FREE 6 Poster Set for teaching the subgenres of Folktales: Fairy Tale, Tall Tale, Fable, Myth, & Legend.  Visit my blog for more reading and literature freebies!  http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

FREE 6 Poster Set for teaching the subgenres of Folktales: Fairy Tale, Tall Tale, Fable, Myth, & Legend. Visit my blog for more reading and literature freebies! http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Aswang. Philippines. An inherently evil vampire-like creature. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century. Aswangs are shapeshifters. cats, pigs, birds, and most commonly, dogs. They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs or their homes.

Aswang. Philippines. An inherently evil vampire-like creature. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century. Aswangs are shapeshifters. cats, pigs, birds, and most commonly, dogs. They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs or their homes.

STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth.  One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as…

STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth. One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as…

In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London  #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian

In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian

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