Spirits

Adachigahara

Adachigahara

Adachigahara In Japanese folklore, a cannibalistic woman spirit, portrayed with a kitchen knife, sometimes preparing to kill a child. According ...
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Adamu

Adamu

Adamu Red Origin: Chaldea The similarity of Adamu’s name to the biblical Adam is no accident: their names are etymologically ...
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Ahura

Ahura

Ahura The Shining Ones Origin: Iran (Persia) The Ahuras are a class of spirits, first venerated by the Magi. In ...
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Akuma

Akuma

Akuma In Japanese folklore, an evil spirit who carries a sword and a huge head with flaming eyes. One day ...
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Anacaona

Anacaona

Anacaona The Golden Flower Also known as: Anakaona Origin: Taino When Columbus arrived in the Western Hemisphere in 1492, the ...
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Anat-Yaho

Anat-Yaho

Anat-Yaho Origin: Jewish Anat-Yaho is a path of Anat as the consort of Yaho, among the public names of the ...
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Ancestors

Ancestors

Ancestors Dead relatives serve as guardians and intercessors, watching out for you from beyond the grave. Personal ancestral spirits may ...
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Animal Spirits

Animal Spirits

Animal Also known as: Animal Totem; Animal Ally Animal spirits provide us with protection, knowledge, and psychic inspiration. They appear ...
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Apu

Apu

Apu Origin: Andes Mountains Apus are spirits of Andean mountain peaks. An Apu is simultaneously: • The sacred spirit of ...
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Cauld Lad of Hilton

Cauld Lad of Hilton

Cauld Lad of Hilton A helpful but mischievous spirit, half BROWNIE and half ghost, who once haunted Hilton Castle in ...
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Domovik

Domovik

A domovik (also domovoj, domovoy) is in Russian folklore, a household spirit that resides in every home. The domovik traditionally ...
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Elementals

Elementals

elementals Spirits that personify the four elements — earth, air, fire and water. The term elementals also is applied to ...
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Frau Wacholder

Frau Wacholder

Frau Wacholder is a spirit of magic, healing, prosperity, and abundance. She is invoked to prevent ghosts and demons from ...
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Ikiryoh

Ikiryoh

ikiryoh In Japanese folklore, a spirit that is born of evil thoughts and feelings harbored by a person. The ikiryoh, ...
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Kan Hotidan

Kan Hotidan

The Kan Hotidan is in Native American lore, a powerful and feared elflike tree spirit who lives in tree stumps and ...
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Kere

Kere

A kere is a spirit of the dead in ancient Greece. It was believed that keres escaped from the pithos, the jars ...
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Knocker

Knocker

A knocker is in the folklore of Cornwall, England, a spirit that lives and works in mines, especially tin mines ...
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Kobold

Kobold

A kobold is in German folklore, a mischievous spirit, occasionally malicious. There are two types of kobolds: a household kobold ...
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Konakijijii

Konakijijii

A konakijijii is in Japanese folklore, the spirit of a baby who was left to die in the woods. Konakijijii ...
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lares

lares

The lares were in the beliefs of ancient Romans, good spirits of the dead. Lares were believed to take up ...
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Larvae

Larvae

The larvae are in Roman lore, evil spirits that harm and frighten the living. Larvae, also known as lemurs, are ...
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Lechusa, La

Lechusa, La

  La Lechusa, an owl spirit, haunts the Mexico-United States borderlands. Lechusa literally means owl. There may be one Lechusa ...
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Manes

Manes

Manes were in ancient Rome, spirits of the dead. Generally, the manes were “good spirits”; the Di Manes were divine ...
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Mazziqin

Mazziqin

mazziqin In Jewish lore, evil spirits who injure. The mazziqin are divided into two classes. One class comprises FALLEN ANGELs ...
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Pomba Gira

Pomba Gira

Pomba Gira Also known as: Exua (Pronounced: Eh-shooah or Esh-wah) Pomba Gira evokes powerful reactions: • Some considerer her a ...
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Rusalka

Rusalka

A rusalka is in Russian folklore, the spirit of a maiden who drowns by accident or by force and becomes ...
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Sacha Runa

Sacha Runa

Sacha Runa Sacha Runa literally means “forest being.” He lives in the Ecuadorian Amazon near the Andes Mountains (but he’s ...
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Shiwanna

Shiwanna

Shiwanna (Cloud People) In Pueblo myth, spirits associated with the dead. The Shiwanna live in the four or six regions ...
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Silkies

Silkies

silkies Female spirits, dressed in rustling silk, that inhabit the borderlands between England and Scotland. According to lore, silkies perform ...
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Spunkie

Spunkie

A spunkie is in Scottish lore, a GOBLIN or trickster GHOST similar to the KELPIE. The spunkie, which resides in the ...
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Judika Illes

Telchines

Telchines Origin: Rhodes The Telchines are mysterious, magical spirits who rule the island of Rhodes. Sea spirits, their mother is ...
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Judika Illes

The Green Man

The Green Man The Green Man is the Spirit of Irrepressible Life. Pave over Earth as much as you like: ...
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Judika Illes

Urisk

Urisk Origin: Scotland The Urisk is a water spirit, variously classified as a Fairy or Elf. He haunts lonely ponds, ...
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Vetala

Vetala

The vetalais an evil spirit in Indian folklore who haunts cemeteries and reanimates corpses. The vetala is demonic in appearance, ...
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Windigo

Windigo

windigo (also wendigo, wiendigo) In North American Indian beliefs, a dangerous, cannibalistic being. The Al gon quian say it roams ...
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Unicorn

Unicorn

unicorn In world mythology and folklore, a fantastic animal usually portrayed as a small horselike …