Moonday’s Paranormal Creature: Ghouls

Wassteland Ghouls

Ghouls are monsters of folklore who haunt graveyards consuming the flesh of  freshly-buried corpses. Ghouls have also been known to anticipate a meal by consuming still-living victims who join their cursed ranks. The oldest surviving literature that mention ghouls is in the Arabian Nights which in English translation date back to the 18th century.  Frankly, ghouls are neither heroic or hunkish but here they are anyway.

 

   

 

BTW, for a more pleasant read, RitaBay.wordpress.com features the Celts and Saxons this week.  Today, check out the magnificent 2,000+ year old Celtic poem that reveals so much about how the Celts viewed their world. 

Next Moonday, DEMONS   Rita Bay

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4 Responses

  1. We can count on your history background even when it comes to ghouls! lol

    Ugly little critters, and apropos during the Halloween season. Don’t mind admitting to liking your regular hunks better! But you’ve never played favorites, Rita, and today’s post is proof! *shudder*

  2. Thank you, Runere. The Ghouls are SO ugly-nothing redeeming about them at all. BTW, The Celts were my topic of the week over at Rita Bay’s WordPress blog. Today features the Celtic poets with a short blessing and a prayer and one of their most beautiful poems that is probably more than two thousand years old and says so much about their worldview. RitaBay

  3. UGH – disgusting and ghoulish, even. LOL! thanks for sharing even the gross stuff.

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