3 Chilling Demons From Mythology That Inspired Fictional Works

3 Chilling Demons From Mythology That Inspired Fictional Works

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For centuries, we have believed in supernatural deities and afflictions caused by malevolent spirits. But these dark beliefs have proven to be more than simple evil; they serve as plot devices in their own ancient histories and sources. And in modern days, we still feature demonic characters both serving the good and bad. Here are the top three demons in mythology that have inspired various works of fiction.       1. Azazel     Image Via Nestor Avalos     Azazel is a very well known name throughout the world. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all recognize the name in …

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

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Evil mummified hands, dental hygiene, and dirty, disembodied Japanese foot spirits. Here are ten tweets about folklore around the world.   Ever wonder where the tooth fairy came from? A similar traidtion, tand-fé (tooth fee), is mentioned in the 13th century Icelandic Eddas. Vikings, believing a child’s first tooth to be especially lucky, would buy and string them into necklaces to wear into battle #FolkloreThursday pic.twitter.com/DrFPFUiJLE — Eleanor Fleming (@AnthroElle) August 30, 2018   In some German folklore the act of kissing a donkey is said to be a cure for toothache! And similarly in Greek folklore drinking donkeys milk …

This Artist Is on a Mission to Illustrate Every Mythological Creature

This Artist Is on a Mission to Illustrate Every Mythological Creature

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Iman Joy El Shami-Mader has been drawing a creature a day since October 2017, and posting the illustrations on her Instagram.    She told Atlas Obscura “It all started with the book Phantasmagoria—which is great—but there are many creatures that are only mentioned in passing or without any description at all.”     guys, one amazing thing after the other is happening and I’m serisouly just gobsmacked by it all?.. I cannot find the words to thank you all!❤️❤️❤️ . today another creature from the USA! here’s… Champ/Tatoskok . In American folklore, Champ or Champy is the name given to a lake …