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Akurojin-no-hi- Japanese folklore: a ghostly floating flame. If encountered you will fall with a grave illness.

Akurojin-no-hi- Japanese folklore: a ghostly floating flame. If encountered you will fall with a grave illness.

Nabusuma- Japanese folklore: a huge flying squirrel like creature with a human face. It slams its tail down real hard and fast to be lifted in the air and then it stretches out its skin to fly.

Nabusuma- Japanese folklore: a huge flying squirrel like creature with a human face. It slams its tail down real hard and fast to be lifted in the air and then it stretches out its skin to fly.

Ushi Oni- Japanese folklore: a giant spider or crab with a head of a bovine. It is said to ward off evil spirits.

Ushi Oni- Japanese folklore: a giant spider or crab with a head of a bovine. It is said to ward off evil spirits.

Cuegle- cantabrian folklore: a tar black humanoid with three arms but with no hands. It had one horn and three eyes, each of a different color; red, green, and blue. It was about 4ft tall but immensely strong. It stole babies from their cradles. They could be warded off by placing holly leaves on the baby cradle.

Cuegle- cantabrian folklore: a tar black humanoid with three arms but with no…

Melon heads- North American legend: people or just children that have bulbous heads due to hydrocephalus. Variations if the legend exists but all revolve around a doctor Crow that experimented on children in an asylum but the kids then killed him and ran into the woods, where they kill and eat anyone who wanders into their territory.

librum-prodigiosum: “Melon heads are cryptids from North American urban legend. Described as small humanoids with grotesquely swollen heads, most of the stories come from Michigan, Ohio and Connecticut. First mentioned in the the melon heads.

Pig faced lady- European folklore: widespread belief of pig faced women was common in England, France, and Ireland. People thought it was the work of witch craft. Some thought that there was actual women that were daughters of nobleman being hidden from the world, locked in their worlds.

Pig faced lady- European folklore: widespread belief of pig faced women was…

Mannen dake- Japanese folklore: a bamboo creature that feeds off travelers that camp in the woods.

Mannen dake- Japanese folklore: a bamboo creature that feeds off travelers that camp in the woods.

Gashadokuro- Japanese folklore: giant skeletons made from the bones of people who have died because of starvation. It lurks at midnight looking for victims who are by themselves. It can be detected by a ringing in your ear.

Gashadokuro: Japanese folklore giant skeletons made from the bones of people who have died because of starvation. It lurks at midnight looking for victims who are by themselves. It can be detected by a ringing in your ear.

Dorotabo- Japanese folklore: a zombie of an old farmer that emerges from the waist up every full moon

Dorotabo- Japanese folklore: a zombie of an old farmer that emerges from the waist up every full moon

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A Complete Guide to Entities of Myth, Legend, and Folklore

Mapinguari- Brazilian folklore/cryptid: a hairy, roughly humanoid creature described with one eye, a giant mouth on its stomach, and huge claws on its hands. many believe it is a relic of the giant ground sloth.

Mapinguari- Brazilian folklore/cryptid: a hairy, roughly humanoid creature described with one eye, a giant mouth on its stomach, and huge claws on its hands. Plausible explanation: long lost ground sloth, or imaginative natives

Pelesit- Malaysian myth: a vampiric cricket. It had a saw like tail. It would enter its victim and drive them mad inside out. Its thought to be based off of the katydid.

"Pelesit is a dark spirit revered by shamans in Malay culture. It feeds on blood and work as a servant for its master. Pelesit is commonly associated .

Hokhoku- North American  folklore: a huge bird that hunts and eats humans by crushing their skulls and eating their brains.

Hokhoku- North American folklore: a huge bird that hunts and eats humans by crushing their skulls and eating their brains.

Onmorakai- Japanese folklore: a fire breathing black crane. They are the spirits of freshly buried corpses.

Onmorakai- A bird demon of the japanese folklore, this being than resembles a black crane with a humanoid face and fire breath is created from the restless spirits of fleshy dead corpses, who have not received a proper memorial service.

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