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Loup Garou (Rougarou): The Cajun Legend

2017-05-15T21:01:35+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A loup garou is a mythical creature in French, Canadian and American folklores which is believed to come into existence as a result of a curse. It is basically the same thing with a rougarou/rugaru/roux-ga-roux/rugaroo. The word "loup-garou" is derived [...]

Doppelganger

2017-02-04T19:00:24+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Etymology The word doppelganger is the English form of the name “Doppelgänger” in German meaning “double goer/double walker”. This word was firstly used by Jean Paul in his work Siebenkäs in 1796 and derived into English later. What is a [...]

What is an upir?

2017-05-15T20:49:36+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Upir is the name given to vampires in Russian language/Slavic languages. Pronunciation of the name differs from country to country and it has variations such as Opir, Opur, Upyr and Upier. The most vivid stories regarding these creatures belong to Ukrainian [...]

What is a Werewolf (Lycanthrope)?

2017-02-04T19:00:33+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Werewolves are mythological creatures with features of both humans and wolves. According to the myths, they have human looks but they can transform into werewolves whenever they want or sometimes when they are forced as a result of the curse [...]