them aliens who have settled on our planet.

Of the rational hypotheses trying to explain the recordings with these creatures, it is worth highlighting deliberate falsification, since many researchers and observers note that some of the recorded creatures look like jumping people with their heads and hands in their pants, and some look like people on stilts.

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Night mverzi

Fictional characters from the books of H. Lovecraft (1890-1937).

He writes about them like this:

"When I was six or seven years old, I was constantly tormented by strange and recurring nightmares in which creatures of a monstrous race (called by me "night monsters" — I don't know where I got this name from) grabbed me by the stomach and carried me through the endless distance of the black sky over the towers of dead and terrible cities. Finally they brought me into the gray void, from where I could see the needle-like peaks of giant mountains miles below. And then they would leave me—and when, like Icarus, I started to fall, I would wake up in such horror that I was afraid of the very thought of falling asleep again.

The "night Mverzi" were black, thin and like rubber creatures with horns, spiked tails, wings like bats, and no faces at all. Undoubtedly, I extracted this image from the confused memories of Dora's drawings (mostly illustrations for "Paradise Lost", [i.e. Paradise Lost is an epic poem John Milton, first published in 1667]), whom he admired in reality. They were voiceless, and their only real torture was the habit of tickling my stomach before grabbing me and carrying me away. From somewhere I vaguely knew that they lived in black holes dotted with the peak of some incredibly high mountain.

They were packs of about twenty-five or fifty creatures, and sometimes they were thrown by me among themselves. From night to night I dreamed the same nightmare with only minor differences — but before waking up I never had time to fly to those terrible mountain peaks."

Ninki-nanka generating a fire creature turns into a human turns into an animal


In the folklore of the peoples of West Africa, huge dangerous snakes with skin made of gold, living in forests and swamps and feeding on lost children. The breath of this creature burns trees and grasses. They are werewolves and can appear in the guise of a ram or a girl.

Nircam anthropomorphic creature hurting people sexual relations with the victim turns into a human


According to legend, the Komi peoples Nirton this noseless spirit, sending childhood diseases. Nose he cut off with a sickle, a woman, when he, taking the form of a beautiful guy crept to her Breasts, but something caught his inhuman nature. Since then avenges women that brews a potion and with it sends to the children diseases: boils, rubella etc.

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Nisse anthropomorphic creature helps the little creature


House spirits in the folklore of the Scandinavian peoples. He looks like a little man helping around the house.

Niwasi anthropomorphic creature hairy creature hooves hurting people unusual eye color water creature


According to Gypsy legends, in deep rivers are Nepali – Gypsy analog of the evil water, wlasciwego people under water. This creature with fire-red hair and a long beard, with green eyes has a reason a horse's hoof.

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Nobi a small light at the earth's surface fireball


A legend from the area of Nagaoka (province of Tosa, now Kochi Prefecture). Fire size with umbrella flared, torn into smaller lights that spread from four or five to several hundred meters from each other. They say that if you call her, she would be brilliant to dance in the sky overhead.

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Nobusuma drinking the blood flying creature unusual sounds


In Japanese mythology, a creature that feeds on blood and fire in the form of a giant flying squirrel, which becomes an overly old bat. If she is not hungry, she simply swoops down on a lantern or torch to extinguish it, and then flies back into the night sky with a terrible cry of "ha-a, ha-a!"

Nodera-Bo anthropomorphic creature restless spirit sounds without visible sources


In Japanese mythology, dressed in rags, a skinny Ghost of a monk who wanders at night among the ruins of abandoned temples, ringing bells.

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Nohoy-Erte animal body parts anthropomorphic creature


Dog-headed people in the folklore of the Mongolian peoples.

Nozuchi hairy creature turns into a human


In Japanese mythology, mighty and ancient snake-like spirits of the fields, looking like a hairy meter-long caterpillar without eyes with an upward-pointing mouth. It can also take a humanoid form, representing a monk without eyes, nose, hair, ears, but with a large gaping mouth on the top of his head.

Nubero anthropomorphic creature burn marks disproportionate body hurting people out of the landed object the little creature


Creatures from Spanish folklore. They look like ugly old men of small stature in clothes made of skins with a disproportionately large mouth and a thick beard, wearing goatskin and a big hat.

They fly astride clouds, control the weather by force of will, and strike animals with lightning or destroy crops for fun.

Nucky anthropomorphic creature hairy creature hanging Breasts hooves hurting people turns into a human water creature


Water spirits in the Finnish folklore called Nucky. These humanoid creatures with horse hooves inhabit all deep waters nazwisko from it's natural origin or artificial (river or well).

They are very dangerous, because for fun dragged the man into the water and drown.

During the holidays, when people have fun, they turn into beautiful girls, go on land and go out dancing and hanging out with ordinary people. From an ordinary woman be a werewolf for its spotless face and a long, saggy Breasts, which she throws her over the shoulders (there are legends that she has three Breasts).

They say that nucky is a very beautiful front and back covered with hair and ugly.

Another name for Nucky - vetehinen or vesihiisi.

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Nukekubi a separate part of the body drinking the blood


In Japanese mythology, the head of which is completely separated from the body and fly at night. Typically, a flying head, like a vampire, sucks the blood from their victims, but sometimes brutally bite people and animals to death.

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Nukelavi animal body parts the bare bones of the skeleton the harbinger of death water creature


In the folklore of the Scottish Orkney Islands, a sea monster, like a creepy centaur without skin (the body of a man without legs, fixed on the back of a horse). He came out of the sea and sowed terror on his way — where he passed, bread lay, cattle fell, and anyone who met him died at his hands.

Nurarihen anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body


Nurarihen, or Nuurihen ( 滑瓢 ぬらりひょん、、ん, literally "elusive") — ayakashi (the supreme demon-yokai) from Japanese folklore, the leader of the hyakki yako ("procession of a hundred spirits"), sometimes even depicted as the leader of other Youkai.

In Japanese mythology, a mysterious and powerful spirit that looks like a good-natured old man with a big head. Known as the "Supreme Commander over All Monsters".

The legends of Nurarihen appeared, it is believed, on the territory of the modern prefecture Wakayama. According to one theory, the mythical prototype of this creature in fairy tales is the "sea monk" umibozu from the prefecture Okayama, and the real one is an octopus or a large jellyfish (because of the size of his head).

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In Japanese mythology, a snake woman living in reservoirs, who lures men with her female half, attacks them, eats or drinks blood. Able to take the form of a woman with a baby in her arms to attract the attention of the victim.

Nyogl fastest thing hurting people water creature


A water horse in the folklore of the Shetland Islands. It usually harms people: it lures riders and drags them into the water on itself, and also stops the mill wheels of watermills, etc. A very fast creature.


O-kaburo anthropomorphic creature


In Japanese mythology, a demon is a transvestite who assumes the image of an oversized maidservant in brothels.

Obama restless spirit


In Japanese mythology, the Ghost of a woman who died in childbirth. The Ghost can appear differently: as a woman with a baby, a pregnant woman or as blood-soaked walking corpse carrying an underdeveloped fetus. Sometimes, it just appears as a naked pregnant woman, terrible and bloody.

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Oborabi a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit


In the legends on the island of Smee in Ehime Prefecture, there is a character who is said to be the spiritual fire of a deceased person.

In the village of Miyakubo of the same prefecture (now Imabari), they are known as atmospheric ghost lights appearing over the sea or on graves.

Of tesso restless spirit

Of tesso

According to Japanese legend, a vengeful spirit of a Buddhist priest, embodied in the iron rat.

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Ognevitsa anthropomorphic creature


In the folklore of the inhabitants of the Russian North, wild spirit in the guise of a crone who resort to warm up to the bonfire for the burning of old grass in the harrowing.

