7 Horrific Monsters Of Lore

Abaddon
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1. Abaddon

A demon of Christianity, Abaddon comes from the book of Revelations in the Bible. Sitting on a throne of maggots this demon is said to have the responsibility of opening a bottomless pit and releasing hoards of locusts. These locusts are not like the ones we know of today but rather have lion teeth and tails of scorpions. They torment all of those who are unlucky to not have been baptized. Truly frightening in some beliefs Abaddon is so powerful that he holds power of Satan himself.

Draugr
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2. Draugr

Norse Mythology and lore is known to have probably the most terrifying monsters and the Draugr is no exception. Believed to be ghosts, they Draugr are the souls of angry Vikings that haunt their own corpses. Very powerful they are capable of controlling weather, growing to any size, raising undead minions and transforming into animals. Truly a being that no one would want to come across.

3. Nuckelavee

Coming from Orcadian lore the Nuckelavee is very creepy. Being invisible in water this monster emerges from sea water. It takes on the form of a skinless horse with a rider fused in with the body of the horse. Blamed for spreading famine and pestilence this monster was one that no one wanted to encounter for the Nuckelavee has a pure hatred towards mankind. The only weakness known is fresh water and that alone does not comfort one's fears.

4. Kamaitachi

In Japanese lore the Kamaitachi are weasels, three weasels to be exact. Whether or not they were triplets or just regular brothers remains unclear. But they are certainly horrifying. The first weasel would knock the person down while the second then would cut off the person's legs. The third weasel would then sew the wounds. All of this is said to happen in a blink of an eye.

5. Minotaur

A monstrosity, the Minotaur comes from Ancient Greek Mythology. It had the body of a man and the head of a bull. The bull creature was located in a maze that King Minos, ruler of Crete, had created. According to the myth King Minos raged war with the Athenians after his son was murdered in Athens. King Minos held victory over the war and then forced Athens to send seven men and seven maidens every year to be released in the maze to be fed on by the Minotaur. Theseus volunteered to be sent to Crete. King Minos own daughter released Theseus into the maze before the others to give him a chance to kill the monster. Theseus discovered the Minotaur asleep in the Labyrinth and was successful in killing the bull. Theseus along with the other Athenians and the King's daughter swiftly escaped the palace, retreating to Athens.

6. Baba Yaga

In Slavic lore there is an evil witch called Baba Yaga. An old woman, she had a large appetite but remained as thin as a skeleton. Also seen as a forest spirit she was hideous and had iron teeth. Her house was located in the forest and stood on chicken legs. Having three servants there was the white horseman, the red horseman and the black horseman. But what makes Baba Yaga the terrifying beings that she was is the fact she fed on innocent maidens.

7. Skinwalker

Coming from the Navajo Native Americans is the tale of the Skinwalker. Skinwalkers are believed to be humans with shapeshifting abilities. Evil, they curse people. With eyes that glow red in the night they have to kill anyone who sees their face. They use a powder called Corpse Powder that they blow into their victim's face. The victim's tongue turns black, they experience convulsions and then they die. Being difficult to kill, skinwalkers are still feared to this day.

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

The name Baba Yaga brought back memories! I remember having a fairy tale book when I was very small and Baba Yaga was one of the stories! frightened me half to death! lol! I have never ever forgotten it! Interesting stuff, and I love it!


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Cresentmoon2007 2 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you. The tale of Baba Yaga is frightening but intriguing at the same time. :)


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Ayunee 23 months ago

Scary SCARY the small prize for the child. What is it WHAT IS IT? That part scares me the most. I feel like the prize is that the dootcr has a black ribbon tied around his neck and at the end of the study, the child can pull it andBOOM HIS HEAD FELL OFF

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