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bakechochin

Bakechochin

A bakechochin ( also Chōchin-obake ) is in Japanese folklore, a ghost lantern carried by ghosts, or obake. Bakechochin means ...
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Birds

Birds

birds In mythology and folklore, messengers to the gods, Death Omens, the souls of the dead, and carriers of the ...
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Blue-cap

Blue-cap

Blue-cap (also Blue-bonnet) In the folklore of Britain, a mine spirit who assisted the miners and expected to be paid ...
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Bridge of Souls

Bridge of Souls

A motif in folklore and mythology that is a heavenly path by which the souls of the dead travel to ...
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Broom in Ghost Lore

Broom in Ghost Lore

In the folklore of Eastern Europe and northern Italy, placing a broom beneath one’s pillow will keep away witches and ...
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Caul in Ghost Lore

A caul is a thin membrane of amniotic fluid, which sometimes inexplicably remains covering the head of a newborn child ...
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Charms against Ghosts

Charms against Ghosts

Charms against ghosts : Folklore the world over is replete with ways to ward off ghosts, prevent them from entering ...
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Crossroads in Ghost Lore

Crossroads in Ghost Lore

crossroads The meeting and parting of ways are widely associated with magic, the appearances and activities of Demons, the Devil, ...
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Dead Smell

Bad Dead Smell  - Native American legend that explains why the dead are not resurrected back to life. According to ...
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Death Cars

Death Cars

Death cars are afolklore motif in which a car carries an ineradicable SMELL of death because a previous owner died ...
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Death Omens

Death Omens

Death omens are in folklore, portents of a person’s impending death. Every culture has its own unique death omens. Death ...
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Exorcism in ghost lore

Exorcism is the expulsion of Ghosts, spirits, Demons or other entities possessing or disturbing a human being or a place ...
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Feasts and Festivals of the Dead

Feasts and festivals of the dead are celebrations that are part of the cycle of funerary activities in tribal societies ...
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Ghost Folklore - Fetch

Fetch

A fetch is in Irish and English folklore, the term for one’s Double, an apparition of a living person. The ...
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Funayuhrei

A funayuhrei is in Japanese folklore, a Ghost ship that travels silently at night or in thick fog. It appears ...
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Gashadokuro

The gashadokuro are in Japanese folklore, the ghosts of people who have starved to death. The gashadokuro (“starving skeleton”) appears ...
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Goblin

Goblin

A goblin is a small, hideous, and often mischievous or evil spirit. The prefi x “hob” is sometimes used to ...
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