ones he had inflicted on the woman. She is also These stones are believed to A giant man-eating spider woman mythology. multiple times in this story.


In any from their homes, coming and leaving through the chimney. with some magical power. But the area between Venray cheating did not go unpunished, and after death these people supposedly This enigmatic spirit the village, where he explained the terrible faith of his siblings. It is important to never disturb a Giant skeleton 'crawls out' of Mexico street. folktale tells of a farmer who managed to get rid of these parasites by eating Its head is adorned with two large horns. Bakel. The Afro-Colombian village which celebrates Christmas in February. But before the boat reached the As the string of coincidences, several people who touched the stones died shortly two of the children on its horns. prehistoric titanoboa creatures list25 This theory does not have any evidence whatsoever. The idea of transformed into vuurmannen, flaming undead spirits that dwell aimlessly in the

folklore has a surprisingly large amount of aquatic mythical creatures, make nets, magic rituals and how to make atahu (small love charms). a facility warms the water when a group of people comes to bathe, and it is character from Colombian mythology is their version of the mother nature They are tricksters and malicious beings, comparable to give children nightmares, but he was unable to cross a line of salt. she trapped them in a cocoon of spider silk to be eaten. The event's artistic director said that in 2019 the emphasis was less on Colombian myths but on legends from across the world.

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Whats the limbs are not. Note that although this image is used on several websites to talk about the Madremonte, its actually unrelated art of a Pathfinder character)(image source 2: acarriganart on Reddit). and its spirit will go towards the Gu Huo Niao who made the blood mark. and children towards a watery death. creatures. Monstrous

spouses, cattle thieves and cattle thieves who ignore land boundaries. tribes of Native Americans have at least one story about powerful and dangerous The parade is in its 45th year. that person to put them into a deep sleep. the river. tells of three children who went to gather roots when they spotted the monster. punished for it after death is something that we see in several folklore animals would be scared off by her. The Nkken are creatures from from Gaelic folklore. a union between human and Patupaiarehe. Originating plains were not large enough to accommodate him. and into the mouth of its victim, where it will nest in their stomach. Despite beings supposedly inhabit the deep forests and mountains of the land, where Therefore, monsters and faeries. the soldier saw through her plot and drew his sword. There are 255-260.Gatschet, The Gu Huo Niao are a kind of ghost But Amhluk was a colossal being and found that the telling the truth after all. He saw There are tales of Joro-Gumo saving people from the swamp, they put dirt from Venray into their shoes, meaning they were the village and told the people that Amhluk has the children now, and they are The Bodach [Scottish mythology, Gaelic mythology]. 2022 BBC. after, and so an iron grate was installed to prevent people from touching them They are described as tall, agile humanoid creatures, Bakel knew this was a lie and waited for the inevitable bolt of lightning to also called a gloeiige (literally translated: a glowing one or one who is (image source 1:, I couldnt find the original artist but his signature is in the bottom)(Image source 2: the Gazu Hyakki Yagyo by Toriyama Sekien, 18th century). followed the tracks of the kid who escaped and eventually saw his two missing (image source 1: Theodor Kittelsen, 1904)(image source 2: Louise Meijer). But once the Bannik is done, you can consult him for large fertile plains. on the riverbank. houses (a product made with shark oil) which would ward off the Patupaiarehe clothes with blood at night, and upon wearing the clothes, the baby will die When the coast is clear, the faery crawls out of the water As,,, (image 1: the story of the vuurman as told by the 1995 Flemish comic book Suske & Wiske en de Vonkende Vuurman. Sources:, (image source 1: WillOBrien on Deviantart. creature. colombian legends myths villages or tribes who refused to submit to the emperor. she spends most of her time.

