Reading Time: 24 minutes The Bell Witch or Bell Witch Haunting is a legend from Southern American folklore, centered on the 19th-century Bell family of northwest Robertson County, Tennessee. John Bell Sr., who made his living as a farmer,…Read More Bell Witch
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Manananggal (sometimes confused with the Wak Wak and Aswang, also translates literally to “Remover”) is a vampire-like mythical creature of the Philippines, a malevolent, man-eating and blood-sucking monster or witch.Read More Manananggal
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An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a vampire-like witch ghoul in Filipino folklore and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.
The myth of the aswang is well known throughout the Philippines, except in the Ilocos region, which is the only region that does not have an equivalent myth. It is especially popular in the Visayan regions such as Capiz, Iloilo, Negros, Bohol, Aklan, Antique, and Siquijor. Other regional names for the aswang include “tik-tik”, “wak-wak” and “sok-sok”.Read More Aswang