An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a ghoul in Filipino folklore. The myth of the aswang is popular in the Western Visayan regions such as Capiz, Iloilo and Antique. The trademark or major feature of Aswangs which distinguish them from other Filipino mythological creatures is their propensity to replace stolen cadavers with the trunk of a banana tree carved in the cadaver's likeness. They are also said to like to eat small children. Their favorite body parts are the liver and heart. Other local names, especially in Capiz are tik-tik and wak-wak. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aswang"
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In popular Chinese mythology, hopping corpses ( ; literally "stiff corpses") are reanimated corpses that hop around, killing living creatures to absorp life essence from their victims. Jiangshi is also pronounced Geung si, which is the Cantonese pronounciation for Hopping Corpse. They are said to be created when a person's soul (魄 Po) fails to leave the deceased's body. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hopping corpse"
A manananggal is a creature in Filipino folklore. It resembles a Western vampire in being an evil, human devouring monster or witch. The myth of the Manananggal is popular in the Visayan region of the Philippines, especially in the western provinces of Capiz, Iloilo, Antique. There are varying accounts of the features of a manananngal. Like vampires, Visayan folklore creatures, and aswangs, manananggals are also said to abhor garlic. Folklore of similar creatures can be found in the neighbouring nations of Indonesia and Malaysia and the folklore may have originated from there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Manananggal"
In Scandinavian folklore, Mylings are (supposedly) the phantasmal incarnations of the souls of unbaptized or murdered children. The myling (also known as "utburd") would chase lone wanderers at night and jump on their backs, demanding to be carried to the graveyard so they could rest in hallowed ground. The only problem with this was that mylings would often be enormous, and grow heavier as they neared the graveyard, to the point where the person carrying them would sink into the soil. If one should prove unable to carry an utburd to the cemetery, the ghost would kill its victim in rage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Myling"
A pontianak or kuntilanak (as known in Indonesia, sometimes shortened to just kunti) is a type of vampire in Malay folklore. The pontianak is usually a woman who died during childbirth and becomes undead, seeking revenge and terrorizing villages. She often appears as a beautiful woman, usually accompanied by the strong scent dangiling. the ground when wanting to feed. Men who are not wary will be killed when she morphs into an ugly vampire, she will also eat babies and harm pregnant women. People believe that having a sharp object like a nail helps them fend off potential attacks by pontianaks, the nail being used to plunge a hole in the back of the pontianak's neck. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pontianak"
Vampires are mythical or folkloric creatures, typically held to be the re-animated corpses of human beings and said to subsist on human and/or animal blood ( hematophagy), often having unnatural powers, heightened bodily functions, and/or the ability to physically transform. Some cultures have myths of non-human vampires, such as demons or animals like bats, dogs, and spiders. Vampires are often described as having a variety of additional powers and character traits, extremely variable in different traditions, and are a frequent subject of folklore, cinema, and contemporary fiction. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vampire"
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