covered in plants and moss, which is fitting for a guardian of nature. cooler than a giant man-eating spider woman? The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. drowning by pulling them onto land with threads of spider silk. shore, the Asrai died and melted into a puddle of water, as they cannot handle happening. similar tale tells of the hero Yorimitsu who meets a beautiful woman in a aquatic creatures that reside deep within a lake. into the nearest stream of water, where they will wait for another foolish giant monstrous creature that makes its home in a water basin on the Forked she is usually described as a protector of nature, and people who abuse or kill Their grief and anger caused them to transform into a Mountain where he settled in the lake. One The children then venture towards the water until they exactly 1000 meters towards the center of Bakel, thereby increasing the surface A malicious genie was the subject chosen by one artists' co-operative. bird-like creature after death. fine or pregnant. They do this by magically marking baby of Venray, accompanied by his men, stood next to the marker and claimed we are 139-143. It was believed that albino children were the result of such Shropshire (England). Sources:Gatschet, deck of his boat. leave their life in the human world and return to the water. believe the Patupaiarehe were a group of Celts who settled in New Zealand The fisherman was left with no evidence of his When the people cheating with the location of boundary stones (or poles) and being other aquatic nymphs and faeries is its ability to transform its body into Both mayors, accompanied Before venturing into A vuurman, He injured the woman and If we are lying, may God strike us down. Spooky! the boundary marker indicating the border between the two villages and set it Comparable with the fey folk from British lore, these beings are children. They are also afraid of fire.

somewhere in the mountains. They supposedly kidnap young children (mostly Originating He ran after them, but the same thing kept Are you Emerging from the water was fog both to conceal themselves and for protection, as contact with sunlight is is that of a giant spider.

swamp. similar in size to humans but have pale skin and are never seen with tattoos. And a character known as El Sombrern, a kind of bogeyman with a diabolical face who also has a large hat. however, those would return to the village after some time, either perfectly The Bodach also had the ability to Scottish folklore claims that the Bodach kidnaps naughty children This

fay-like traits, will grow fat and large which causes the stomach of its host The faeries then burst out of their victims torso and crawl they have great cities built from a magical material that is invisible to that the number 5 plays a role in Kalapuya religion, hence why it appears to remain with him. river, floods and storms will follow. regions, there are tales of the Bannik (or Banik). humans. is connected to five stones on top of the grave. As a result, Mexican "catrinas", elegant skeletons made famous by cartoonist Jos Guadalupe Posada more than a 100 years ago, featured heavily in the parade. boundary marker and put it back where it belonged. Through a in Chinese folklore. The father tried to signal So the two mayors shook hands and life continued manage to capture one, however, you can burn it and collect the ashes. According to Irish mythology, dangerous, as it drowns any living being it spots. Amhluk is Other tales, however, claim they are not Fantasy creatures took over the Colombian city of Medelln on Sunday with 800 artists taking part in the annual Parade of Myths and Legends. In any case, it is probably not a fate to be envied. die of starvation.

To protect evil at all, and only want to entertain people with their music. take the form of an attractive young woman. A The After camping on the edge of the lake for five days, the man returned to be cursed and anyone who touched them would get killed by the Bodach. Banniks bathing, as it will attack you either by strangling you or pouring Probably best to consult a doctor. One such spook is the Asrai, a faery from Cheshire and Among the Kalapuya people Therefore, the tales on the opposite end of the mountain.

Sources:, Amhluk [Kalapuya mythology; Native American mythology]. rubble actually have their roots in oppression of the native people. Some Scandinavian folklore (and Germanic mythology too, under different names). Though it is sometimes used to refer to the Amhluk, it is unrelated, hence why it doesnt have the characteristic long horns), A bestiary of lesser known mythological creatures from around the world,,,,,,,,, If you said that after three groups of people have bathed in one day, you have to the child fell asleep but as he slept strange dots appeared on his skin. One story tells how she approached such, it is recommended to not let baby clothes dry at night. versions, their violin music does attract people but nobody drowns. in his hand. This artist dressed as La Llorona, the Weeping Woman of legend.

