To dream or not to dream?

I woke up shaking in the middle of the night after a bad dream, so intense that it kept me awake for hours. Isn’t there anything to keep us safe from night terrors?

The Scandinavian Gjenganger

Are you afraid of ghosts? What about a hybrid between a zombie and a ghost? Something that is essentially a ghost, but has a corporeal form and can even infect you. They will torment anyone, be it friend or foe. They will come at night and administer the so-called dead man’s pinch, spreading sickness through…

Rusalka, the demon water Nymph

From good to evil, she has a heartbreaking story in which goodness and love don’t prevail. She is the Rusalka, a water Nymph turned to demon after her love is not shared. She is known to leave the water depths during springtime, on Rosalia, Green Thursday, or rusalka Easter. Also, in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine,…

A witch? A deity? Who is Baba Yaga?

A hut that is constantly spinning? A witch that doesn’t fly by broom? Meet Baba Yaga, a creature associated with dark powers and often accused of eating children. Nothing new here, but what about her god-like traits? Is she evil? Is she a guide? I believe Baba Yaga represents a ritual of the passage of…

The story of Autumn

Such a warm and beautiful day, today! The sky is clear, inviting you to dream, to hope, to fly, to let your spirit free. As I’m looking at the swallows flying freely so up high, my mind wanders to the myth of Persephone and how Autumn is created in Greek mythology. Persephone is the daughter…

An ancient Japanese curse

Today’s scary creature is Inugami, a powerful curse created when a dog is transformed into a malevolent spirit.