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Ognevushka poskakushka

The Keeper of the gold in the mythology of the residents of the Urals. Takes the shape of a little dancing girl, is seen where gold deposits.

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Ogopogo water creature


According to Indian legends, the monster lives in Okanagan Lake (British Columbia, Canada). A man who committed a terrible murder turned into him. It has a log-shaped shape, with a head resembling a horse or goat.

Ancient rock carvings depicted a creature with a long neck, a narrow body and four fins.

Ogre anthropomorphic creature high being large creature


The ogre giant from the mythology of Central Europe. He looked like a very tall man (height from 2.5 to 4 meters), shaggy, smelly, long-armed, fat and with large fangs, who was not very intelligent.

According to one hypothesis, the French ogre comes from the French Hongrois, "Hungarian". According to another hypothesis, ogre comes from the Latin orcus, "hell".

Ohankanu anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being large creature superpowered creature


In Cantabrian folklore, scary one-eyed ogres are cannibals with superhuman strength. They are over three meters tall. They are hairy and red-bearded, and they have ten fingers on their hands and feet.

Oitake-bori restless spirit


In Japanese folklore, a local ghost from the town of Honjo in Tokyo's Sumida district, living in a canal and chasing fishermen who come too close to his dwelling.

Okiku anthropomorphic creature restless spirit the harbinger of death


In Japanese folklore, the ghost of a maid unfairly accused of stealing a plate from a precious service. She comes into the house and counts the plates out loud. Whoever hears this account should die soon. After she says "nine," she lets out a terrifying scream and starts counting from the beginning.

Okiku-musi restless spirit


According to Japanese folklore, this is a mysterious insect into which the spirit of an innocently murdered girl drowned in a well was supposedly reborn.

Old Ned hurting people large creature water creature

Old Ned

In the Canadian province of New Brunswick in Charlotte County (near the border with the U.S. state of Maine) in a lake Utopia (the length is only 3 km, and the average depth is 11 meters) lives a monster called Old Ned.

He was seen here before the arrival of the Europeans. Local Malecite Indians told stories about a whale-sized creature that lives in a lake and likes to chase people swimming in canoes. Since the 1800s, settlers have also seen the creature.

Until now, reports of sightings of a strange large animal in the lake are received approximately every 3-5 years.

Olgoi-Khorkhoi hurting people large creature


A mythological headless fat worm that lives in deserted deserts Mongolia and killing cattle and people at a distance, presumably by poison or electricity discharge. From Mongolian, its name literally translates as "a worm like a cow's colon". In English-language literature and cinema, it is known as the Mongolian death worm.

It is believed that the worm inhabits the western or southern Gobi. In the 1987 book Altain Tsaadah Govd, Ivan Mckerl described it as moving underground, creating waves of sand on the surface that allow it to be detected.

The worm becomes active in June and July. Most often it comes to the surface when it rains and the ground is wet.

In Mongolia, it is believed that touching any part of the worm will cause almost instant death and severe pain. It is said that the worm often hunts camels and lays eggs in their intestines, and eventually acquires its reddish skin.

Its poison allegedly corrodes metal, and local folklore tells of a predilection for yellow. The worm is also said to prefer native parasitic plants such as goyo.

In 1922, a Central Asian scientific expedition, funded by The American Museum of Natural History. It was headed by an American paleontologist professor Roy Chapman Andrews. In 1926, he published a book entitled "On the Trail of Ancient Man" (English: On the Trail of Ancient Man), which contained the first message about Olgoi-khorkhoi. Under the impression of Andrews' books, the Soviet paleontologist and science fiction writer Ivan Antonovich Efremov wrote a story about a deadly worm, first published under the title "Allergorkhoy-Horkhoy" in the author's collection "5 points" in 1944.

After the publication of articles by the Czech automotive engineer and crypto-zoologist-enthusiast Ivan Matskerle in the early 1990s, olgoi-horkhoi became a popular object of cryptozoology.

Zoologist Yuri Konstantinovich Gorelov in 1983 established that the prototype of the Allgoi horchoi is the eastern boa constrictor (Latin Eryx tataricus).

The well-known researcher of the MPR A.D. Simukov wrote:

"Olgoi khorkhoi in Tsag soochin gobi is quite ordinary. They talk about him a lot and are very afraid. If he appears in the yurt, they are skochivat. On the surface, it appears most often after rains, when the ground is damp. In yurts, olgoi khorkhoi appears mostly under buckets, where it is damp. They persist in talking about its venom. The color is defined as “white brocade". In addition to olgoi khorkhoi, residents of Tsag Soochin Gobi spoke about "temen sul khorkhoi", defining it as a tailless lizard" (Simukov, 2008, p. 280). Considering that "temeen sUUl" is the Mongolian name for the eastern boa constrictor (Eryx tataricus), it can be assumed that the olgoi–horkhoi in this case is either some other animal or a young boa constrictor.

Olysya choking victim helps hurting people turns into a human turns into an animal


Ideas about Olysya in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic correspond to the Russian ideas about the home, the spirit-owner of the house and outbuildings for cattle. Its main function is to ensure the well-being of all the inhabitants of the house and livestock. For example, there was a belief that if a widow with young children was not cow the spirit of the house-owner brought her to the barn and milk for the children was provided. But to see the cow could only be the mistress, for others it was invisible. According to another legend, if the cattle were starving for lack of food, he sent her a bundle of hay, which itself was rolling down the street and was in the barn, although its doors were closed.

If there was something hurt, then it is night, "pressed" sleepers: they had nightmares, in the chest after the dream was heavy, or he wore them in her sleep hair and licked his forehead. Unloved horses spirit nights confused mane and drove them to the stables.

A clear idea about the appearance of this house of the spirit did not exist, usually it was invisible, but could appear in anthropomorphic form: the grandfather or women, in the form of a grey cat or dog in a furry lump, etc.

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Omutnik water creature


Water spirit from the mythology of Russia and Belarus. He likes to settle in the deepest and most dangerous places of the river, lake, including in the pools.

Ondine anthropomorphic creature fish tail sexual relations with the victim the distortion of time the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim the transition to another world water creature


In medieval beliefs, the spirit of water, a beautiful woman (sometimes with a fish tail instead of legs), luring travellers into the water. There they indulged them with love and they lost track of time.

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Opiven anthropomorphic creature hooves


A creature from Belarusian mythology that inclines people to drunkenness. It is a small creature overgrown with dark, sparse fur. His head is human, but instead of a nose there is a pig's snout, and instead of eyebrows there are horns. He has a pig's tail on the back and hooves on his feet. It is believed that only a drunk can see it.

Oplaty anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood stretches limbs


Creature from the folklore of southern Siberia. It looks like a man, but with stretchable limbs. The creature lives in the trees, they prey on strangers and, rushing to them, first, entwining arms and legs, and then, biting through her jugular vein, sucking the blood.

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Oral anthropomorphic creature hurting people turns into an animal


The master spirit of the forest hut in the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. The true stories of his appearance is not described. There he is in the image of forest spirit, the devil, the owner of the hunting cabin, kicking out (punishing) the hunter or competing with a hunter.

In fairy tales it is described as an old man (or "old man with a couple of inches"), whose image alternates with image of a bear.

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Oreckenner helps


A house spirit from the mythology of the Shors (a Turkic-speaking people living in the southeastern part of Western Siberia), helping with the household.

Orf animal body parts


In ancient Greek mythology, a two-headed dog with a snake's tail.

Ort a small light at the earth's surface anthropomorphic creature helps hurting people restless spirit sounds without visible sources the harbinger of death turns into a human turns into an animal unusual sounds


A mystical double of a man from the mythology of the Komi peoples. He appears from the first seconds of the baby's life and accompanies him until death, always being outside the human body. Only bystanders could see it, but not the person himself.

