Dr Giuseppi Stoppolini, a professor of psychology at Camerino University in Italy, held classes on the occult. They were very popular among students and some of the more frequented classes at the school. Reportedly the professor introduced students to a woman named Maria Bocca during one of those classes in the year 1950 with results that astounded them all.
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In 1895 the finest pub in the English village Willisham a stranger sat listening to a disturbing tale that would lead to his downfall. This tale speaks of a ghost haunted by murder and a skeletal hand with a bloodstone ring on one finger. This hand happens to be resting prominently on one wall of the establishment as the story is told.
Once upon a time a young farmer lived east of Eyjafjollum (Eyja Mountains). He was diligent and hardworking. Where he was, sheep were aplenty and he had many of them.
He had just married as this tale is told. His wife was young but lazy and weak. She never wanted to do anything and had little to do with every day running of the farm. The farmer was not pleased by this but could do little.
Why do people believe in monsters?
Now that is a good question and one that we are going to have to take a look at from many different angles. To begin with, believe in mythical creatures has been with us for as long as man has walked the earth. We see ghosts during the night when it is dark and the next day we might be thinking about a strange creature shambling through the swamp that is behind the house we live in. Fact of the matter is we have all kinds of creatures and the answer might be different for each one.
Direct translation from ancient icelandic Spell book:
Write these letters on white calf skin with thy blood. Draw blood from your thigh and speak: Cut do I eight Ásar (Aesir), Nauðir (Despair) nine, Þursar (giants) thirteen, each torment your body with wicked shit and diarrhea, and all of them let your body suffer a great gas. Let your supports loosen, your intestines explode, may your farting never stop, neither day or night, may you be as tormented as the devil Loki which of all gods is bound. In your all important name, Lord god, Spirit, Creator, Odin, Thor, Savior, Freyr, Freyja, Oper, Satan, Beelzebub, Helper, almighty god, you who protect your followers, Uteos, Morss, Noht, Vitales…..
A mere few days ago we did an article on witches. This time we are back with a real one who has agreed to be interviewed and hopefully for those of you who want to learn more about magic we might learn a thing or two.
This is her picture you see shot by Ingolfur Juliusson.
Perhaps before you begin you might want to know a thing or two about Eva.
Eva’s full name is Eva Hauksdottir and she is probably the most famous witch ever to hail from the tiny island of Iceland. She has been known for everything from opening a magic store, maintaining a blog to cursing Icelandic politicians.
Imagine waking up during the middle of the night finding yourself unable to move, every breath a difficulty to draw and the walls seem to close in on you. Imagine laying there frozen and confused, not sure whether you’re awake or asleep. Imagine the fear when you notice the horrible face for the first time, the breath on your face like death in your nostrils.
“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”
Which in modernized English simply means: You must not allow a sorceress to live. So it says in Exodus 22:18
Not so long ago this video was shot by the farmer Hjartar Kjerúlf, claiming that it is footage of the worm.
So far it has been seen by about five million people all around the world.
Perhaps this is genuine video of the beast or it might be mere debris tangled in a net and frozen to resemble some mythical creature. Be that as it may it has certainly sparked interest in the worm and people have been wondering:
Creature, monster, beast. You might use them all to describe this fiend that has been titled the Wendigo, a mythical creature, a malevolent and cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or could possess humans.
You have to die to become a ghost, or so sounds the most common belief around the existence of spirits. People who have died only to arise again as specters or ghosts, bound to a specific location, object or person. Often it was told that people met a rather gruesome or violent death, to return as vengeful spirits bent on revenge. In ancient times and perhaps even today there was a belief that leaving food for a revenant would appease it.
A milk sucking monster with equal taste in human blood and one of the more weird creatures we have spoken of so far. This creature comes from Icelandic folklore and is described as a bloated thin creature with a mouth on each end.
Werewolves are some of the more fascinating characters of the horror genre. Spoken of in tales and legends, they are by now a mainstream boogie man.
You can see them in modern art and entertainment; you can see them in myths and legends, TV shows and movies, comic books and novels.
We have done an article on northern monsters before and this one is no less infamous in Nordic folklore.
Monsters and creatures are reported all over the world in all shapes and sizes, from asia and all the way over to america. One monster that some people might never have heard from hails from europe, on the small island called iceland.
Even animals can succumb to the influence of the devil and one popular myth is of the hellhounds. In reality there are many myths and not all of them speak of the same creature. Most of them agree that they are evil and most harmful to anyone who crosses their path.
I remember when I was a child, I had and still have a sizable collection of relatives. My parents would from time to time go and visit some of them. One of my favourite places to go was my uncle’s place. He had this book that I would flip through each and every time, utterly fascinated by the somewhat gruesome images within. Read More