Thoth is one of the most important deities in Egyptian mythology. He is considered to be the God who overcame the curse of Ra. He helped Nut give birth to five children. He helped in removing the poison from Horus’s body and also helped bring Osiris back from the dead. Thoth was considered the messenger of God and was well known for his good and kind deeds.
Thoth was believed to be the heart and tongue of Ra. He was the one who persuaded the fiery eye of Ra, Tefnut, back to the kingdom. Thoth is said to have possessed the strongest magical powers in the whole world. He was also considered to be the Moon God who every day morning greeted Ra, the Sun God.
He was also known as a great writer, a kind guide, and a person with great powers of persuasion.
Much has been said about the physical appearance of Thoth. He is usually thought to have had the head of an ibis on a human body (as pictured right). Sometimes he was depicted as a person with the body of a man and the head of a dog baboon.
Thoth’s cult centre is said to be Hermopolis. the book of thoth is a mystical book of spells and knowledge. It is said that anyone who reads it will become a great magician, at the cost of great personal pain.
Beelzebub is a notorious character in Middle Eastern mythology. The name was derived from the phrase “Ba’al Zebub” which means Lord of the Flies.
In modern times Beelzebub is often used synonymous with the devil.
Beelzebub was also known as Belzebuth or Baalzebub. He is believed to have been the controller and creator of the flies in the Philistine city of Ekron. He is said to be associated with diseases, especially diseases associated with flies swarming around corpses. He is also believed to use pride to tempt people for his evil purposes.
Beelzebub is one of the oldest and most demonic figures ever. His strength surpassed the extremes of evil and thus he was termed the “King of fallen Gods”. He is also considered the ruler of the infernal regions.
Philistines hated flies and they believed that everything was created by the Almighty except the flies, which were created by Satan. Beelzebub was therefore sometimes known as the prince of flies.
Beelzebub’s Cyrenean name is Achor, or the Prince of devils.
The bunyip is a mythical creature (a lake monster ) from Australian folklore; the word itself means “devil” or “spirit.” According to Aboriginal legend, the bloodthirsty bunyip inhabited swamps, riverbeds, billabongs the stagnant backwaters of a river, and even wells, and lay in wait at night to devour any animal or person lurking nearby although it was said to have a particular fondness for the sweet flesh of women and children. The legend also held that the bunyip was a very aggressive hairy animal with supernatural powers.
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is a bat winged humanoid and a phenomenon that comes from the Russian Far East around the Primorskiy Kray Territory. A hunter spotted the beast several years ago in the immense taiga forest as it flew over his fire. The bat man or letayuschiy chelovek, which translates, as ‘flying human’ is also famed for its eerie cry, likened to a woman’s scream but ending in a ‘lugubrious howl’.
a creature reported to be of ape-like appearance that inhabits the mountains in central Asia, Although not as well known as the Yeti and Bigfoot stories about the Alma suggest that it is a creature more akin to a hairy human than an ape.
According to Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a ghost or disturbed soul that possesses the body of a living being. In early biblical and Talmudic accounts they are called “ruchim,” which means “spirits” in Hebrew. During the 16th century spirits became known as “dybbuks,” which means “clinging spirit” in Yiddish.
In many stories a dybbuk is portrayed as a disembodied spirit. It is the soul of someone who has died but is unable to move on for one of many reasons. In stories that assume there is an afterlife where the wicked are punished, the dybbuk will sometimes be described as a sinner who is seeking refuge from the punishments of the afterlife. A variation on this theme deals with a soul that has suffered “karet,” which means that it has been cut off from God because of evil deeds the person did during their life. Yet other tales portray dybbuks as spirits that have unfinished business among the living.
Many stories about dybbuks maintain that because spirits are housed inside bodies, wandering spirits must possess a living thing. In some cases this can be a blade of grass or an animal, though frequently a person is the dybbuk’s preferred choice. The people most often portrayed as being susceptible to possession are women and those living in homes with neglected mezuzot. The stories interpret the neglected mezuzah as an indication that the people in the home are not very spiritual.
In some cases a spirit that hasn’t left this world is not called a dybbuk. If the spirit was a righteous person who is lingering to serve as a guide to the living, the spirit is called a “maggid.” If the spirit belonged to a righteous ancestor, it is called an “ibbur.” The difference between a dybbuk, maggid and ibbur is really in how the spirit acts in the story.
is a strange phenomenon that has its origins in Samoa. Like the wailing banshees of Ireland, believed to predict the imminent death of someone in the household; death clicks are the sudden onset of persistent and loud clicking that sounds throughout the house of someone who is going to die soon
a phenomenon that is native to a tiny coral isle in the Southern Gilbert Group. The whistling ghosts are also known as the taani-kanimomoi or whistlers. They are believed to be the ghosts of newly deceased relatives, who live in the air and fly up and down the islands learning everything that is going on. They are said to pass on their knowledge to anyone capable of understanding their whistling speech.
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