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Birds

birds In mythology and folklore, messengers to the gods, Death Omens, the souls of the dead, and carriers of the souls of the dead. The Greeks and Romans portrayed birds as messengers to the heavens in mythology. The Egyptians portrayed the BA, or soul as a bird with a human head. The souls of Horus and the pharaoh were represented …

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Kubikajiri

The kubikajiri is in Japanese folklore, a head-eating ghost that lurks about graveyards late at night searching for its own lost head. The kubikajiri eats the heads of both the living and the dead. It announces its presence with the smell of fresh blood. If you see it, you are likely to lose your own head. Taken from :The Encyclopedia …

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Demeter

Demeter is the Greek goddess of the fertile soil and agriculture and an important aspect of the Goddess. As a goddess of nature, Demeter also represents women, marriage, harmony and health. She controls the seasons, the dying of the earth in winter and its rebirth in spring. She is acknowledged in the spring and autumn equinox celebrations, just as she …

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Bakechochin

A bakechochin ( also Chōchin-obake ) is in Japanese folklore, a ghost lantern carried by ghosts, or obake. Bakechochin means “haunted lantern.” The lantern has eyes and a long tongue protruding A tombstone rubbing. from its mouth. It serves as a home for the ghosts of people who died with hate still in their hearts and are thus earthbound. If …

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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 at birth. Since the time of the Romans, to be born with a caul is to be blessed with luck, protection (especially against drowning) and supernatural powers, such as the ability to divine the future and see and converse with …

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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 the Huchnom of California, the creator deity, Taikomol, intended to resurrect the dead, and built a dance house and taught the people the dance of the dead. However, during the dance one man erred and sickened and died. Taikomol buried …

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Death Cars

Death cars are afolklore motif in which a car carries an ineradicable SMELL of death because a previous owner died in the car and the body was not discovered until after it began to decompose. The legend is widespread throughout the United States, where it may have originated, perhaps in the 1930s. It appeared in England in the 1950s. The …

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Death Omens

Death omens are in folklore, portents of a person’s impending death. Every culture has its own unique death omens. Death omens can be signs of nature, such as cloud formations or storms; signs that occur naturally, such as the way wax drips from a candle or the appearance of coffin-shaped cinders in a fireplace; or even accidental happenings, such as …

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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 that humans frequent. Depending on the severity of the Possession and how evil the spirit seems, exorcisms can range from persuasive conversations to elaborate rituals commanding the entity to leave in the name of God or a god. The word …

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