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They were here and might return
Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain scary content. 2)In my ken, all beings thought of being gods are entities from other dimensions with supernatural powers way beyond regular human capacity. This made many people who experienced their presence misconcept them as gods, demi-gods, and.....Things are going to change when proportion of us evolves into 'luminous'
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Yale, Eale, (rarely) Centicore

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The Yale is a mountain dweller antelope- or goat-like four-legged creature with large horns that it can swivel in any direction.

 

The name might be derived from Hebrew "yael", meaning "mountain goat"..

 

This creature is native to the land of Aithiopia (Ethiopia) (sub-Saharan Africa), but mentioned in some tales throughout Europe...

 

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Hitotsume-kozō

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Hitotsume-kozo is a cyclop creature found in Japanese folklore.

Hitotsume-kozō likes to scare people but usually harmless, and is probably one of the most recognizable youngester beasts in Japan...

The most distinctive feature, however, is a "single, giant eye peering from the center of the face, along with a long tongue...

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Fomorian

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 The Fomorians (Fomoire) are hideously ugly and grossly deformed type of giant-kins in the Irish Folklore.

 

They are not tolerated in any societies except those of the frost giants, hill giants and ogres who often use them for manual labour...

 

A fomorian is usually neutral evil in alignment, and, if classed, are usually barbarian...

 

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Ningishzida

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Ningishzida in Sumerian folklore resides in the underworld.

 

His name in Sumerian is translated as "lord of the good tree".

 

In Mesopotamian tales, he appears in Adapa's legend as one of the two guardians of Anu's celestial palace, alongside Dumuzi.

 

He is sometimes depicted as a serpent with a human head...

 

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Dragoniae: Humbaba, Hubaba, Hum-ba, Humhum, Huwawa, Kumbaba, Khumbaba, Huwawa the Terrible

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Humbaba was the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Amanus, also called the Mountain of Cedars in Mesopotamian folklore.

 

This terrible monster was placed there to guard the Cedars and to kill any human that dare disturb its peace...

 

Humbaba is a giant, terrifying to look at.

 

He has a large, humanoid body with scale plates all over it...

 

Other sources claim that Humbaba took the form of a dragon who spits fire, though he was a giant at other times.

 

His breath raged on like a hurricane, and his voice spilled over the world as a storm...

 

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Graeae, Graiae, Graiai

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The three 'old women' or 'gray ones' from Greek folklore.

 

They are the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters and guardians of the Gorgons.

 

They were gray-haired from birth and have only one eye and one tooth, which they share among them...

 

The sisters formed the chorus of a play entitled the Phorcydes by Aeschylus, part of the dramatist's trilogy on the life of Perseus...

 

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Jaguar man, Werejaguar

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Jaguar man is lycanthrope shapeshifter from the folklore of the Olmec people (Mesoamerica).

 

This werejaguar prey upon humans at night...

 

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Alicanto, Allicanto

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The Alicanto is a legendary bird of the desert of Atacama, pertaining to Chilean folklore...


The legend says that the alicanto's wings shine during the night with beautiful, metallic colors, and their eyes emit strange lights; making a luminous flight some would not project shade on the desert...


This bird brings luck to any miner who sees it...

 


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Aigmuxab

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Aigmuxab (Pl. Aigamuxa or Aigamuchas, Aigamuxa) is a man-eating ogre-like monster from African folklore.

 

Aigamuxa are very nasty and goofey.

 

If they catch you they will eat you alive. But d....

 

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Domovoi , Domovoy, Domovik, Majahaldas, Majasgars

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A domovoi (dom=a house) is a house spirit, a masculine one, usually rather short, old and very hairy.

 

They also have a long grey beard and tails or horns and live with people.

 

They are believed in the Russian folklore to be the masters of the house they inhabit.

 

A domovoi usually helps the family with domestic chores, of course, if he’s treated well (given milk and biscuits or bread), and guards the house.

 

Some people say that a domovoi can turn into cats and dogs, and...

 

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Sandman

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The Sandman is a giving character in popular Western folklore who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand on to the eyes of children. Traditionally...

 

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Tanuki

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 Tanuki is a jolly mischievous shapeshifter from Japan.

 

This trickster spirit initially is a badger. However, Tanuki possesses the ability to appear in the form of a human or a bottle of sake.

