Weird and creepy creatures from Japanese folklore that seems quite far fetched, these creatures or monsters are called yokai. They sound like drunk people made them up or even just a cover up story to save their own behind OR even just something to scare people into doing household chores.
A Short video highlighting some mythical creatures (but not ALL creatures) from Celtic traditions in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Ireland, France etc
This video was made for then SA Paranormal Meet-up that coincides with the Kapunda Celtic Festival October 20th 2012
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All music supplied by Kevin MacLeod
This video lists 5 mythical creatures from Indonesian myths and legends. You might have heard of the mermaids, centaur and the like from other mythologies but you won’t be hearing it here.
Known for some extremely out of this world mythology, the Greek legends have been the subject of popular culture for thousands of years. The most famous characters in these myths are the gods and goddesses who would employ the use of heroes to do their bidding. In order for these heroes to earn their status they would have to face creatures like these 25 most legendary creatures from Greek mythology.
In the past, we’ve seen lists about all sorts of mythological creatures, including a list specifically about Filipino monsters. However, Japanese folklore seems to be a class apart from the rest of the world when it comes to supernatural beings that are bizarrely specific or simply insane. Here are a handful of the most unusual creatures from Japan.
10.Now, at first glance, there’s nothing too ‘outlandish’ about a Kappa. It’s a little goblin-like creature, frequently referred to as a water monkey. A Kappa has a dent in its head that is full of water from its native spring. If the water spills out of its head, it looses its magical powers.
9.The Heikegani are on this list for one very cool reason: they actually exist. Heikegani Crabs are a species of arthropod native to Japan. Originally, Japanese myth states that these crabs bore the faces of Heike samurai that died in the battle of Dan-no-ura, and indeed, the bodies of these crabs do in fact resemble human faces. Carl Sagan proposed that, in the past, Japanese people only ate Heikegani crabs that didn’t resemble samurai faces, therefore ensuring that those with markings resembling a human face would survive and have offspring.
8.The Kasa-obake is a type of Tsukumogami – an object that spontaneously comes to life after existing for 100 years. The idea of inanimate objects spontaneously developing spirits after a certain amount of time seems reasonable enough when you consider how strange legends and folklore tend to be to begin with.
7.There’s not nearly enough information about the Nuppeppo to satisfy my curiosity. Nuppeppos are animated lumps of human flesh. They walk around on their own hands and are most often spotted in graveyards or deserted temple areas at midnight. Where do they come from? Why are they alive? Do they smell bad? Why do most images of them seem to be downright cute? We don’t have nearly enough information about this horror-film fodder
6.Here, we have another case of Japanese folklore being bizarre if for no other reason than its specificity.
5.The Mokomukuren is another example of a bizarrely specific creature. In ancient Japan, sliding walls made of paper were fairly common. Paper, however, can collect holes and become torn. A Mokumokuren is a spirit that inhabits a sliding paper wall with a hole in it. If the owner of the wall is careless, the wall may collect more holes, and the more holes there are in the wall, the more likely somebody is to notice the eyes if the Mokumokuren peeking out. This probably becomes a bit unnerving, over time, and the only way to get rid of a Mokumokuren is to repair the holes in the wall
4.The Konak jiji is simply a malicious little creature. It takes the form of an infant and lurks in remote mountain areas, waiting for an innocent traveler to pass by. When a victim is in sight, the Konak jiji begins to cry. Now, it’s human nature to want to stop a baby from crying, and so most kindhearted travelers will seek out the wailing infant and, of course, make the fatal mistake of picking it up to comfort it. Once the Konak jiji is picked up, it grows unbearably heavy. Some sources say that they can grow up to over 350 kilograms in weight, enough to do serious damage to anybody holding them. Most of the time, it’s not possible to drop a Konak jiji because you become paralyzed once you pick it up. It’s not all bad, though – If you manage to survive the crushing weight of the Konak jiji, it may give you magical gifts
3.The Akaname is on this list because it is both bizarrely specific and bizarre in its own right. Akaname can be translated to ‘filth licker’, and that’s no misnomer.
2.The Ittan momen looks harmless enough; after all, it’s only a strip of white cloth, oh, 33 feet long or so. It has a habit of flying around at night, which is a bit weird, but not too frightening. It’s not frightening, that is, until it becomes scared or frightened, or if it’s just plain evil.
1.Time for something a little crass. Shirme was the name given to an apparition of a man with an eyeball where his anus should have been. Now, we’re not given much, if any information on why such an apparition should exist at all.
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5 Creepy Creatures in Filipino Folklore
These are 5 creepy creatures that are found in Philippine mythology and folklore. They are mythical beings as told in most Filipino folklore either a strange belief or used to scare kids to listen and behave.
7 Creatures from Irish Mythology
When you think of Irish you think of leprechauns, but the leprechaun is not the only mythological or folklore creature in Ireland. Some like to trick others, some bring death while some just want to help.
13.000 years ago a large comet struck earth which must have looked like a fiery serpent flying through the sky because the force of gravity stretched it out into a chain of comet fragments. Is this catastrophe the origin of all those myths and legends about a fire spitting dragon or winged serpent? https://sites.google.com/site/11000vc…
Jamie Theakston has travelled to Sardinia to search megalithic monuments for traces of giants who, according to so many myths, walked and lived on the earth in ancient times.
Originally published in 2013.
There were GIANTS on the EARTH. 2014 ANCIENT GIANT DOCUMENTARY by WOLVOMAN80
There were giants on the earth in those days. By WOLVOMAN80 ANCIENT GIANT DOCUMENTARY. The whole of the ancient world talks of giants, from the man eating giants of ancient Britain to the Greek Gods, the Holy bible and the Ad of the Quran. Part one looks at giants on TV, giants in ancient Sumeria, Bran the blessed, Thor, Odin and Nimrod, Baal, Seth, and others, the Nephilim, the fallen angels, David and Goalith and Noahs of the old testament and the Watchers of the Bible. Giants from Bulgaria and stories of giants in old newspapers. Zues, the Titans and the Si te cah of America. Hercules, St Michaels Mount. Yowie ancient Australia, Ispolin graveyards. Chinese mythology, Pan Gu. Ogre, Jötunn, Daityas of Ancient India.