Tag Archives: Myth

Yurei Hails For A Taxi

I remember one Halloween, when I was 6 or 7 years old, wanting to dress in something scary while trick or treating. Around that time, my whole understanding of scary monsters were ghosts, dragons, bridge troll or any villain from a fairy tale. Keep in mind this was all before the Internet, DVD s, and even before VCR s with the only access to entertainment included books along with 12 channels on television. My final choice was a ghost and with mom’s help I dawn on the classic costume of an old bed sheet that had two eye holes cut out. This Halloween will have many spirits floating around as we look into the Japanese lore of Yurei in this week’s installment about monsters of nightmares.

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Night of the Revenant

Ever since I was a teenager, I loved watching a good zombie flick, especially those old B-rated ones. Over the years, I saw both the original and remakes of Night of the Living Dead, the George A. Romero’s films and recently started following The Walking Dead. When the first PlayStation came out, I played almost every zombie game there was after the release of Resident Evil. Now most likely about everyone is familiar with the concept of vampires and zombies thanks to Hollywood and other forms of media. Would you believe there are other types of undead to exist in folklore throughout the world. In a three parts series, I would like to introduce other creatures know to rise from the grave by starting with the revenant.

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Historical Werewolves: Gilles Garnier

The werewolf, also called lycanthrope, is a mythical human that possesses the ability to transform into a wolf by either spell, curse or natural ability. Legends of this creature exists in many folklore throughout the world. Do werewolves walk the earth or are merely the creation of nightmares from the human imagination? In Europe, for centuries many lived in fear that the creature was all but too real. There are documented incidents of people attacked by unusually large wolves along with accounts of individuals accuses of being a lycanthrope. Whether they were serial killers, murders, cannibals, or even innocents, hundreds were trailed, tortured and then executed as a werewolf. In a three part series I am posting articles on historical cases involving those believed to have been the shape shifter. We begin with Gilles Garnier

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The Green Children of Woolpit

I remember as a kid watching an old movie based on Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth and became fascinated by the idea of another world existing within the world. As a grew, I discovered the concept of an underworld lies not only with works of fictions but also in conspiracy theories, religion and legends. Over the years I read what I could on this subject from the hollow earth theory to underground civilizations. There was this one interesting story I came across told more than 800 years ago about two green children who emerged from the earth that I would like to share.

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