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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

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Ahuizotl,’ a killing, voice throwing, Aztec water-canine- with writing prompt

Photo Credit: http://pixshark.com/ahuizotl.htm The Aztecs had a rich and colorful history and flourished in central Mexico from 1300 to 1521. The Aztec peoples included different ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language. They told amazing stories and had many myths, and folk tales. The Aztec creation story can be… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Ahuizotl,’ a killing, voice throwing, Aztec water-canine- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Ahkiyyini,’ a dancing, music loving skeleton, from Inuit folklore-with writing prompt

  The Ahkiyyini is a skeleton spirit from Inuit folklore. According to this Ahkiyyini article, the Men who spend much of their time dancing or playing drums in life may continue to do so in death like this spirit. To make music, the ghost uses his arm bone as a drumstick to beat his scapula,… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Ahkiyyini,’ a dancing, music loving skeleton, from Inuit folklore-with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Agogwe,’ the little furry men of Tanzania. “It’s a writing safari!” with prompt

Let's go on a different kind of safari...one where we see legendary and mythical creatures. The Agogwe men of Tanzania might join us. They are the furry men who have been spotted throughout history and likened to bigfoot. They are fascinating cryptids, who love millet beer. According to notes and records blogspot, Africa is the… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Agogwe,’ the little furry men of Tanzania. “It’s a writing safari!” with prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Afanc,’ a Welsh lake monster- with writing prompt

  According to historic-uk.com, love lured this creature out of the depths of the lake. It was love that saved the day, because there was a time when the good folk who lived along the Conwy valley were plagued with terrible flooding that both drowned their livestock and ruined their crops. The cause of this… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Afanc,’ a Welsh lake monster- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘The Adze,’ a shapeshifting firefly from the Ewe tribe of Togo and Ghana-with writing prompt

  The Adze are shapeshifting vampires from Ewe folklore. Wikipedia says that the Ewe tribe is located in Togo and in Ghana. This legend is thought to have evolved over time, originally serving the purpose of warning against the deadly effects of mosquitos and malaria in the region. According to Fandom, outside of captivity, the… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘The Adze,’ a shapeshifting firefly from the Ewe tribe of Togo and Ghana-with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘the Adlet,’ an Inuit dog-man from Greenland- with writing prompt

  I'm not a Werewolf... ..but I look like one. The Adlet is a ferocious predator. According to warriorsofmyth, they very much resemble the classic Werewolf, but are not shape shifters, and sometimes are shown having a human head with canine legs. The creature is other times shown, covered in red fur, among other colors… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Adlet,’ an Inuit dog-man from Greenland- with writing prompt