Phii Ruan

Phii Ruan

The House Ghost

Origin:

Thailand

Not all ghosts are dangerous or troublesome. Some are friendly, helpful, and protective. Phii Ruan are ghosts of deceased family members who reside in the homes of living relatives where they serve as guardian spirits.

The Phii Ruan is usually assigned a special spot in the home, typically atop a high shelf against an inner wall, in the heart of the home. The Phii Ruan moves through the home or wherever it wishes but this is the equivalent of their room or personal space. Offerings are placed here. It is where the Phii Ruan is formally addressed when its help or guidance is needed. The Phii Ruan is responsible for guarding the family’s well-being and interests. As the family’s representative from the Other Side, it protects against malicious spirits and spiritual attack. Its help may be requested in times of illness, financial difficulty, or stress, such as before marriage proposals or job interviews.

Offerings:

Fresh flowers, candles, incense, food and beverages your family enjoys, a portion of whatever everyone else is eating

See Also:

Ghosts; Morts, Les

Source:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.