He always looked very much like his master, often doing the same thing that the master did, but it happened that he appeared in the form of a priest, a woman in a yellow dress or a blue light, and sometimes remained invisible, appearing in the form of sound effects. Such an obscure noise, unknown voices, howling, etc., as well as bruises suddenly appearing on the body portends death. So Ort before the death of his master, Ort warned him and his family. The death of the owner was also foreshadowed by the howl of the dog, because they feel orta.

Ort could indicate how a person would die (for example, if he was supposed to die from bullet wounds, then he was seen shooting and heard the pop of a shot).

Interestingly, if Ort was seen without any part of the body (head, arms, legs), then this sign was regarded as a predestination of death. If he was seen as a whole, then death could be avoided.

It was believed among hunters that if it seemed that someone took off his skis, went to the door of the hut, breathed long, but did not enter, then it was ort. And, a little later, if one of the hunters returns to the hut, then death awaits him.

Ort was dangerous to an outsider. If he appeared in the form of a spinning woman, then she could pierce the eye with a spindle to the onlooker. Ort began the persecution of the one who walked under the coffin when it was raised. In this case, the person had to go back again in the opposite direction to pass under the coffin, so that the ort of the deceased left him forever.

He could put a strong spell on people or cattle.

After his death, Ort, while the deceased was being commemorated for a year, wandered to places where the deceased had been. Then the spirit finally goes to the afterlife. Grave grave is marked with a monument on the occasion of this event, and the ort moves into a bird, or transforms into a stone or goes underground into the grave where the owner is buried.

It is believed that the ort of a happy person walks a little ahead of him and warns of danger. Sometimes ort appeared to his double and, if a person does not get lost and he catches him, then happiness will come to his house.

Orzhavenik anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body water creature


The owner of a swamp covered with rust from Belarusian mythology. He has an anthropomorphic, but disproportionate body: a huge belly, thin and long limbs. He draws travelers and animals to him.

Osabi a small light at the earth's surface restless spirit the harbinger of death


In the area Nobeoka (Miyazaki Prefecture) atmospheric ghost lights have been described. On a rainy night, two fireballs appear in a pond known as Misumaike Pond.

 It was said that the woman lent the osa (yarn guide on the loom) to another woman, but when she returned to pick it up, they quarreled and fell into the pond. They turned into atmospheric ghost fire.

Legend has it that misfortune happens to everyone who sees this fire.

Osakabe anthropomorphic creature the harbinger of death the manipulation of the actions of the victim the manipulation of the thoughts of the victim


In Japanese mythology, a spirit living high up in the central tower of Himeji Castle.

He assumes the image of a majestic old woman in a twelve-layer kimono. This is a very powerful creature capable of controlling people. She can read a person's heart and find out about their true desires, and then manipulate it as she pleases. She controls many bestial spirits who serve as her messengers.

They say that anyone who sees her face will instantly die.

Osiroi-baba anthropomorphic creature


A local spirit that met in the villages of Totsuka and Yoshino, in the Japanese prefecture of Nara. 

Osiroi-baba appears in winter in the form of a hunched old woman with a torn hat on her head and a stick in her hands. A lot of white powder is sloppily applied to her face, which looks very scary.

Osshaert glowing eyes hairy creature hurting people large creature


In Belgian mythology, an evil spirit who lived in East Flanders.

It is a creature with long claws and fiery breath, attacking sinners at night. He clung to the man and rode him until he approached the intersection, which he could not cross. He has the appearance of a huge horse with burning eyes.

Ostrovetsky tsmok drinking the blood scales water creature

Ostrovetsky tsmok

A creature from Belarusian folklore in the form of a dragon with a cow's head, living in the north-west of the Grodno region. He lives in the water and drinks the blood of those he drags under the water.

Otso restless spirit


The spirit of the bear in Finnish folklore. In some traditions, the bear was considered a man who left the community and transformed by the power of the forest. The bear, of course, is the most revered animal in the beliefs of many peoples. Sustevol was a sacred ritual of Palena, in which the bear's spirit in the form of his skull, which remained in a sacred clearing, people brought gifts.

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Owney anthropomorphic creature hairy creature


In Japanese mythology, a mountain spirit that looks like an ugly old woman of a very evil appearance, covered from head to toe with long black hair. Friendly to people who treat her respectfully.

At nightfall, she occasionally visits one of the villagers or enters a mountain hut, asking for food and shelter.

If the owners are kind and invite her into the house, then owney will spin a huge number of threads to be enough for the whole family, and then disappears without a trace.

Oymyakon monster large creature water creature

Oymyakon monster

Relic monster, inhabiting, according to numerous legends, in lake labynkyr in the territory of Oymyakonsky district in the East of Yakutia. It is dark grey in colour with a huge mouth, very aggressive and dangerous creature, able to go ashore.

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Ozernitsa anthropomorphic creature water creature


Lake subspecies of mermaids in the Belarusian folklore. They looked like a rather beautiful girl with long hair that went to the beach and swung on the branches of birches and willows. Those who met them could tickle to death.

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Ozlem flying creature turns into fog unusual sounds


In the folklore of the Australian aborigines, a bird that flies in circles and then disappears in a puff of smoke with a loud cry of "Ozlem".

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Pack anthropomorphic creature helps makes you wander


The essence of the folklore of the Frisians, Saxons and Scandinavians is the forest spirit (similar to the ancient Panu), scaring people or making them wander around more often.

He is also considered an analogue of a brownie, since, according to legend, if he leaves food, he can help with the housework.

It has many names: Pak or Puck, or Puck (English Puck, the Danes have Pokker), and in England it is also called Hob and and Robin's A Nice Guy.

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Package (Pukwudgie) is undersized men of the legends of the American Indians. The creature has smooth grey leather that glows in the dark. He can light a fire appear and disappear at will, change shape and hurt people. Has a height of 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 cm).

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Paluga Cat hairy creature hurting people large creature

Paluga Cat

Cat Paluga (English Cath Palug, also known by the names Cath Paluc, Cath Balug, Cath Balwg, Chapalu, Capalu, Capalus).

A monstrous huge cat from Welsh and French legends, also appearing in the Arthurian cycle. Its name may come from the Welsh word "palug" meaning "to scratch". According to legends, she appeared on the island of Anglesey, where she killed and ate nine warriors.

Sometimes the Paluga cat is mentioned in cryptozoological reports about the so-called British big cats.

Palyasya anthropomorphic creature helps turns into an animal


In the folklore of Belarus and the north-west of Russia, the female spirit of the field. She looks like an ordinary woman with her hair down. They turn to her to save or return lost cattle. Can turn into a bird.

Parallel world the transition to another world

Parallel world

Among the paranormal researchers often referred to the concept of "parallel world". It is used as explanation for sudden appearances and disappearances of UFOs, the sudden emergence in some areas of the unexplained creatures (from the Chupacabra and the Yeti up the Ghost), as well as in the description of the places that get people in anomalous zones or special state of consciousness. Thanks to the latest this concept can be attributed to unexplained phenomena.

According to modern scientific predstavleniyam, our world can be a multiverse, that is the hypothetical set of all possible real parallel universes, where parallel universe is a world that exists simultaneously with ours, but independently of him. The hypothesis of the existence of such "polyhedral" of the universe expressed by cosmologists, physicists, philosophers, religious figures and, of course, science fiction.

Even Democritus in the V century BC put forward the idea of multiple worlds. She met in religious texts (the idea of the world of the dead, where they live like us), and also in the myths of ancient times (Olympus, Asgard, etc.). Such theories are often found in modern scientific articles on theoretical physics (superstring theory), and - in all its diversity - on the pages of science fiction books and scripts.

