Tag: Scary Monster Lore

Scary Monsters ~ Zombies

A zombie is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse. Zombies are most commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works. The term comes from Haitian folklore, where a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various methods, most commonly magic. Zombies are featured widely

Scary Monsters ~ Demons

A supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore. In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered a harmful spiritual entity, below the heavenly planes which may cause demonic possession,

Scary Monster Lore ~ The Banshee

“The woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman” a female spirit in Irish mythology who heralds the death of a family member, usually by shrieking or keening. The banshee is often described in Gaelic lore as wearing red or green, usually with long, disheveled hair (usually described as red

Scary Monster Lore ~ Ghosts

The soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as

Scary Monster Lore ~ Werewolves

Werewolves It’s unclear exactly when and where the werewolf legend originated. Some scholars believe the werewolf made its debut in The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest known Western prose, when Gilgamesh jilted a potential lover because she had turned her previous mate into a wolf. Werewolves made another early appearance

Scary Monster Lore ~ Vampires

Vampires While most people can name several elements of vampire lore, there are no firmly established characteristics. Some vampires are said to be able to turn into bats or wolves; others can’t. Some are said not to cast a reflection, but others do. Holy water and sunlight are said to

Scary Monster Lore ~ Witches, Shamans & Blood Witches

Witches More of the traditional style of witches, they use herbs, potions and rituals to create the outcomes they desire. They’re very studious, they learn as much as they can about the world as it is seen and the world they know is hidden from the rest. They’re adept at

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