 

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Tikbalang

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 A half-man half-horse creature from Philippine folklore.

 

It lives in secluded areas in swamps.

 

It is said that the knees of the tikbalang rise above its head, hiding its face.

 

The tikbalang is responsible for misleading travelers so that they will get lost. However, a traveler may find his way back by wearing his shirt inside-out.

 

It is also believed that if it rains with the sun fully out, a tikbalang is getting married.

 

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Basajaun

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In Basque folklore, Basajaun (pl. basajaunak) is a huge, hairy humanoid dwelling in the woods who protects flocks of livestock and teaches skills such as agriculture and ironworking to humans.

 

He is known as the first farmer from whom man learned about the cultivation of cereals and as the first blacksmith and the first miller, from whom man stole the secret of making the saw, the axis of the mill and how to weld the metals.

 

He gives shouts in the mountains, when a storm approaches, so that the shepherds may withdraw their sheep...

 

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Werebear

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The werebear is a shape-shifting fierce humanoid...


This creature is a memeber of the 'lycanthrope' family under the wide meaning of that moniker since the bear is a canine next of kin.


Werebears come from the folklore and beliefs of various people from North America to the Russian Federation...



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Dragoniae: Yamata no Orochi

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Yamata no Orochi is a serpent-dragon in Japanese folklore.

 

The Orochi has eight heads and eight tails, and its enormous body reaches across eight valleys and eight hills...

 

When an earth kami was trying their new powers they accidently touché a small garden snake, forcing it to grow into the monster known as Orochi...

 

This Dragon was the cause of great strife through storms.

 

It was killed by Susano-O-no-Mikoto, who took the sword that was contained in its tail...

 

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Adaro

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Adaro is the demon of sea from Oceanic folklore.

 

This merman-like spirit is not only described differently than any of the many other mermaids-mermen, it also behave differently.

 

Adaro can be dangerous to humans. It is known to shoot flying poisonous fish. These fish can cause unconsiousness and occasionally, even death.

 


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This article represents religion in Oceania.  This article explains that this demon of the sea and was known to haunt and terrorize the sea. This also shows what the aboriganies believed in and sometimes have to stay away from the ocean because of this creature.

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Satyr

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Satir (Pl.Satyroi or Satirs)  is a rustic fertility daimon (spirit) of the wilderness and countryside.

 

The Satyr is half-man and half-goat in Greek folklore.

 

The Faunish satirs mate with the tribes of Nymphai in the mountain wilds.

 

 

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Fuath

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The Fuaths (Pl. fuathan) lives near or in rivers and lakes according to the Gaelic folklore, but rarely will they appear near beaches and shores of seas and oceans.

 

These malevolent water spirits have no problem with murdering one another over bodies of water, and are known to display their enemies' bones around their dens...

 

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Troll

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The troll is a supernatural being from Norse and Scandinavian origins.

 

Trolls are of many variations but all quite ugly and malicious.

 

The gigantic troll was often dim witted and lived in caves with a fondness for human flesh.

 

Eventually, dwarf sized trolls emerged from the folklore. These smaller trolls were not as large or as strong as the giant trolls, but just as dangerous...

 

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Alom-begwi-no-sis, Alom-bag-winno-sis

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Little dwarf men from the Abenaki folklore.

 

This mischievous dwarfish race can increase or decrease body size at will....

 

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Chenoo

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Chenoo are stone giants from Iroquois tribes folklore (North America).

 

The giants are said to fight amongst themselves with uprooted trees and large boulders, never...

 

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Dragoniae I: Ladon

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Dragon of Ladon is a great creature from the folklore of Greece and Rome.

 

This mighty serpent-like dragon has an enormous body with many heads each with a pair of fiery eyes...

 

It  guards the golden apples of Greek legend...

 

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Saci; Saci-Pererê

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Saci (Saci Pererê) is a very popular child-like impish one-legged creature from Brazil.

 

Saci wears a magical red cap and likes to smoke a pipe.

 

According to the legend, he is always up to some mischief....

 

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Manananggal

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Manananggal ('one who can remove'):

The manananggal is from Philippine folklore and is a witch-like person (usually a woman) with long hair and wild eyes who can detach her upper torso from her lower half of her body via wings that sprout whenever...

 

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