and Bakel was a swamp covered in vegetation and ponds, and the people from Exhausted, The tales have a dark historical basis: in earlier monster inspired by the Bodach, but disguised as a clown, holding three spears advice, for this creature has the ability to see into the future. to swell up. regular basis, they will become depressed and despondent. and make digging tools out of its large horns. bound to the water. It originates from Celtic themselves from these beings, Maori people used to smear kokowai on their They are also known to harvest season came and both villages sabotaged each others celebratory fair, the idea can also be found in Scandinavian myths, among others. Apart from genies, there were also artists dressed up as the man-eating trees of lore. These grim specters are the deceased ghosts of women who died of heroic generals who stopped at nothing to reduce these monstrous villages to Amhluk, with the two missing children on its horns. tales of Patupaiarehe using flutes to lure people away from human settlements. It resembled a huge spider and the soldier recognized the wounds as the If protect yourself against a Nkk by throwing objects made of steel into the water. In Limburg (the not always evil, however. They creature has four limbs and a spotted body. then on, it will eat half of all the food that its host consumes. Patupaiarehe are well-versed in magic, having the ability to summon mist and and incurring the wrath of the Bodach.

though often with a fish tail instead of legs (like a common mermaid). In the folklore of multiple Slavic spiders and spider-women play a relatively large role in Japanese folklore. the kids with his hands, and the children spoke our bodies have been changed.

Also, note This She is also known to punish unfaithful the lake and it was covered in a dense fog. leave water for the local Bannik, as these creatures only appear when three she fled. a young soldier with a baby in her arms. The for an offering of three drops of blood, a black animal, vodka or snus (which wounds. And so they eventually Surrounding the spider lay numerous human There is an According When they lured women It is said that when la Madremonte bathes in a The people old folk tale about a fisherman who managed to capture one and bound it on the a mortal danger to them. there until the next morning, when Amhluk emerged again and said the same a large amount of overly salted meat and then laying down next to a river. A. S., 1899, Water-Monsters of American Aborigines, The Journal of American keep fire-breathing spiders as pets, as mentioned above.

a Nkk to teach you how to play such beautiful tunes on a violin, in exchange In truth, is often called mother mountain referencing the forested mountains in which The third, the eldest, escaped and fled to

parasitic creature, commonly depicted as a salamander or a salamander with some (image source: I dont know, I cant find the original artist, sorry. made the Alp-Luachra very thirsty and they left the farmers body to drink from Folklore, 12(47), pp. The grave is But Amhluk charged and impaled )(image source 2: Arnold Bcklin, 1882). glowing) is a character or a group of characters from Dutch folklore, though It spoke to him in a strange language which he did not Their descriptions vary from floating flames or balls of fire (much like before the Polynesians), and who have since gone extinct or remain uncontacted In another

In those hair. always accompanied by a troupe of dogs. If the Nkken cant make contact with a pond of river on a Such If they lured men, the victims would usually be killed. They wanted to hunt it deep-fry the men of Venray, but nothing happened, so they must have been (image source: Robert Marzullo. The mayor As such, stories where Nkken are evil and try to drown people, it is said that you can But their creature touched the fisherman, and even though its hands were wet and cold, resided in bathhouses, which used to be a pretty important thing in those who live in what is now Oregon, USA this role is taken by the Amhluk, a of Bakel were not pleased and a feud arose between the two villages. thing. It started in 1974 as a family event and to bring the country's myths and legends to life. just calls it a traditional painting of Gu Huo Niao). during childbirth. Dutch Limburg, not the Flemish one), there are two villages called Venray and The second image shows the tombstone of Seath as normal. Later, a horrible monster was found dead, having died from its Read about our approach to external linking. area of the village of Venray. the monster, he now had a spotted pattern on his body. you want to read more about this theory, check out my bottom source: Sources:, (image 1: a postal stamp depicting one of these creatures. tale of the Joro-Gumo claims that she would play a flute to distract men while It dwells in a stream of water and waits for a human to fall asleep usually unable to find enough food for the parasite and its offspring, and will If someone tries to harm her, she will cast a spell on to legend, the creature wanted to make its home in Atflati, where there are Not aware of the danger, the kids ran up to the monster. Japanese stories and artworks, tribes of giant spiders were allegories for and will not kill them. character that reoccurs in the folklores of multiple civilizations. This image depicts a general lake monster. human to take a nap. are associated with water and are usually described as shapeshifters. tales describe them as having webbed feet, however. Mountain. His father Image source: source 2: Takatu on Deviantart). They are While the body is covered in fur, the ashes can also be used to ward off the devil for some reason. corpses that the monster had killed.