Schitaetsya that the very concept of the existence of other worlds, different from ours, arose in the literature in the XVIII century in the story of Voltaire's "Candide", where one of the characters claims that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds". This is a controversial statement, since the phrase was used in a work rather for sarcastic ridicule of the philosophical concept of many worlds, where we considered the best. Probably the first was H. G. wells, published in 1895 story "the door in the wall", which tells about how the author has found a door which led to a strange place, with gardens, palaces and even people.

The idea of "doors" between worlds, in one form or another has existed since the ancient times to the present. The transition between the worlds is through portals, rituals, as well as using innate or acquired human abilities.

Described by scientists, science fiction writers and eyewitnesses to unexplained phenomena, parallel universes can be similar to our world, and be a region with its physical laws and logic of existence. In space they can be infinite, occupying an entire universe, or is concentrated in a relatively small area (e.g., room clearing, etc.).

Consider the methods of classification of parallel worlds.

Cosmologist Max Tegmark suggested, called the mathematical universe hypothesis, that any mathematically consistent set of physical laws correspond to an independent, but a really existing universe. And proposed the following classification of the worlds:

  • Level 1: worlds beyond our cosmological horizon (nemetallicheskie objects).
  • Level 2: worlds with other physical constants (for example, on other worlds Brany in M-theory).
  • Level 3: the worlds that arise in the framework of the "many-worlds" interpretation of quantum mechanics.
  • Level 4: ultimate ensemble (includes all the universes that implement these or other mathematical structure).

For worlds found in the literature can result in different classification:

  • Worlds beyond three-dimensional space.
  • Separate worlds, not tied to our universe.
  • Worlds as the implementation of multiple events.

Separately allocate Virtual world (simulated reality).

According to the esoteric, the multiverse is a system of "subtle States of consciousness", which go beyond the known physical universe. Such States are achieved through certain meditations, different spiritual and psychological practices or the adoption of some psychoactive substances, but sometimes appear spontaneously in ordinary life.

It is to the esoteric concept of the closest eyewitnesses, considering that they were in a parallel world. Next, we present a few such stories to illustrate typical descriptions of such worlds.

Not different from the normal environment

Was walking through the forest. Somehow whirled me that lost his way. See: glade. Stepped out there, he realized that the sounds all gone. I'm back to running. I then searched for that field specifically, but not found. Not in our world was.

Ivan Matveevich. Voronezh oblast

Such a description is usually typical for anomalous zones and the "lost places". Sometimes accompanied by a description of goblins, fairies and even mermaids. The environment (forest clearing, road, etc.).

White/black room

I then went home by car. Has long been dark. The lights we have on this site has never, so when the primer moving out in the darkness sinking. And here I'm going, how I feel some oppressive came. I stopped and decided to leave. As soon as the door opened and stepped outside, enveloped me, the light from all sides. Now nothing nebylo seen - only light. That comfort I had in that moment, he did not expect. From the sounds of just some humming was heard. I can't say in what kind of world I was and how much time passed but I woke up next to her car all in the same darkness.

Alexander, 2002

Such description is usually the case in cases of alien abduction, but occasionally found as evidence of the visit of a "light" of the world.

Moving through the fog

It was in the morning. I went to pick berries in the forest. We agreed with friends on povolena the tree to meet at the edge. I went down to the bridge our. Then there is the hill to climb up to the edge of the hand. Close, in General. So I go across the bridge, and there the fog is like milk. I'm still thinking about the bridge not to fall down. Passed the bridge go, but it's not up. When the fog is over, look at the village. Wasn't there srodu village ever! But here again - home. I was scared, my heart stabbed, and returned to the bridge.

Zinaida Tikhonovna

This is a classic description of the transition to a parallel world through the fog and the bridge. Emerging characteristic attributes are often present in esoteric practice.

The "gray" world

It happened when I was young. The street was hot summer days. I went to school with practices. When I rounded the corner towards home, I realized vnezapno that nature seemed to have lost paint. the world has become dull, almost gray. That I was quite scared in the yard does anybody nebylo. I sat on a bench and covered his eyes with his hands. Suddenly realized that I hear the noise of cars, birds singing. When I opened my eyes, the world was full of color, at the door sat grandmother, and there were people.


The transition into an alternate reality or a different time

One of the clients known in the capital of Peru – Lima doctor of medicine Raul Santana, suffered an unusual paralysis of the body. The disease came after the strange event with her and her friend. They went to the stone forest, take a walk. Walking through the forest, they noticed a brightly lit cabin and dancing people there. Girlfriend fun came to lit the hut, from whence abruptly pulled cold. Bold the patient opened the door and saw people dancing in costumes of the 17th century. Fun people introduced to the sultry Peruvian courage, she opened the door and tried to enter. But, dude, heard about the mysterious cases in this area, had to withdraw her from the door. So the girl was in the clinic Raul Sentano. Palsy was injured that part of the body, which was in the open door.

I could not sleep. Suddenly I saw through the bedroom window a strange glow over the station. I went out to the staircase. It was a very dim bulb and very quiet sound of the radio. The street was fresh. Yellow lights were also very dim. When I reached station, we found some strange old trains. People were quite small. I went to the platform without any hindrance. Went into the car and looked around. It turned out that it's just a train. Suddenly she started. I jumped it and went home. But when they came to my street, I realized that she looks completely different - there's our two-storey buildings and the street consists entirely of the private sector. I was a little scared. He returned to the station and again found the same train to go through her vestibule. After that I was able to get back on the street and go to sleep. Maybe it was just a dream, but it was very unusual.

Jan, 2005

Here are only the most common descriptions of such worlds. Certainly there are eyewitness accounts that differ from that presented above.

In addition to evidence of contact with parallel worlds of humans, as well as the penetration creatures of them in our universe, there are many stories about the disappearance of entire settlements. Some researchers believe that many of the missing people disappeared at the hands of a serial killer or mafia, and was lost in parallel worlds.

Is there a way to get into these worlds? There are many hypotheses, we will explain the most common.

Through spontaneously opening doors to a parallel world. According to this hypothesis, there are special places, which opens up the portals of the transition. The portal itself can be of different size depending on some factors, it can be fixed or to change the size depending on the time of day, year, or other factors. Researchers call these mesta anomalous zones, and in a life their called just "godforsaken places".

Through portals, opened by using a special ritual. This version is closer to the fascination with magic. it may imply that as the special reading of the text and require more complex conditions (full moon, certain objects, etc.)

Through the portal opened only for the spiritual sheath. This version adhere to esotericism. As a rule, travel to a parallel world happens in a certain state of consciousness (e.g., sleep).

The theme of parallel worlds is very large. Her develop not only researchers of the paranormal and esotericism, but also representatives of official science. We will update the article as new information becomes available.

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Parandre changes form hairy creature


A creature from mythology Scythia. Commonly referred to as the "shape-shifting beast". It is believed that it is able to change the color of its fur.

Pea woman choking victim

Pea woman

In Polish mythology, this is a rather strong field spirit, dressed in a dress made of pea tops, with pea shoots instead of hair on his head. He wanders through the fields at noon in summer. It can strangle a person resting in the shade or an unattended child. 

Peg Pauler water creature

Peg Pauler

A character from the folklore of Piercebridge (a town in the Northern English county of Durham), a water demon dragging naughty children into the River Yew.

Pelosi hairy creature hooves


In French folklore hairy homemade perfume with goat hooves instead of feet, who live in the area and to bring good luck to the house.

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Pelton anthropomorphic creature hurting people


The legends of the Komi people, this spirit was lost an ear, when he finds the hay in the hips, fanned the seeds. The farmer loading hay on a raft to take him from the hay home, threw a pitchfork hips away and trampled underfoot. After that, the spirit was left without an ear, but began to hurt the hay with even greater zeal.

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Perak anthropomorphic creature hurting people jumps high


A creature from the Czechoslovak urban legend in the years World War II.

