Creatures and gods from myth.
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Buggane - Native to the Isle of Man, these hairy faeries are capable of manipulating luck and controlling the weather and climate in their surroundings. They have glowing yellow eyes and tusks, and are unable to cross running water or stand on hallowed ground because of their monstrous nature. Due to their superior strength, they are sometimes used as hit-men or assassins by more intelligent faeries.
Androanzi- Lugbara myth: nature gods that followed people at night to protect them from wild animals and bandits. As long as you didn't look over your shoulder to see if it was following you, it protected you. If you did look over, it would kill and eat you.
Malawi terror beast- African cryptid: an unidentified animal that killed 3 people by crushing their skulls and eating their intestines. it injured 16 others by tearing off ears, mouths, noses, arms, legs, and hands. it is thought to have been a rabid hyena, but locals said that its hind legs were too long.
Makara - This creature from Hindu mythology is described as a mix of a mammal, crocodile and some kind of an arthropod. The bizarre look of the creature apparently represents a 'necessary chaos', and the creature will attack prey ranging from the size of simple fish to a full-grown human, and must be killed using a wooden stake.
The Ghillie Dhu ~ A fairy (perhaps originally considered a deity) guardian of the trees in Scottish mythology. The Ghillie is kind to children, but generally wild and shy. Said to be dark haired, he is particularly fond of birch trees and is most active at night. Ghillies wear clothing made from sewn together leaves and knitted grass and mosses.
Drekavac: A Slavic creature that screams in the night and has been said to wander the Zlatibor Mountains and mutilate sheep. Sightings have been recorded as recent as 2003. Illustration: Spektralni Drekavak from izvorimagijc.com:
Khodumodumo- African myth: a shapeless, gluttonous monster that swallows everything living it comes by. It gets larger and larger the more it swallows. It was killed by a hero named Senkatana when it got stuck in a narrow pass.