Tag Archives: Legends

Beware the Baba Yaga

In Eastern European foklore, the Baba Yaga is a witch or supernatural entity often describes as a hideous old woman. Legends mention she wears or dress, with bright glowing read eyes, claws and pointed teath. The Baba Yaga is said to libe in a hut deep in the woods surrounded by a fence made from the bones of her victims. Often children are told to listen to their parents or behave otherwise the Baba Yaga would come for them.

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The Dhampir

In Albanian folklore, a dhampir is the offspring of a vampire and a human. There are stories where husbands that became vampires returned back home to couple with their wives as they once did in life. Also, myths mention these undead beings would have strong sexual drives resulting in the deflowering of virgins. Often, the birth of a dhampir was horrifying and tragic. The legend may had arose to explain birth defects and deformatives. The dhampir possessed supernatural ablities such as enhanced physical traits, see the invisible, immunities to sickness, and cast magic. There are tales where those who claimed to be a dhampir were employed as vampire hunters.

Attack Of The Tall Women

Taka onna were once ordinary women who were not attractive to marry or even find work at a brothel. After death, through jealousy and angry, they transformed into ugly, malicious monsters haunting the red light districts. This yokai appears as an ordinary homely woman wondering back alley ways where they stretch out their bodies several meter height peeking to the windows of brothels. Often the taka onna seeks to scare humans, but some stories say she also looks for lustful young men to devour.

When Trees Talks

In legends throughout Europe and the Middle East, Oracular Trees are trees attributed with the ability to speak with individuals directly or those with spiritual powers. Some myths describes these plants to possess human characteristics such a month, human face or the upper torso of a women. Oracular tree were gifted in knowledge, insight to the future or hold a connection to the divine. Often these beings were consulted for divinatory purposes such as by Druids in England.

Where’s My Baby?

In 1826, Ann Roche was arrested for the murder of her grandson, Michael Leahy. Michael was a four years old boy, who was unable to stand or walk or even speak. Ann bathed the boy for three days in a river and on the third day she held the child under the water, drowning him. During the trail, she maintained her innocence claiming Michael was a changeling and she only intended to wash the fairy out of the boy.

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