The first mention of it dates back to 1940, when rumors about a certain "jumping man" began to appear in police reports: an unknown person appeared in different quarters of Prague, jumping high on some devices in the form of springs. He often jumped out of dark alleys and intimidated ordinary citizens to death.

Similar reports appeared until 1942. According to eyewitnesses, he could easily jump over a railway carriage and even jump over the Vltava River. For decades after the war, Perak was also portrayed as a Czech superhero.

Similar to the character of the English urban legend Jack the jumper.

Pharaohs anthropomorphic creature fish tail


Is the pharaoh a pharaoh, a pharaoh, a phalaron? Creatures from Russian folklore. These are the cursed dead people with a deaf and hoarse magical voice, who are destined to remain in the guise of half-humans and half-fish until the end of the world.

According to a legend known since the XVI century, they descended from the Egyptians who drowned in the Red Sea while chasing the troops of the "Pharaoh fierce" for Moses and the Jews during Exodus. Their horses turned into half-horses, half-fish.

According to the description, they are closest to Western European mermaids.

Pho-a afraid of sunlight animal body parts anthropomorphic creature induces pregnancy sexual relations with the victim turns into a human turns into an animal water creature


In the folklore of the British Isles, the general designation of a number of spirits, most often evil and dangerous, closely related to water. They are described as noseless anthropomorphic creatures with a horse's mane, webbed fingers, or with a spiked tail. They can turn into stallions and go out on land in this form, looking for victims, sometimes they take human form and choose their wives among people. The offspring from such a marriage, as a rule, has some flaw — webbing between the fingers, tail or hypertrophied individual parts of the body or face, and also experiences fear of sunlight and cold steel.

Phoenix flying creature spontaneous combustion wings


In the folklore of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, a mythical bird burns itself and is reborn from the ashes.

Piasa flying creature wings


A creature from the folklore of the North American Indians of the Illinoisans. Initially, this rather peaceful bird-like creature appeared once a year on the first day of autumn at sunset. On this day, she flew over the river in search of a winter home. All this went on until she tasted human flesh. Since then, she has been attacking people.

Piatek animal body parts


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In ancient Armenian mythology, a creature similar to a wingless griffin. This animal had a very large beak and strange hair that stood on end.

Piau-li hairy creature water creature


In Scottish mythology, an evil shaggy water spirit.

In Lower Scotland, the Piau-li were nicknamed the Thin Coat.

Pile anthropomorphic creature hairy creature high being hurting people makes you wander the distortion of time the transition to another world turns into an animal


Vorsa (aka vorkul or "forest devil", vora-mort or "forest man", as well as vorys from Komi-Permyaks) — a mythological character of the Komi peoples, a goblin. The Komi-Zyryans considered him an evil spirit, and the Komi-Permyaks had him close to the image of a mighty deity. The pile does not cast shadows, and the echo does not respond to the barking of his dog. 

Outwardly, he looks like a giant with shaggy ears and turned-out heels, but without eyebrows and eyelashes (he was about the height of a pine tree or higher). He does not wear clothes and has transparent bones in his body.

It was also believed that he could come in the form of a whirlwind. You can also see the pile through the outstretched fingers, if you look, bending down, at the howling of the wind between your legs.

The pile can turn into a cat and other small animals.

He can commit various minor dirty tricks against a person, especially if he does not follow the rules of hunting (makes him cheat, steals prey and cattle, etc.), but if he is appeased, he can help.

He will kidnap people. For example, children cursed by mothers, thieves and murderers. At the same time, the passage of time changed for the abducted: in 5 years, it was possible to become a gray-haired old man from a young boy.

Pincoya anthropomorphic creature fish tail water creature


In the mythology of the Chilean island of Chiloe, is a mermaid. Her describe her as blue-eyed blond girl with luxurious long hair. The original image of Pinkie has a fully human body, but now she is often depicted with a fish tail instead of legs (obviously under the influence of mass culture). Can predict the outcome of fishing.

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Pipu mort anthropomorphic creature helps hurting people

Pipu mort

Pipu mort or "aspen man". A character in the mythology of the Komi peoples.

According to one of the folklore versions, the hunter, being on a fishing trip, got tired of loneliness and decided to make a companion out of an aspen log, persuading him to wake up to life. When the figure came to life, she helped the hunter for a long time in the fishery, but he became afraid of his friend. When trying to escape, the aspen man began to pursue his creator, gnawing through all the doors, but at that time a cock crowed, the wooden monster fell lifeless, and for complete safety was burned.

According to another version, it was made by unknown people and was in the forest in the form of a kind of wooden sculpture. The hunter, annoyed by the unsuccessful fishing, saw him and swore. The sculpture came to life and followed him. The hunter got scared, ran to his fishing hut and locked himself in it, crossing the door. Until midnight, the creature gnawed at the door, but failed to get into the hut. The same thing happened the next night. Finally, on the third night, it was able to get into the hut through the chimney, which the hunter forgot to cross, and killed his victim.

Pisani anthropomorphic creature hurting people pass the device or knowledge


The spirit is the master bath of the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic. Performance mostly the same in the Eastern Slavs. This spirit was considered the most formidable of all the spirits-owners of the house and outbuildings. With his machinations associated stupor or even death after bathing in poorly ventilated "black" room.

Children (up to the appearance of the teeth, i.e. before they transition from an infant moved into the category of "people") who could not leave alone in the bath, he was kidnapped, leaving instead a substitute - Vim.

However, it was believed (as in Slavic mythology) that bath the spirit we can learn to play the harmonica. It was possible to call on a certain day a certain ritual*, Bannik appeared first racked harmonica, then collected it again and started playing all sorts of tunes. It was not until the singing of the roosters, after which the spirit fell to the ground and disappeared, and daredevil learned all the heard melody.

It is often represented in male form: a little old man in a red cap, but there were performances and the mistress of the elderly women to little red riding hood.

* In the evening at Christmas time, during the most intimate contact of the human world with the spirit world, should come to the bath, taking a raw cow's hide, a cock, a knife, a needle without an eyelet and harmonica. There razoshlas on the floor of the skin, the Braves would sit on it, with a knife to outline around itself, a vicious circle, stick it in his clothes without a needle eye (the skin, a knife, a vicious circle, a needle without an eyelet traditional charms against the evil forces) and cause of Pysanka.

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Pishtako anthropomorphic creature hurting people the harbinger of death


A mythological figure in the Andes region of South America, particularly in Peru and Bolivia. In some parts of the Andes, pishtako is called harisiri, or nakak, or Likichiri in the Aymara language. Pishtako comes from the word in the local Quechua language "pishtai", which means "to behead, cut the throat or cut into slices".

This is an evil man who looks like a monster, often a stranger, and often a white man who is looking for unsuspecting Indians to kill them and insult them in various ways (first of all, it is stealing their body fat for various cannibalistic purposes or selling their meat).

Concern about body fat in the Andes region has a long tradition. The natives of pre-Hispanic origin valued fat so much that there was a deity for it Viracocha (meaning sea of fat). It is also natural for the peasant rural poor to look at flesh and excess fat as the very sign of life, good health, strength and beauty. It is believed that the cause of many diseases is the loss of body fat, and the thinness of the skeleton is disgusting. Thus, the practice of the conquistadors to treat their wounds with fat from the corpses of enemies terrified the Indians. It was also believed that the Spaniards killed Indians and boiled their corpses to get fat to lubricate their metal muskets and cannons, which quickly rusted in the humid Amazon.

Andean aborigines feared Spanish missionaries as pishtaks, believing that missionaries kill people for the sake of fat, and then lubricate church bells with oil to make them especially sonorous.

In our time, similar ideas believed that the machinery of a sugar factory needed human fat as a lubricant, or that jet engines could not be started without a drop of human fat.

