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45 Scary and Disturbing Mythical Creatures from Around the World

Adze Togo, Ghana Vampire that transforms into a firefly, biting people in their sleep and - killing them. Grootslang South Africa Massive serpentine elephant that plagues a deep cave in Richtersveld. Inkanyamba South Africa Gigantic, winged eel with a voracious appetite that is associated with brutal storms. Ammit Egypt Goddess with a lion, hippo. and crocodile body. She eats the impure hearts of the souls of the dead, condemning them to be restless forever. Dybbuk Israel Malevolent possessing spirit that only departs after accomplishing its goal. Aswang Philippines Shape-shifting monster that devours unborn babies. To spot one in the daytime, look for your upside-down reflection in their eyes. Manananggal Penanggalan Philippines Malaysia Self-segmenting Detached female head bloodsucker that sprouts that flies through the night, bat-like wings and flies organs dangling, to search through the night hunting for blood but reattaches to for unborn children. the rest of her body during the day. Mongolian Death Worm Mongolia About the size of a human intestine, this worm spews corrosive yellow saliva and blasts of electricity that kill prey instantly. Diao Si Gui China Ghost of a hanging victim with a long, red tongue dangling from its gaping mouth. Tsuchinoko Kamaitachi Japan Japan Thick, snake-like creature Sickle-limbed weasel that that can jump a meter high, can cut off your limbs in the referenced in the Kojiki, the blink of an eye. oldest history book of Japan. Teke Teke Gashadokuro Japan Japan Ghost of a young girl who Gigantic skeletons formed by was cut in half by a train. the amassed bones people She drags her torso around, who died of starvation. They seeking to dismember bite off the heads of others with a scythe. travelers and drink the spraying blood. Jikininki Japan Spirits cursed to devour human corpses as punishment for leading a greedy and selfish life. Pontianak Indonesia Ghost of a woman who died while pregnant. She eats organs after clawing them out with sharp fingernails. Ittan-Momen Japan Sentient roll of cotton that smothers people until they suffocate. Ningen Japan Enormous white sea creatures with eerie humanoid features spotted by vessels in Antarctica. Ghoul Arabia Shape-shifting demon that takes on the form of the corpse it has most recently eaten. Preta India, China, Vietnam Due to poor karma in life, these spirits are afflicted with insatiable hunger for an unusual substance, such as cadavers or feces. Draugr Norway Undead with superhuman strength and stamina; immune to normal weapons. Banshee Ireland Female spirit that heralds the death of a loved one with chilling and relentless shrieks. Dullahan Ireland Headless rider that uses a human spine as a whip. If one stops riding next to you and calls out your name, you die instantly. Nuckelavee Orkney Horrific demon that appears as a skinned horse and male torso hybrid and breathes disease and decay. Redcap Scotland Wicked, murderous goblin that lingers in ruined castles. Kelpie Scotland Emits a cry that sounds like a drowning person to lure prey into the water, then plunges them into an aquatic grave. Gargoyle England Brooding creatures that are supposed to scare evil spirits away. Black Annis England Pale blue witch with iron talons and a taste for humans, especially children. Minotaur Typhon Arachne Black Dog England Omen of death, associated with electrical storms, crossroads, and sites of execution. Greece Beast with the head of a bull and body of a man that stalks through a labyrinth, surviving on human sacrifices. Greece Gargantuan beast with serpent limbs. Only Zeus was able to defeat him and banish him to the underworld. Greece Weaver who challenged Athena to a contest but was punished for her hubris by being turned into a spider. Lou Carcolh Nalusa Falaya Cerberus Greece Multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld and prevents the dead from leaving. France Serpentine mollusc that lives in underground caverns and swallows victims whole. Choctaw Long, black beings that slither and melt into shadows. Wendigo Algonquian Cannibalistic monsters, possibly once human until starvation and greed drove them into madness. Dover Demon Massachusetts, U.S. Gangly creature with glowing eyes, first spotted lurking on a stone wall in 1977. Yee Jersey Devil Dagwanoenyent Naaldlooshiit New Jersey, U.S. Iroquois Navajo Flying, hoofed biped with a Giant head with wings that Witches that manipulate blood-curdling scream, terrorized a tribe after medicinal magic to reputed to be the young men killed and transform into coyotes and unwanted 13th child of a decapitated the elders. amass wealth. witch who cursed it. - La Ciguapa Dominican Republic Enchanting woman with backward feet that lures men into the woods. Chupacabra Puerto Rico Heavy, spiked creature that moves fast and feeds gruesomely on livestock blood. Yara-Ma Drop Bear Yha-Who Australia Ferocious marsupials that Australia attack from trees but can be Short, red vampire that deterred by placing forks in the drinks blood through hair, having Vegemite spread octopus-like suckers on its behind the ears, or speaking in hands and feet. After a an Australian accent. nap, it will vomit out the meal. Bunyip Australia Grotesque water spirit that lurks in swamps and creeks, hungry for human flesh. Costume CRAZE

45 Scary and Disturbing Mythical Creatures from Around the World

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Celebrate Friday the 13th with 15 horrifying creatures from around the globe. Adze Togo, Ghana Vampire that transforms into a firefly, biting people in their sleep and - killing them. Grootslang Sou...
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