October 29, 2017

Fuath (plural fuathan, meaning “hate” in Scottish Gaelic) refers to a class of malevolent water spirits in Highland Gaelic mythology. These spirits are said to inhabit the sea, rivers, lakes, and sea lochs of Scotland and Ireland.

In Gaelic folklore, any being that frequently changes its shape is of evil origin. The case of the Fuath confirms such thinking. A Fuath can sometimes be seen, if it chooses to take on a physical appearance. Most fuathan have the power of transforming themselves in many...

October 22, 2017

The Ercinee are largely nondescript birds, what is known about it is that its feathers glow at night, and some accounts describe it as having gold and silver plating on its wings.

These birds resided in the Hercynian Forest (ancient and dense forest that stretched eastward from the Rhine River across southern Germany) and with the glow of its feathers –the pale speckles on their feathers light up with golden bioluminescence— it lighted the dark forest nights.

Ercinee were known to twitter if someo...

October 15, 2017

Legend has it, that in the deep waters of the river Rhône, near it crosses the ancient town of Beaucaire, lived the Drac, a powerful water dragon cunning in the ways of sorcery. This dragon, also referred as the Invisible Demon, would walk unseen among the townsfolk in the middle of the day searching for prey. Using dark arts, he would lure any children who wander away from their mother and snatch them for food. For centuries, children vanished from the Beaucaire and no one knew why or how, no o...

October 8, 2017

In ancient Greek mythology, Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She is credited to be the first vampire-type creature in western mythology. However, similar creatures were common in eastern traditions (e.g., Chinese, Hindu) centuries before Empusa made her first appearance.

According with Greek traditions, Empusa feasted on blood by seducing young men. After climax, her victims would fall deep asleep and she would drink their blood and eat their flesh. Wh...

October 1, 2017

The Whowie was a colossal crocodile-like monster with six legs. Its eyes were huge and wide and it had the head and wide mouth of a frog.

By dragging its tail, it could create riverbeds as it walked. That's why, in many ancient tales, the Whowie is credited with the creation of the River Murray, in the Riverina district of Australia.

Despite its large size, the Whowie was an ambush predator, often sneaking up on its prey in the dead of night, able to drag away and consume its victims in total sil...

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