Thus, the pishtako can be described as a creature that meets the Indians mainly at night. It looks like a white man or a half-breed. He is well dressed, maybe on horseback or in a car. He can gently talk to an Indian or attract him with something, but then somehow stupefy him, and then extract fat from the Indian's body using unknown tools or just a knife. The traces of this operation are often invisible, but after meeting with pishtako, a person begins to lose weight, lose vitality and soon dies.​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​​‌‌‌‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌​‌ ​​‌​​‌ ​‌​​​‌ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​‌‌‌​ ​​​‌‌​ ​‌​​‌‌ ​‌​‌​‌​ ​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

Piterskie spirits flying creature helps you find your way the little creature turns into an animal wings

Piterskie spirits

Fairies of Lincolnshire and East Anglia. They are small, red-haired and green-eyed. Can turn into birds. Sometimes point the way or get lost kid.

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Pitsen anthropomorphic creature sexual relations with the victim turns into an animal


In the mythology of the West Siberian Tatars, a forest spirit that appears in the form of a person or various animals. He lives in abandoned hunting huts, loves horses, rides them, confuses his mane, smears it with resin. In the guise of a beautiful woman enters into a love affair with a man. 

Pixie a small light at the earth's surface afraid of sunlight anthropomorphic creature flattened plants flying creature geometrically regular or complex patterns large creature memory lapses the glowing areas of the body the little creature the transition to another world turns into an animal


Creatures from British mythology.

There are pixies, like mosquitoes (they look like moths shining with a bright yellow light) to a normal human. A typical pixie has red hair and a snub nose. He wears a green jacket, and on his head he wears a huge peaked cap that covers his narrowed eyes, afraid of sunlight.

They can lead you astray and make you wander. They steal horses and drive them through the fields at night until they are exhausted. After that, circles similar to witch rings remain in the fields. If a person steps into such a circle, he will get into a Magical land and stay in it for the rest of his days. However, if you step into the circle with one foot, nothing terrible will happen: a person will see dancing fairies, but they will not be able to hurt him or get him to themselves.

They can turn into hedgehogs.

Pixie Stallion turns into an animal

Pixie Stallion

A kind of pixie in Hampshire, who, having turned into a stallion, leads horses into swamps, or drives garden thieves.

Podrecznik choking victim hairy creature helps


Spirit of the house of the Belarusian folklore. It is a hairy creature with human hands and feet, living under the stove. Usually he helps with the housework, but it may choke in my sleep.

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Pogostnik anthropomorphic creature helps to find the lost thing restless spirit sounds without visible sources tanypodinae creature turns into an animal turns into fog


The graveyard keeper or the Owner of the cemetery this creature exists in different mythologies under different names. The Slavs called him Batyushko Pogostny, Koshchey Kostyanoy, Host, the King of the Cemetery, Batka, the Owner of the Graveyard, etc. Sometimes it is believed that this is a female being. It depends on the version of origin that the people adhere to. There are several opinions about its origin.

Some believe that he is the first deceased to be buried in this cemetery, and someone, whose he is the personification of all the dead who are buried in it.

Those who adhere to the latter belief believe that he is endowed with reason and stores a lot of knowledge not only about the afterlife, but also the memory of all those buried, which is why they can ask for help. He protects the cemetery.

It can be seen, heard and/or felt for the living. Most often it looks like a gray fog or a clot of black "energy", which can freely change the trajectory and speed of movement, but it may also seem like an animal or a bird.

Polanica hurting people


In the beliefs of the Nizhny Novgorod province of the evil spirit living in the fields, on the ground.

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Polkan animal body parts anthropomorphic creature


The legendary hero, the Slavic splint analogue of the centaur: half-horse, half-man.

Poltergeist breaks technique fluid with no apparent source flying objects sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects


The word "poltergeist" comes from nemeckih poltern — "to rumble", "to knock" and geist — "spirit". Literally, it translates as "noisy Ghost."

This phenomenon expresses itself in different actions: the noise, the sound, the sound of footsteps, spontaneous movement of objects, their spontaneous combustion, and such actions, emphasizing the presence of some invisible entity.

It is believed that this entity is not tied to a particular place, and to person. It is possible to poach (for example, in another apartment), the modern researchers such a person is called the "focal person". Most often, his role is a teenager or a child, but many contemporary and earlier cases such a strict relationship is not confirmed.

The phenomenon there are a number of characteristic symptoms:

  • The feeling of presence of someone in an empty room, the feeling of vision, light touch
  • Moans, voices, music with no apparent source of the sound
  • Spontaneous switching on and off electrical appliances, blinking lamps
  • The motion of objects
  • Spontaneous combustion items
  • The spontaneous appearance of water, ice, blood and other fluids on surrounding objects
  • The appearance of the bodies of the victims of the bite marks, bumps, scratches, etc.
  • The appearance of labels

This is a list of all the possible manifestations of a poltergeist, but not necessarily in every case. A kind of poltergeist that is associated with exposure to elevated temperatures is made a separate phenomenon called "fire poltergeist".

Researcher of paranormal phenomena of Gilan Sherwood believes that they are on the contrary required and allocates them to five successive stages of "aging" of the poltergeist:

  • touch
  • communication
  • physical
  • meaningful
  • aggressive

Upon reaching the fifth stage of poltergeist activity peaking suddenly fades and after some time there is again, starting the cycle from the first stage.

Cases of poltergeist known all over the world with almost ancient history, they ended up in the chronicle, the diaries of famous personalities, records, employees, etc. However, before this term, these cases have been attributed to the mischief of the evil forces. For example, in Russia known stories about the hobgoblin. The evil spirit may simply knock or creak at night, it may break and throw furniture, break dishes, and can communicate with the aid of knocking.

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Pombero anthropomorphic creature fastest thing hairy creature induces pregnancy sexual relations with the victim


Creature from the mythology of the Guarani Indians of Paraguay. Other names: Pombro, Pomberito, Pÿragué, Karai Pyhare ("night people"), and in Argentina he is known as Senor de la noche ("Lord of the night").

Pombero appears only at night, loves to fool around and scare children. Can wet the bed and may force young girls to kiss you and to join with him in sexual contact, from which are born ugly, hairy children.

In height he is about 6-7 year old child. He has shaggy hair, and hands and feet covered with short hard hair. Pombero lives in forests, but sometimes can settle in abandoned huts.

While pombero very difficult to detect, as it is able to very quickly and silently to run. He is also credited with the ability to stealth and penetration even in very narrow gaps.

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Pontianak anthropomorphic creature bloodless victim changes form drinking the blood hurting people restless spirit sexual relations with the victim


A creature from Malay, Indonesian and Filipino folklore, representing a female vampire spirit.

Variants of the names Matianak, Pontianak, Puntianak, Khantu Pontianak.​‌‌​‌‌​ ​‌‌‌​‌‌ ​​‌‌‌‌

In folklore, it is believed that the spirits of women who died during pregnancy become pontianaks (the word Pontianak is supposed to be a corruption of the Malay perempuan mati beranak — "a woman who died during childbirth") or the ghost of a child who died at birth (another theory suggests that the word is a combination of puan (woman), mati (death) + anak (child), where the term matianak means "death of a child").

In legends, creatures are depicted as pale women with long hair and in white clothes, but supposedly able to take the guise of beauties. Many stories tell that they lie in wait for lonely male travelers on the night roads, seducing them and then brutally killing and drinking their blood.

In Indonesia, a very similar creature is called kuntilanak, however, according to legends, it kills only young virgin girls.

A similar creature in Filipino folklore is called a tianak, but there it represents the ghost of a child who died at birth.

Ponturi afraid of the light superpowered creature water creature


In Maori mythology, demonic creatures with green-white skin and red hair with great force. They live in water and are afraid of light, from what are shown on the shore at night only.