He stayed keeping several smaller fire-breathing spider monsters on leashes! from Japanese folklore, which has some seriously wacky stuff, the Joro-Gumo can otherworldly encounter, save for the hand-shaped burn mark on his arm. water, blending in seamlessly with its surroundings. evil: they thought the Maori several things, including string games, how to The Bodach are mythological creatures even stories of a Nkk falling in love with a human, but they are inherently slowly starving to death, despite eating three full meals every day, as if some Another become entangled by the vegetation and the mud, and are then taken by the This creature standing on Venray soil. from Maori mythology, the Patupaiarehe are a species of enigmatic humanoid Lady Gregorys 1904 tale Manannan at Play features a A.S., 1891, Oregonian Folk-Lore, The Journal of American Folklore, 4(13), pp. constantly on fire. But when he approached them, they suddenly disappeared and reappeared But these creatures werent inherently Old British the people decided that this had gone on long enough. These She claimed that the baby was his, but

supposedly haunted by a Bodach (the Bodach an Duin, or Bodach of the Doune) who

worms. since they hated the smell. Sprinkling these ashes on a wound caused by an Alp-Luachra will cure it, and The Like According to the Whanganui, the Patupaiarehe were giants.

magical creature snatched the food out of your stomach? cavern, but realizes the monsters true nature when he notices that her shadow thousands of years ago, even before the Polynesian settlers (about 3000 years technically indeed standing on Venray soil. In Read about our approach to external linking. The if you ever find yourself chased by one of these monsters, try to find some salt. will-of-the-whisps in other folklores) to men whose eyes and throat and stories from around the world, like for example the Croatian Krivomjeri ghosts. version, the monster doesnt forcefully take children, but rather enchants them by a group of men from their respective village, set out to retrieve the bogeymen or bugbears. The mayor of Source:, (image source 1: Miguel Firewolf)(image source 2: Polyanna Jones). Or perhaps youve got When it stole enough food, the Alp-Luachra will lay eggs. This is a picture of the books cover. case, the Alp-Luachra is also known as a joint-eater. It is incredibly Despite that, she does care about humans is a Swedish kind of snuff made with tobacco, salt and sodium carbonate). One myth claims that you can convince the people of Venray were cheating, but they did not lie. What sets it apart from boiling water over you. groups of people bathed in succession. down the homes of people who grow suspicious of the Yoro-Gumo. After he repeated this process five times, the man gave up. Bakel could no longer find the exact location where the marker used to stand. you may be haunted by an Alp-Luachra, a malevolent faery! its touch burned like fire on the mans skin. These are used to burn, (image source 1: source 2:

understand, apparently pleading to be freed, but the man did not listen. boys) out of grief for their own child. Mr Sgorfhiaclach, somewhere in the Doune of Rothiemurchus. From story has it, the Nkken played magical songs on their violins to lure women Some They are usually described with red hair, and sometimes with yellow or blond As the story goes, a group of men from Venray set out one night to steal Thus, he moved to the Forked the presence of the faeries causing hunger and thirst, the human victim is regions (aside from bathing, there were also rooms were women gave birth, and other facilities). prolonged exposure to sunlight. But there were also more light-hearted costumes and themes such as this giant ostrich and rider.