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Jewish folklore - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

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Community Post: 50 Mythical Creatures That Need More Face-Time

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The Rougarou or Loup Garou (Loup is French for wolf, and garou -from Frankish garulf, cognate with English werewolf- is a man who transforms into an animal.

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In Finnish folklore, Ajatar (also known as Ajattara or Ajattaro) is an evil female spirit of the forest, “the devil of the woods”. She has many forms and depending on the description, she’s said to be a witch, a ghost, a snake or a dragon. Ajatar spreads diseases and plague and anyone who looks at her becomes sick. It was believed that Ajatar was the reason why people got lost in the woods and her name is probably derived from the Finnish word ajattaa; ‘to lead’, ‘to pursue’.

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Nordic folklore

Nordic folklore

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In English folklore, a boggart (or bogart) is a household spirit which causes mischief and things to disappear, milk to sour, and dogs to go lame. Always malevolent, the boggart will follow its family wherever they flee. In Northern England, at least, there was the belief that the boggart should never be named, for when the boggart was given a name, it would not be reasoned with nor persuaded, but would become uncontrollable and destructive.

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The white deer. In Norwegian folklore, it is believed that if you catch him, he will grant you one wish.

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These are just a few of the terrifying myths, monsters, and ghouls from around the world.

Halloween scares from around the world in chilling infographic

These are just a few of the terrifying myths, monsters, and ghouls from around the world.

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celtic werewolf - Google Search

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wintherharlekin: “ Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway) Pictures: Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer Fossegrimen by...

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