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’.
Draugen was originally a dead person, an old man, whether he lived in the heap (the Norse called haugbúi) or set out to haunt the living. In recent folklore, it was customary to limit the shape of a ghost of a dead fish that had driven the sea, and that was not buried in consecrated ground. It was said that he wore leather right, but had a tang vase to head, sailed in a half boat with ripped sails and alerted death for those who saw him or even wanted to pull them down
"Daughter of the Sea". Selkies are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.