Within the Navajo belief system, there resides a special type of spirit known as a chindi. Normally the byproduct of violence—whether accidental or during warfare—a chindi is made up of everything that was bad about the person who died. Failing to properly honor the burial of a person can also bring about a chindi, as well as even mentioning the deceased’s name, which is why the Navajo don’t speak of their dead. Sometimes the chindi would even terrorize an entire family for decades, as in the c…
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'Anubis' by MelUran. Anubis is seen as the guide who directs the dead either to Osiris or the worser fate of Ammit. Those souls who were found to be pure, were led by Anubis to Osiris. It was also believed that Anubis held the important role of overseeing the embalming and mummification of the dead. Some versions credit the mummification of Osiris' body following his death to Anubis. The daughter of Anubis, Kabechet, is frequently seen as his assistant in the mummification process of the dead.
In Norse mythology, Rán (Old Norse "sea") is a sea goddess. She is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together. She had a net in which she tried to capture men who ventured out on the sea She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift. (wiki)
Leave it to the Icelanders to have a Christmas monster more terrifying than the Krampus. Everyone, meet Grýla, an ogress that lives in a mountain-top lair who descends from said lair on Christmas to punish naughty children. And by “punish” I mean eat them - her favorite dish was a stew of naughty kids. When she’s not consuming children, she’s also the mother of the Yule Lads, a group of miscreants who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus.
Following her death in 1860, this woman was stuffed & displayed as when she was alive. Born with hypertrichosis, her features were gorilla-like; her nose & ears especially large, face covered with hair, & a double pair of teeth. Her husband had originally purchased her & worked her as a performer. She had a child with the same condition who died after 3 days. She died five days after that (complications from birth), & her husband had both her & the baby mummified & placed in a glass cabinet.
Swedish Hustomte: The Naturally mummified body of a swedish "Hustomte" or housegnome. dated 1866 ~Hustomten comes from scandinavian folklore and is a gnome that is said help the farmer and cares for the lifestock, he has a fierce temperament and is very traditional. If he gets upset he will bring misery to the household ~The label reads- "This litte housegnome was found by my father, Jan Peter Peterson, in the winter of 1866 inside the old barn wall. He was already lifeless ~by Jacob Petersson *