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Popobawa animal body parts flying creature the little creature


Creature from the mythology of Tanzania. He is described as a dwarf with one eye in the forehead, small sharp ears, wings and claws of a bat. It is believed that he anal rapes sleeping in the beds of men doubting his existence.

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Poroniec drinking the blood restless spirit the little creature


In Polish mythology small a malicious demon, who becomes deceased before birth or before baptism the baby. It's a little reminiscent of a fledgling chick, which is solely to harm pregnant women and new mothers by sucking their blood.

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Pozharizhandine anthropomorphic creature excessive thinness generating a fire creature


  • Lämoin emag — personification of fire in the Northern Vepsian tradition, literally "Mistress of fire"Lämoin ižand — personification of fire in the Northern Vepsian tradition, literally "Master of fire"Požaremagaine — female personification of fire in the Northern Vepsian tradition, literally "Hostess of fire"Požarižandaine — male personification of fire in the Northern Vepsian tradition, literally "Master of fire" In the Northern Vepsian tradition spirit fire.

 According to popular descriptions, the spirits of the fire were small, while Pozharemagaina was anthropomorphic, thin and in a blue skirt.

Precognize predicts the future


Precognize (lat. praecognitio, from prae - pre — and cognitio — performance, knowledge; what proscope) — a form of extrasensory perception; hypothetical paranormal ability to receive knowledge about future events (precognitive clairvoyance) or future thoughts of another person (precognitive telepathy), not identical to the ability to logical conclusions and predictions based on current knowledge.

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Pricolici animal body parts bloodless victim hairy creature hurting people jumps high superpowered creature turns into a human turns into an animal


The mythological character of the Romanian mythology, a werewolf, able to transform into a wolf or a dog. They were provided with a tail, claws, and covered in wolf fur, they have sharp dog face with long ears, front legs are longer than rear or Vice versa, gray disheveled like the hyena withers. For some ideas, they have one half of the body of a man and the other like an animal (dog, bull, bear, badger). They can look like a big black dog with a white chest or white wolf with a long tail.

They could become the heads of the wolf packs: to lead the wolves to help them find loot, distribute it among them (in this function they are closer together, the Romanians with the Christian saints such as Peter, Andrew and Nicholas). There was a belief that they could turn into Strigoi, which in turn could also turn into wolves and dogs.

Communication with pricolici in Romanian mythology also has lynx, for example, said that lynx laughs as people, as descended from prikolica, she pointed out the wolves to attack livestock, etc Pricolici have some traits of vampires, for example, bloodlust. Here you can mention the legends, saying that if pricolici will hurt and suck their own blood was shed, it will again become a man, but the wound will remain, and that if prikolica the dog bites, he also becomes human, but his body will continue to grow wool.

The so-called:

  • of the dead risen from the grave in the form of a wolf or dog, rarely other wild animals;
  • living people are able to turn into wolves or dogs;
  • the souls of the dead, turned into dogs, which people were afraid as the devil, and after once again become human beings, which in this case has risen;
  • the devils turned in dogs and cats;
  • animals in the form of people or dogs, the evil spirits in the form of wild animals, descended from wolves devour man
  • illegitimate children, born with a tail;
  • the ninth of the brothers born in the same month;
  • man who accidentally drank wolf urine;
  • the child of incest between father and daughter or mother and son (he runs away from his parents and runs until you feel the despair of loneliness, and then percularities three times through the head and turns into a wolf, a dog or other animal, tearing mad all counter).

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Provasi anthropomorphic creature hairy creature specifies the location of the treasure the little creature


According to Gypsy folklore, this is living underground men of small stature, covered with dense hair and whose life is kept in the egg inside the black chicken. They can kidnap a child or adult Gypsy, but do it rarely. They can bestow a person's underground riches.

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Pulao scales the little creature


In Chinese mythology, one of the nine sons of the dragon is the moon, a lover of bell ringing. This is a fairly small dragon with two heads on different sides of the body.

Purushamriga animal body parts


Chelovekolev (leontokentaur or sphinx) India and Southeast Asian countries, scaring away evil spirits.

  • Manusiha — Burmese version of the name "purushamrigi" (sphinx-centauric man of India and Southeast Asia) in paliManuthiha - Burmese version of the name "purushamrigi" (Sphinx—centauric man of India and Southeast Asia) in paliNaravirala - a variant of the Indian name "purushamrigi" (Sphinx-centauric man of India and Southeast Asia) in paliNaravirala — a variant of the Indian name "purushamrigi" (Sphinx-centauric man of India and Southeast Asia-East Asia)
  • Nicolonia is a variant of the Filipino name "purushamrigi" (sphinx-centauric man-lion of India and Southeast Asia)
  • Purusha Miruga and Purushamirukam are variants of the Tamil name "purushamrigi" (sphinx-centauric man of India and Southeast Asia)
  • Purushamriga (पुरुषमृग) — the original spelling of the name "purushamriga" (sphinx-centauric man of India and Southeast Asia) in Sanskrit and its transliteration in Latin
Pustetsky helps you find your way sounds without visible sources specifies the location of the treasure turns into an animal unusual sounds


A spirit or ghost in Silesian mythology. According to legend, he lives in coal mines. Kind and caring spirit. Always helps hardworking miners, rewards them with gold. Rescues those lost underground, brings them to the surface. Takes care of the souls of the dead in the mines. Pustetsky warns miners about possible danger during work.

He turns into some small animal, for example, a mouse, and screams a lot. 

Putchen animal body parts drinking the blood flying creature sounds without visible sources unusual sounds wings


The vampire is a werewolf from the mythology of the indigenous population of Chile, Peru and Argentina.

It is usually described as a flying snake with bat wings, but other details can be connected to the image.

It is often compared to a chupacabra: it attacks domestic and wild animals and sucks their blood. It is believed that he has a red liquid droppings, which usually flows down from the trees. He is able to emit a fairly strong and sharp squeal, as well as poison the air and cause strong waves in the lakes and rivers near which he lives.

Pyara hairy creature helps specifies the location of the treasure turns into an animal


A creature from Finnish folklore named Pyara is an enriching spirit responsible for material well-being in the house. He brings groceries, and if you really ask, then money. It is not known whether he steals them from other people. Usually the creature appears in the form of a cat.

It is believed that the way people treat stray cats, so Pyara will thank them (it is believed that in the image of a stray cat Pyara checks how kind and responsive people are, and in turn, will support them in difficult times).

Pyrokinesis a small light at the earth's surface burn marks fire with no apparent source fireball generating a fire creature spontaneous combustion the manipulation of objects at a distance


The term is derived from ancient Greek. πῦρ fire and κίνησις, a movement of the English. pyrokinesis. He appeared in parapsychology and is the ability to cause a fire or a significant increase in temperature at a distance by thought, and the ability by the power of thought to control the fire.

People capable of pyrokinesis, called pyrokinetics. The term was coined by Stephen king and put into circulation in his novel "Firestarter". Although the idea is found and to work for the king, he was the first who used the word. It was conceived as the analogue of the term telekinesis, although the rules of forming compound words based on the Greek language should have been retained, the prefix "tele" meaning "distance" and not the suffix "-Kinesis" (movement). Critic S. T. Joshi called it a word "a very bad invention".

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Pӧlӧznicha animal body parts anthropomorphic creature helps to find the lost thing


The guardian spirit of the blooming rye field of their mythology of the Komi peoples, an analogue of the Russian noon.

She was mostly represented as a young woman in green clothes and a scarf, in straw bast shoes, with blue eyes like cornflowers, but he could also be in a male guise (called "half aka").

