-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.
-Means “the grabber”
-Corpses which come back to life after burial and feast on their fellow dead
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
**Are people more afraid of a monster killing them or of a monster turning them into another monster?
**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?