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Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

In Catalan mythology, an Aloja, also known as a dona d'aigua, a goja or a paitida...is a female cryptid, living in places of fresh water. These "water-women" are said to be able to shapeshift into blackbirds. According to the legend found on Wikivisually,  these women are not immortal, but can live for thousands of years,… Continue reading Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

Kami (神) is a Japanese word for the spirits worshipped in the Shinto religion. According to Wikipedia, they can be elements of the landscape, forces of nature, and beings, as well as qualities that these beings express. They can also be the spirits of the venerated dead. Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt

While the Sami, or Lapps (formerly named), are commonly thought of as the inhabitants of Lapland...they have never had a country of their own. According to everyculture.com, the Sami live in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Their neighbors have called them Lapps, but they prefer to be called Samer or Sami, since Lapp means, a… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt

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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

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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