This field spirit, but under the name "defender" or "moonshiner-defender", had an anthropozoomorphic appearance: a woman with spreading horns on her head. She lived in a field, slept in rye at night and, in addition to protecting crops, was engaged in searching for wooden harrows left by negligent owners right in the field. Having found a harrow, the "defender" put it on the horns and, stepping carefully so as not to damage the rye, took it out to the boundary.

If the "defense" was shown to a person, it was considered a favorable sign promising a good harvest.


Rabbit-man animal body parts anthropomorphic creature hurting people


In the folklore of the United States described the creature called the Man-rabbit. He lives in a tunnel on the Colchester road, which the locals call "the Bridge-Man's rabbit." The creature looks like a man in a white suit with long ears similar to a rabbit costume. It attacks the witnesses with an axe and inaudible shouts.

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Rake anthropomorphic creature disproportionate body long limbs


Rake (also called Rake Man and Pale Crawler) – the most popular character of urban legends of North America and Europe. Initially, meetings with him took place in a rural part of New York.

Rey is a thin pale humanoid creature with long claws. Moves on all fours, does not wear clothes. There are no signs of sex in the creature.

The rake usually appears as suddenly as it disappears. Most often such creatures are seen in suburban areas or in wastelands near roads. Usually eyewitness reports contain a description of how the rake moved across the road in front of the witness's car.

Like Slenderman, Rake is officially confirmed as a fictional creature.

Rakshasa changes form


Evil demons of Indian mythology, giants, cannibals, night monsters, and werewolves, the inhabitants of the cemeteries, the carrion eaters and the sources of disease. The night of the rakshasas scare people with it dancing around their homes, shouting at the monkey, noisy and laughing loudly, and night flying, taking the form of a bird. They can also take any shape, even a human. Also they have enormous power.

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Rangda hurting people


The personification of evil, black magic and death in Balinese mythology and culture. Demon that eats children and corpses.

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Rarog fireball flying creature helps the glowing areas of the body


A fiery spirit from Slavic mythology. According to Czech beliefs, it can be born from an egg that a person incubates on a stove for nine days and nights.

He usually looks like a bird or a dragon with a sparkling body, hair made of flame and radiance escaping from his mouth. He can turn into fire. He usually runs errands for his master.

Red Hat restless spirit

Red Hat

In the folklore of the British Isles , the Red Hat or The Red Hood is a humanoid creature of small stature, male, inhabiting ancient towers and castles in which crimes were committed.

It is believed that this is a restless spirit who likes to tint his cap in human blood. According to another version, it is a kind spirit, a meeting with which promises good luck.

Roadside sniff animal body parts hooves hurting people

Roadside sniff

A creature from the folklore of the American colonists. He has front paws like a bear, and hind paws like a moose. He walks on them alternately, changing paws 440 yards (402.3 m), confusing loggers. It is known that he eats lost things.

Roggenmeme anthropomorphic creature hurting people makes you wander


In German folklore, evil female field spirits who walk naked, showing their black breasts, from which poisonous milk oozes.

The spouses of the Bilvises (in German folklore, evil tree spirits).

Rohan turns into a human water creature


In Scottish folklore creatures that live in water in the form of seals, and only from time to time go on land and turn into people.

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Rokurokubi a separate part of the body anthropomorphic creature drinking the blood flying creature restless spirit stretches limbs


A creature from Japanese mythology. During the day it looks like an ordinary woman, but at night it turns into a vampire. The creature's head is capable of flying on a neck that stretches to an incredible length.

This head flies and drinks the blood of sleeping people, and sometimes it eats them completely. If the head of a creature is able to move separately from the body, without articulation with the neck, then such a spirit is called a Nukekubi.

Rompo animal body parts


In the natural science literature of the XVIII century, a man-eating animal with human ears, rabbit head, badger arms and bear legs, which is said to have been found in India and Africa.

Roperit animal body parts fastest thing


A creature from the mythology of the American lumberjacks-colonists. It is believed that these are the spirits of the first Spanish cattle breeders. The creatures are quite large (about the size of a small horse). They look like a duck with a huge lasso instead of a beak. It emits a sound similar to the "rattle" sound of a giant rattlesnake.

Rore-trold changes form water creature


In the folklore of southern Norway Troll living in the lake. It is able to cause strong winds and destructive hurricanes. He appears in different forms — sometimes like a horse, sometimes like a haystack, sometimes in the form of a huge serpent, and sometimes as a large group of people.

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Rotifers animal body parts helps


In East Slavic mythology, the assistants of witches and sorcerers, outwardly similar to a cat or a hare with a large bag-like goiter, in which he brings his master supplies and money from other houses.

Rubber spontaneous combustion stretches limbs


It is found in the folklore of the western states of the USA. The creature is practically devoid of wool (except for rare patches of tough vegetation on the chin and thick eyebrows), and his skin resembles rubber in properties (it stretches very much, any weapon bounces off it). It can swallow even a very large animal whole, stretching in all directions. Very flammable.

Rukh flying creature superpowered creature wings


In medieval Arabic folklore, a huge bird capable of carrying away and devouring elephants in its claws.

Rungis helps


In Latvian and Lithuanian folklore, a spirit living in a mill and appearing in the form of a black cat. He helps the millers by bringing grain.

Rynish IKE helps sounds without visible sources

Rynish IKE

Ovinnik guardian spirit from the mythology of the peoples of the Komi Republic.

Information about appearance is not fixed. Its main function was the protection from fire of the barn and are in it to dry bread. It was thought that he does not like too much heat, and so the bread was supposed to be dried only once a day. Because of the intense heat he was able to leave his home and unsupervised bread is to die in a fire.

At Christmas have ovinnik doors was made to speculate on a future harvest, one, three, five or seven (more was not) the man sat in the knife under the door to the round barn, was covered with the tablecloth and listened. If you heard a knock, then the expected good harvest of bread, the crunch - a little bread, the cry, the hunger.

It was believed that the spirit could intercede for the man who was hurt Pysanka (the swab).

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Sacabaya breaks technique fire with no apparent source flying objects hurting people restless spirit sounds without visible sources spontaneously moving objects


In Japanese mythology, the angry spirits of tree leaves that appear where the support post is installed upside down (not as the tree grew). They creak and groan, imitating the sound's sagging beams, and sometimes even say the whole phrase, e.g., "my Neck hurts!", can cause Democratie, breaking things in the house and even cause a fire.

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Sagari a separate part of the body restless spirit


In Japanese mythology, one of the most strange youkai, legends which are widespread in the prefectures of Fukuoka and Kumamoto in Kyushu. This is the living head of a dead horse hanging from the tree.

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Sansei anthropomorphic creature the little creature


In Japanese folklore, small (about 30 to 120 centimeters) mountain humanoid spirits with a single leg turned back.

Sometimes they attack people. If this happens, then you should shout: "Hidei-gami!", then sansei will run away in horror.

But if you shout "Sansei!" at the sight of the spirit, then a terrible misfortune will befall a person, for example, he will get sick or his house will burn down.

Sarakazoe fireball flying object


In Japanese folklore, this is the name of a special kind of spirits that look like plates covered with ghostly fire (usually nine) flying over the well of Himeji Castle ("White Heron Castle" at the foot of Mount Hime (Hyogo Prefecture, Harima region)).

Sarangi animal body parts anthropomorphic creature large creature superpowered creature


In Philippine folklore, a huge muscular creature with jewels in his ears, combining the features of man and mingorance Buffalo tamaraw. In anger he emits smoke from his nose.

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Sarutorahabi animal body parts


A Japanese legendary monster from Gifu Prefecture, having a monkey head and a snake tail on a tiger body.

Sasse-Seki animated object restless spirit


In Japanese mythology a large boulder on the sidelines of Nasuno, killing all life around them because of the indwelling in him of the spirit of the murdered kitsune Tamamo no Mae.

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Sasuke Cochin a small light at the earth's surface