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Lorenzo, 26 years.
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Historian & idealist. When I'm not dreaming of impossible things you can find me writing articles concerning mythology and history.

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A futakuchi-onna (二口女, “two-mouthed woman”) is a yōkai in Japanese mythology: these demons are women with two mouths.The origin of a futakuchi-onna’s second mouth is often linked to how little a woman eats. In many stories, the soon-to-be futakuchi-onna is a wife of a miser and rarely eats.

A futakuchi-onna (二口女, “two-mouthed woman”) is a yōkai in Japanese mythology: these demons are women with two mouths.
The origin of a futakuchi-onna’s second mouth is often linked to how little a woman eats. In many stories, the soon-to-be futakuchi-onna is a wife of a miser and rarely eats.

“The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon" by Edward Poynter (1890)

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon" by Edward Poynter (1890)

yuureibanashi:

STRIX or STRIGA Originally strzyga (ˈstʂɨɡa).Strzyga is a kind of demon, or maybe more of a vampire in slavic (especially Polish) folklore. It probably evolved from Roman Strix, which was a female demon with huge claws and was drinking human blood.In polish folklore, Strzygas were man born with two souls, two hearts and two sets of teeth or babies born with teeth already. It was belived that the second soul stayed on Earth even after death of the first one, but it had to hunt and drink blood so it could survive. Strzygas were belived to be able to transform into owls. They were drinking blood and eating their victims insides. Just as it is with vampires, one could kill Strzyga only with fire or by thrusting nails or pales into its body.

In roman mythology a strix (plural: striges or “veneficae”) was generally considered a witch transformed into a horrible nocturnal bird.Around 100 - 30 b.C. witches used to hold nocturnal rites on the Esquiline hill (Rome) since at the time there was a cemetery for peasants and poor people.The roman poet Horace in one of his satires describes the situation tells us that even the gods were disgusted of those rituals: the statues covered their eyes in order to avoid seeing the witches’ necromantic celebration.

yuureibanashi:

STRIX or STRIGA
Originally strzyga (ˈstʂɨɡa).
Strzyga is a kind of demon, or maybe more of a vampire in slavic (especially Polish) folklore. It probably evolved from Roman Strix, which was a female demon with huge claws and was drinking human blood.
In polish folklore, Strzygas were man born with two souls, two hearts and two sets of teeth or babies born with teeth already. It was belived that the second soul stayed on Earth even after death of the first one, but it had to hunt and drink blood so it could survive. Strzygas were belived to be able to transform into owls. They were drinking blood and eating their victims insides. Just as it is with vampires, one could kill Strzyga only with fire or by thrusting nails or pales into its body.


In roman mythology a strix (plural: striges orveneficae”) was generally considered a witch transformed into a horrible nocturnal bird.
Around 100 - 30 b.C. witches used to hold nocturnal rites on the Esquiline hill (Rome) since at the time there was a cemetery for peasants and poor people.
The roman poet Horace in one of his satires describes the situation tells us that even the gods were disgusted of those rituals: the statues covered their eyes in order to avoid seeing the witches’ necromantic celebration.

“Israel in Egypt" by Edward Poynter (1836 – 1919)

Israel in Egypt" by Edward Poynter (1836 – 1919)

In japanese mythology the Inugami (犬神) is a class of  dog-like evil spirits associated with black magic.Generally evokers summon Inugami to possess other people and drive them crazy, manipulate them or even kill them. The summoning ceremony consists in beheading a dog and put the head in a shrine.

In japanese mythology the Inugami (犬神) is a class of dog-like evil spirits associated with black magic.
Generally evokers summon Inugami to possess other people and drive them crazy,
manipulate them or even kill them. The summoning ceremony consists in beheading a dog and put the head in a shrine.