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Folklore Definicion

STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth. One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as…

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Aswang. Philippines. An inherently evil vampire-like creature. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century. Aswangs are shapeshifters. cats, pigs, birds, and most commonly, dogs. They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs or their homes.

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GARGOYLES Una gárgola es la parte sobresaliente de un caño que sirve para evacuar el agua de lluvia de los tejados. En la arquitectura de la edad media, especialmente en el arte gótico, son muy usadas en iglesias y catedrales y suelen estar adornadas mediante figuras intencionadamente grotescas que representan hombres, animales, monstruos o demonios. Probablemente, tenían la función simbólica de proteger el templo y asustar a los pecadores. Esto se mantuvo, aunque con menor desarrollo, en…

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most commonly for religious, divinatory or medicinal purposes. This may take many forms depending on cultural context. The belief in and the practice of magic has been present since the earliest human cultures and continues to have an important religious and medicinal role in many cultures today. The concept of witchcraft as harmful is often treated as a cultural ideology providing a scapegoat for human misfortune. #witches

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