It’s Doodle Tuesday 🙂 I hope you enjoy this week’s doodles.
- Werewolf. Like a regular wolf, if a little larger. Always has abs in human form. Sometimes aggressive or animalistic in human form. – Diffen.
Giles Garnier was a French hermit who confessed to, and was convicted of being a werewolf. He was burned at the stake in 1574 and is known as ‘The Werewolf of Dole’. – Spooky Treasures
- Tikoloshe/Tokoloshe. South Africa is home to the legend of the tokoloshe, a nasty golem capable of all sorts of vicious behavior. A tokoloshe is created through some form of necromancy or dark arts by the design of an evil sorcerer. – Listverse
A small childlike spirit sometimes dressed in monk’s clothing which frolics around settled areas causing mischief and scaring people with its large, cyclopean eye. Although it usually does not do any harm, it is also said to be a harbinger of disease, and can usually be shamed into fleeing by hanging up a colander, mocking the Hitotsume Kozo’s one eye with its many. – The Obscuritan
- Shadow Person.
Generally they appear as dark, silhouette figures, usually male, who suddenly walk across hallways, through walls, appear in rooms only to disappear again, and sometimes stand looking at a sleeping person only to eventually vanish once the sleeper has awakened. They have no purpose; don’t seem to be harbingers of any sort. Are they from another dimension? – Listverse
Ovid’s poem, Fasti is the only work where it is mentioned. There, it is said that when the creature’s entrails were burnt, the person to do so could defeat the gods. The Ophiotaurus appears in the third book in the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series, The Titan’s Curse. Percy Jackson first thinks it is a female and names it “Bessie”. It reappears in Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. – Kidz Search
A hari-onago is a Japanese ghoul, an apparition of beauty on the island of Shikoku. She stalks about at night, seeking young men to feed upon. When she finds a suitable victim, she laughs, her power enticing him to join in. If he succumbs and laughs with her, she lashes out with her long, barbed hair. Her victims quickly find themselves brutally mutilated in the tangles of her black locks. Few stories tell of men escaping her laughter, but quick and nimble feet and a nearby door to shut on her might just save you from doom. – Write or Else
7. Furfur. Furfur is a demon appearing in the form of a winged stag. He is the patron of thunder and lightning and used to be invoked in order to maintain peace between enemies. According to ancient texts, there are just a small number of the thousands of demons that make up the hierarchy of evil, looming over humanity and ready to strike at any moment. – Ancient Origins.
In demonology, Furfur (other spelling: Furtur) is a powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-nine legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle where he gives true answers to every question, speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms, tempests, thunder, lightning, and blasts, and teaches on secret and divine things. He is depicted as a hart or winged hart, and also as an angel. To some authors he changes from hart into angel when compelled to enter the magic triangle. – Grace van der Walt
In the classic epic ‘The Odyssey,’ Homer writes that Odysseus, the hero of the story, encountered Polyphemus, a one-eyed giants known as a cyclops, on the island of Hypereia, though there are multiple other instances of cyclops appearing in myth and other literature. Homer’s version of the cyclops myth served as the basis for other writers, including Euripides and Virgil. – Reference. They led a lawless life, possessing neither social manners nor fear for the gods, and were the workmen of Hephaestus, whose workshop was supposed to be in the heart of the volcanic mountain Etna. In this case, one may identify another striking instance of the manner in which the Greeks personified the powers of nature, which they saw in active operation around them… The chief representative of the Cyclops was the man-eating monster Polyphemus, described by Homer as having been blinded and outwitted by Odysseus. This monster fell in love with a beautiful nymph called Galatea; but, as may be supposed, his actions were not graceful nor acceptable to the fair maiden, who rejected them in favour of a youth named Acis; Polyphemus, enraged and with his usual barbarity, killed his rival by throwing upon him a gigantic rock. The blood of the murdered Acis, gushing out of the rock, formed a stream which still bears his name. Hesiod mentioned only three Cyclopes (not considering them a race or tribe): Arges (thunderbolt), Steropes (lightning), and Brontes (thunder), obviously storm gods. They were also the first smiths. When Cronus came to power, he imprisoned them in Tartarus. They were later released by Zeus and fought for him against the Titans. – Greek Mythology
9. The Devil. The number of the beast is derived from the name of the person who, at the time, was thought to be the earthly incarnation of the Devil, Nero. The number itself depends entirely on the translation of the name. When the name is translated from its Greek form—Nero Kesar— to its vowelless Hebrew form—NRWN QSR—the numerical value is 666. – Listverse.
In fact, the scriptures tell us that Satan was originally an angel crafted by God and his name was Lucifer, which means “bright morning star.” Satan was the most powerful angel that God created and was full of beauty and wisdom. Yet, pride got the better of him, and he became the Satan we now know as cunning and deceitful. Satan in the Hebrew language means “the accuser.” – The Richest
10. Vampire. Modern medical science can shed a little light on what may cause the “vampire’s” thirst for blood. Beyond that, the facts are mainly anecdotal and just about impossible to verify. Still, it is fascinating to delve into the rich history surrounding vampiric lore. – Love to Know, Paranormal