The Supernatural Fantasy Side

Wendigos: The Native American Flesh Eating Beast

Anyone fan of horror movies, Stephen King, and the supernatural is likely to have heard of Wendigos. You might have seen a legend or had a friend tell you about it. There is more to the story than you know. It was not written by Warner Bros. Historical accounts by people speak about the creature. There is no need to worry as the origins of the legend are covered by this post. As you read on, you will learn more about the mythical creature.

Appearance

Now, you must be wondering what the Wendigo looks like. Despite being an insatiable predator, it is not the muscular or largest beast. It is about 15 feet tall and has a body that is mainly emaciated. It could be attributed to the fact that it never is truly satisfied with its cannibalistic urges. Wendigos are obsessed with hunting new victims and are always hungry. Therefore, they are continuously searching for the next person to eat.

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The Folklore of Lycanthropy

Many of us grew up watching movies or shows that represented werewolves. Some memorable films include the the Underworld series, Twilight series, pr the classic werewolf series starring Lon Chaney. The mythological beast has been feared by many over the generations. There have been myths recorded that characterized these dangerous wolves. Some are a combination of wolves and humans. The bloodthirsty beasts do not have any control when it comes to killing animals and people.

Another name for a werewolf is a lycanthrope. It is a folkloric creature that can transform into a wolf or a wolf-like animal. The shapeshifting can either be on purpose or due to a curse. The transformation typically occurs during a full moon. Besides possessing the natural characteristics of humans and wolves, werewolves also have remarkable speed and strength. Most people believe that the werewolf is a European myth. However, its lore has spread to just about every corner of the globe. Modern fiction is filled with tales about werewolves.

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Myth of Djinn: The Shapeshifting Spirits

According to Middle Eastern Mythology, Djinn are supernatural creatures mentioned in pre-Islamic and Arabic lore. In English, they are commonly referred to as genies, meaning spirits or demons. Djinn are also known as Jinn, Djinies, or Jinnies. They can be good, evil, neutral, or known for doing their own thing.

History of Djinn

Djinn appear in various versions of lore, and in each one, they are depicted a bit differently. Djinn is described as malicious and created from smokeless fire in pre-Islamic mythology. They are not considered immortal and are akin to humans in this depiction. Djinn would travel through the desert and wilderness independently and could shapeshift. In their usual form, Djinn would be invisible.
In Muslim lore, the Djinn were still created from smokeless fire and were invisible to the human eye, but animals like dogs and donkeys could see them. Djinn have their own free will and can understand good and evil, which is why there are variants in them being demons or good-willed.
According to the Qur’an, Djinn were created to worship God just like humans. It is also said they have been on Earth longer than humans.
Djinn can take many forms and even shapeshift to look like humans. They are a large part of Islamic culture, but they are not worshipped. Since they are not considered immortal, they have a human element that makes them relatable when you look at their behavior.

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Myths and Legend of Reapers

The Reaper is a frightening creature embodying the god or angel of Death. They are represented as a skeleton dressed in a long black robe. This entity appears when your time to die has come and reaps your soul before sending you to the afterlife. Although their personality and work are as mysterious as Death itself, one thing is sure: this is not someone you want to meet anytime soon!

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The Rougarou: Werewolf of Louisiana

The rougarou (also spelled similarly as roux-ga-roux, rugaroo, and rugaru) is a mythical creature in Laurentian French communities related to popular concepts of the werewolf.
The legends of the creature known as a rougarou are as different as the spelling of its name. However, they are all linked to francophone cultures through a commonly derived belief in the loup-garou. From the French word for wolf and garou from the Frankish word of garulf (related to English werewolf), Loup is a man who transforms into a beast.

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