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Many of the frightening creatures listed below span multiple tribes — and in some cases, hundreds of generations. This ferocious creature originates with the ancient Mayans, who depicted him as a powerful god-monster from the hellish domain of Xibalba, where he presides over swarms of bloodthirsty vampire bats. Though powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations, Camazotz made a treaty with human beings to bring them fire… but in exchange, he demanded human sacrifices.
His frozen spirit was then trapped within the body of a lumbering, troll-like monster, who devours any human he can get his hands on. There are many No Demons - The Native Cats - Always On about these evil creatures, most of which portray them as a kind of vampire, and they vary in size from tiny to humongous. The most familiar story involves one of the beasts attacking a woman who was roasting chestnuts; the creature accidentally ingested a hot coal from the fire, which burned it to ashes.
Known mainly to Navajo folklore, the Skinwalker is essentially the North American equivalent of the werewolf. In most tales, the creature is a magical or cursed human being — usually a shaman who takes part in a heretical ceremony designed to summon evil forces, so that he may take on the characteristics of an animal. That animal can take many forms, including wolves, bears and birds. If the shaman stays too long in animal form, he can lose his humanity completely — China Girl - David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (DVD) makes him even more dangerous.
One of the scariest figures in Passamaquoddy and Micmac mythology, the Ghost-Witch is often said to be born from the dead body of a shaman who practiced black magic; the demonic entity then emerges each night with murder on its mind. In fact, they are said to prefer the taste of children.
Legend has it they can hunt humans by mimicking their language. The owl itself is a symbol of death in many native cultures, so owl-women are essentially a walking embodiment of death itself. According to some myths, the Teihiihan were fearsome warriors in a previous life, resurrected as dwarves after dying in battle. Cherokee legends prominently feature this dragon-like behemoth, which is believed to have originated as a human, taking the serpentine shape to seek vengeance on those who wronged them.
Much like the dragons of European myth, there are stories of men proving their bravery by confronting one of the powerful beasts, who are also lightning-fast and can devour a person in one bite. Arguably the most powerful and deadly Monstersound - Various - Hit Explosion (2001-2) in North American folklore, the Wendigo appears in many tribal legends, but the best-known description comes from communities surrounding the Great Lakes region.
Not even loved ones are safe from No Demons - The Native Cats - Always On eternal hunger. Camazotz: The Death Bat This ferocious creature originates with the ancient Mayans, who depicted him as a powerful god-monster from the hellish domain of Xibalba, where he presides over swarms of bloodthirsty vampire bats.
Skudakumooch: The Ghost-Witch One of the scariest figures in Passamaquoddy and Micmac mythology, the Ghost-Witch is often said to be born from the dead body of a shaman who practiced black magic; the demonic entity then emerges each night with murder on its mind. Share This. Tweet This.
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