A mythological beast from the Inuit: Qallupilluk. The Qallupilluit. are ocean creatures that steals lone children through cracks in the ice. No one is sure why they steal children. Some speculate loneliness. Others speculate dinner. Some variations of Qallupilluit mythology say that the child stolen will either die or turn into a mermaid to live underwater with the Qallupilluk that took them.
Likho, is an embodiment of evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology, a creature with one eye, often depicted as an old, skinny woman in black(One-eyed Likho) or as an evil male goblin of forests. Rather than being included in the major canon of the Slavic belief system, the Likho is traditionally found in skazky, or tales of fantasy and adventure equivalent to Western fairy tales.
The Navajo Skinwalker -These people are witches that shapeshift into animals using magic animal skins. These people are evil to the core, bent on nothing more than destroying the lives of those around them.
Psoglav (Serbian: Псоглави, literally doghead) is a chthonic demonic mythical creature in Serbian mythology; belief about it existed in parts of Bosnia and Montenegro. Psoglav was described as having a human body with horse legs, and dog's head with iron teeth and a single eye on the forehead. Psoglavs were described to live in caves, or in a dark land, which has plenty of gemstones, but no sun. They practice anthropophagy, by eating people, or even digging out corpses from graves to eat…
In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. Generally, in all mythologies the most evil and deadly demons are depicted as women.
The yuki-onna (雪女, snow woman) is a snow woman ghost that despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals that get lost traveling in the snowy mountains. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints. There have been many stories about Yuki-onna in both written and oral form....
Kikimora by Ivan Bilibin | 1934. Kikimora is a Slavic house spirit that is both beneficial and detrimental depending on the situation. She will tend the chickens and look after housekeeping if a house is well-kept, but if vexed she will break dishes, make noises in the night, and cause a general sense of unease.
Scathach Goddess of: the Dead and Battle Mythology: Gaelic/Irish/Scottish Name means: “Shadow”, “Shade”, “She who strikes fear”, “The Fierce Woman” AKA: Scota, Scatha Ruler of: Isle of Shadows http://celtic-deities.tumblr.com/post/24947728403/scathach
The Irish legend of the Children of Lir is about a stepmother transforming her children into swans for 900 years. In the legend The Wooing of Etain, the king of the Sidhe (subterranean-dwelling, supernatural beings) transforms himself and the most beautiful woman in Ireland, Etain, into swans to escape from the king of Ireland and Ireland's armies. The swan has recently been depicted on an Irish commemorative coin.
In Sioux mythology, Whope is the daugher of the Sun Wi (the all-knowing Dakota spirit of the sun) and the moon. She is a goddess of peace and the wife of the south wind. When Whope visited he earth, she gave the Dakota Indians a pipe as a symbol of peace. Later she became the White Buffalo Calf Woman to the Lakota Indians.
.A Phooka is a very dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great fearsome black animals so that they can scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks (like Harvey the rabbit of Jimmy Stewart movie fame) other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom.
Grýla by Þrándur Þórarinsson Grýla, is in Icelandic mythology, a horrifying monster and a giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. She is said to come from the mountains at Christmas in search of naughty children. The Grýla legend has been frightening to the people of Iceland for many centuries - her name is even mentioned in Snorri Sturluson’s thirteenth century Edda. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children – her favourite dish was a stew of naughty kids and…