Of Halloween Creatures for Your Frightening Pleasure
Directory of Haunting Halloween
Creatures of Halloween
Halloween Creatures and their Descriptions
Various nocturnal flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, having membranous
wings that extend from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail and anatomical
adaptations for echolocation, by which they navigate and hunt prey.
Bats are nocturnal, coming out at night. They are the only mammals capable
of true (meaning, flapping) flight, because the other so-called flying
mammals glide, they do not fly. There are more than 1,000 species bats.
Although some bats have remarkable faces and behavior, wings are the
most conspicuous features of the flying bats. Upon landing, bats immediately
fold their wings so they appear to shrink in size. Like their Draculian
counterparts, a small number of bat species actually subsist on animal
blood. Vampire bats have been known to attack humans on occasion using
sharp teeth to cut into the sleeping victim.
One of those all-encompassing terms for an "evil spirit," a demon can
represent anything from a malevolent ghost or fallen angel to a puppet
of Satan. Like the notion of evil itself, they have ancient origins
and appear in folklore and literature across the world. The demon that
possessed Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" is probably pop culture's most
famous and most talented, with levitation capability, rotating head
and amazing, life-like spewing action!
The chief evil spirit, a supernatural being
subordinate to, and the foe of, God, and the tempter of human beings;
The devil is not a mythical character, but a real person belonging to
the order of angels. Scripture mentions him frequently, but gives little
more than the basic facts we need to know. Typically depicted as a man
with horns, a tail, and cloven feet. A very wicked or malevolent person,
a person who is mischievous, reckless, etc.
A monster having the appearance of a man,
a creation that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its
creator. A legend depicts the fight of Sir George Frankenstein in the
sixteenth century. A carvings in the crypt where he is buried near the
ruins depict him slaying a dragon under his feet. The dragon's tail,
nevertheless, pierces the knight's armor, killing him.
They're one way to add a little freaky je ne sais quoi to otherwise
lovely architecture. But gargoyles, those frightening stone monsters
protruding from cathedrals worldwide, do actually have a function. They
were incorporated into gothic stonework as early as the 13th-century
to keep rain water off cathedral roofs, their mouths serving as the
ejector spout. More spiritually, gargoyles were supposed to protect
the congregation from the ever-present evil forces lurking outside.
Two birds with one stone, so to speak.
Poke two eye holes in a bed sheet and you've got the easiest Halloween
costume around. Becoming a real ghost is a bit more complicated. First
you have to die, maybe tragically, then leave part of your soul hanging
around earth to spook relatives and haunt houses. From a supposedly
scientific angle, parapsychologists argue that energy including what's
in the body can never be completely destroyed. Society seems to agree:
various studies peg belief in ghosts at about 50 percent
Ghouls Pronunciation [ Gool ]
One who delights in the revolting, morbid, or loathsome. A grave robber.
An evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves
and feed on corpses. It not only drinks blood like a Vampire, but also
consumes human flesh. The term is from the Arabic ghul meaning "to seize,"
Some people believe that the superstition stems from wild animals that
disturb graves at night, others that its origin is the terror of death
in the lonely desert. Among Hindus there are similar beliefs in
ghoul-like figures, such as the vetala, a demon that haunts cemeteries
and animates dead bodies, and the rakshasas, a whole order of evil demons
that disturb sacrifices, harass devout people, and devour human beings.
Even lower than the rakshasas are the pishachas, the vilest, most malignant
Made famous in fairy tales, the small and furry goblin is more mischievous
than menacing. Legend tells of goblins hiding out in forests, pulling
pranks and sometimes switching human babies for their own changeling
spawn. Unlike some of the other creatures mentioned here and probably
because of their disconnect from religion, goblins never quite crossed
the threshold from the imaginary to cause real panic in medieval towns.
The fictional personification of death. He
is dressed in a long, black robe with a hood. Sometimes you can see
a skeletal face. The Grim Reaper carries a long handled scythe (or sickle).
The Grim Reaper comes at death to take bad people to hell.
A withered, shrunken, or well-preserved body,
the dead body of a human or animal that has been embalmed and prepared
for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians.
