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Banshees

Banshees

Celtic

-Means “Women of the hills”

-Women who died in childbirth and now are doomed to spend the remaining years of their allotted time washing out the grave garments of those who are about to die

-When the wail of the banshee is heard, someone in your family is about to die.

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Ghouls

Ghouls

Ghouls

Islamic

-Means “the grabber”

-Corpses which come back to life after burial and feast on their fellow dead

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Windigo

Windigo

Native American (specifically Cree and Ojibwa)

-Lives in the subarctic forested regions of North America

-20 to 30 feet tall, lipless mouth, and jagged teeth

-footprints in the snow are full of blood

-Hissing breath can be heard for miles

-Eats people, or, if it catches you alone in the forest, it can possess you and turn you into a windigo

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**Are people more afraid of a monster killing them or of a monster turning them into another monster?

**Are people more afraid of a monster killing them or of a monster turning them into another monster?

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Monsters then and now

Monsters then and now

**Are there similarities between these culture’s monsters and the notorious monsters of our culture today? If so, what are possible explanations for these similarities?

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