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Mythical Creature, “the Akhlut,” an Inuit, orca/wolf hybrid- with writing prompt

In Inuit mythology, Akhlut (Pronounced Ock-lut or Ack-lut) is a spirit that takes the form of both a wolf and an orca. It is a vicious, dangerous beast. The Akhlut is very keen and opportunistic, and will certainly attack you if you have fallen asleep near the edge of the water or are walking by… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akhlut,” an Inuit, orca/wolf hybrid- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Akateko,” a Japanese yōkai, witnessed as a dangling, disembodied red hand- with writing prompt

      The Akateko Ghost 赤手児 あかてこ, meaning, red child’s hand, is a ghost or yōkai who lives in Japanese honey locust (Gleditsia Japonica) trees. Akateko drop down as people pass underneath them, giving their victims a scare, but isn't known for causing any great harm and isn't known to be evil. Photo Credit: https://vitoradler.deviantart.com/art/Akateko-day-6-646253587… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akateko,” a Japanese yōkai, witnessed as a dangling, disembodied red hand- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Ajatar,’ a Finnish, female disease demon of the woods, with writing prompt

The Devil Mother, dragon of the Woods Known as the mother of all demons. She is depicted many ways, but is an evil spirit who haunts the woods. According to godchecker.com. She is the mother of the Devil in dragon form and feeds and suckles her serpents. Beware of her presence — her pox-ridden body is… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Ajatar,’ a Finnish, female disease demon of the woods, with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, the “Aitvaras,” a Lithuanian household spirit- with writing prompt

  The Aitvaras, is said to be many things...depending on who is telling the story and whether the creature is on the inside or the outside of the house. Below are three different, yet similar accounts of the same creature. All agree that you DON'T want one in your life! Lithuanian Myth Lithuanian mythological creatures… Continue reading Mythical Creature, the “Aitvaras,” a Lithuanian household spirit- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Aitu,’ general term for ghosts of Polynesia-with writing prompt

  Polynesian Ghost Stories Within the Polynesian languages, the word aitu refers to general ghosts or spirits... often malevolent. According to Wikipedia the word is common to many languages of Western and Eastern Polynesia. In the mythology of Tonga, for example, ʻaitu or ʻeitu are lesser gods, many being patrons of specific villages and families.… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Aitu,’ general term for ghosts of Polynesia-with writing prompt