It's any dead body (human or animal--from anywhere in the world or possibly
beyond) that has been preserved, through artificial or accidental means.
At the beginning of the 20th century European explorers recounted their
discoveries of desiccated bodies in their search for antiquities in
Central Asia. Most of these mummies were found on the eastern (around
the area of Lopnur, Subeshi near Turfan, Kroran, Kumul) and southern
(Khotan, Niya, Qiemo) edge of the Tarim Basin.
A supernatural spirit that manifests itself
or reveals its presence by creating disturbances, knocking over objects,
making noises and the creation of disorder. From German poltern, meaning
to rumble or make noise, and Geist, meaning "ghost" or "spirit") denotes
an invisible spirit or ghost that manifests itself by moving and influencing
objects, generally in a particular location such as a house or room
or place within a house. Poltergeists have been reported in many cultures,
including India (where they are known as a Mumai), the United States,
United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil. Poltergeists, like ghosts in general,
are considered to be pseudoscience, a theory, methodology, or non scientific
According to the Satanic Calendar Halloween,
October 31st is a night for Human sacrifice to be made. (The 31st, All
hallow's Eve (Halloween): This is one of the two most important nights
of the year. Attempts are made to break the bond which is keeping the
doors to the underworld closed and the devil out. Blood and sexual rituals
rule the night as Satan temps the week. Sexual association with demons.
Animal and human sacrifice - male or female.)
The internal structure composed of bone and
cartilage that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other
parts of a vertebrate organism; endoskeleton. The hard external supporting
and protecting structure in many invertebrates, such as mollusks and
crustaceans, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles; exoskeleton.
all the bones collectively, or the bony framework, of a human being
or other vertebrate animal. A dangly rattling bag of bones that comes
alive on Halloween night.
Halloween Spooks outside my window, Halloween
Spooks behind the tree, I wish that the children could see, but I can't
find them for the life of me, cause there's Halloween Spooks, outside
my Window hiding from me! Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins
are said to roam abroad to keep you wondering who is looking and lurking
about to raise your hair.
Bloodsucking evil spirit: in European folklore, a dead person believed
to rise each night from the grave and suck blood from the living for
sustenance. Vampires have popped up in cultural folklore for thousands
of years, though the fanged-and-coiffed version we know comes from the
18th and 19th-century myths of Eastern Europe. There, it was believed
that someone who was born with deformities or died an irregular death
could, after burial, rise again to terrorize the living. Vampires were
considered undead and needed to feast on human blood to remain so.
Typically normal and well-mannered until a Full Moon kicks in, werewolves
are cursed shape-shifters that have appeared in the legend set of nearly
every culture going back to ancient Greece. Like witches, they were
hunted in medieval times and blamed for community murders that couldn't
be explained otherwise. Though the violent werewolf stories of old seem
to have fallen off the radar, except in Hollywood, there remains an
excessive body-hair disorder lovingly nicknamed "the werewolf disease."
A Warlock is a male witch, a person who possesses
evil powers to cast spells on unsuspecting victims and people he does
not like. It does not have to be a person he does not like. A Warlock
will cast an evil spell just for fun and pleasure, disrupting the lives
of one, or even hundreds of people, for the sheer joy of seeing their
pain or suffering.
Forget the pointy black hat and warty nose. Those popular associations
are relatively recent compared with the long and often tragic history
of witches across the globe. In the past, witches were thought to possess
magical powers connected with the natural world. Like all pagans, they
were demonized as heretics by the Christian church, a hunt that reached
its apex in medieval Europe and 17th-century America. Good luck picking
them out of a crowd today: witch costumes frequently top the list at
Kings of the b-movie industry, zombies are individuals who've either
had their souls sucked from their bodies or been revived from the dead
through black magic. Zombie culture stems from the voodoo religion of
Haiti, where it is still believed that people can fall into mindless
trances just like the walking dead we've seen on film (minus the missing
limbs and snacking on human flesh. An ethno botanist investigating the
claims in Haiti found a toxic drug that could actually induce a zombie-style
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