A look at the popular Halloween costume of the Plague Doctor for 2020 Halloween.
G’day mates! The Bunyip of the wild from Australia is a mythical creature living in lakes and swamps. What was it? Or rather, what is it?
The Obon festival is a three day celebration of the dead in Japan. Every summer, families reunite to honor the family members no longer alive.
The night marchers are holy spirits of ancient warriors still marching on the islands of Hawaii.
In Japan, the ghosts are called Yūrei (幽霊). The word means faint or dim and soul or spirit. And as well as language and cultures divides different types of ghost in different categories, so does the Japanese. Here are some of those.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young woman who died. She went on a murderous rampage and she forever haunts the place of Yotsuya. The end.
In many cultures, ghosts are put in different categories. Such is the case with Onryō (怨霊 onryō,) It basically means “vengeful spirit” or “wrathful spirit” in Japanese and is a mythological spirit of vengeance from Japanese folklore. They also have ghosts, called yurei, but these differ in the will of the ghost. As opposed to the yurei, these ghosts doesn’t just get over their revenge thoughts.
A beautiful haunting poem of a girl, submerged in the moor for days and days.
Perhaps none are more superstitious than the sailors. Or at least, what the old sailors used to be. Rolling clouds or roaring waves means little to us on land, but in the 18th century New England, it meant bad luck. Some of them are plain ridiculous, like having an umbrella on the ship means bad luck, or even saying the word horse because it can mean death.