A Draugr is a creature of Nordic mythology similar to a vampire, though the original Norse meaning of the word is “ghost”. Draugar were believed to be the bodies of the dead. Views differ on whether the personality and soul of the dead person lingers in the draugr.Unlike the vampires of Eastern European lore, Draugr are savage nightwalkers who possess superhuman strength, the ability to alter their size at will, being able to escape from their mound as a wisp of smoke or become so enormous that they can crush their opponents easily.
Avenue of the Dead & Pyramid of the Sun (view from Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico - Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in Basin of Mexico, 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, containing some of the largest Mesoamerican pyramids built in pre-Columbian Americas. The name means "where man met the gods." Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals.
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Ancient Folklore and Myths of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland - The Cù Sìth of Scottish mythology is an enormous, otherworldly hound, said to haunt the Scottish Highlands. Roughly the size of a large calf, the Cù Sìth was said to be black in color with shaggy fur and a long braided tail. The Cù Sìth was feared as a harbinger of death and would appear to bear away the soul of a person to the afterlife (Grim Reaper). Cù Sìth literally means "barrow hound".