Almost every religion has its own set of parables about love, goodness, and all other good and right things. But, unfortunately, there are stories of blissful not always and not for everyone. And then the matter of re-sinner trusts some terrifying and repulsive creatures that this is the case are available in each of the spiritual culture.
Dibbuk live in Jewish folklore. This spirit of a dead sinner, who, instead of lead, as expected, the afterlife, inhabits the body of a living person and either live there themselves quietly, or, more often, exasperated and torturing their victims.
Fortunately, dibbuk can move into anyone he pleases. To become a home for the spirit, one must make some serious sin. So if you never, ever do anything wrong, you can be assured — dibbuk close to you and will not do. But even if it did you moved in, the situation is not hopeless. It can drive rabbi (with proper training).
Goliath, quite possibly, was not only a giant in the Bible, but also the child of a sort of giant, known as "Nephilim" or "giants." The opinions of theologians concerning their origin are divided: some believe children giants angels who come into contact with earth women, others are convinced that they offspring fratricide Cain. However, all agree that the giants — giant and ferocious creatures.
READY — the spirits of the dead from the Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. If representatives of these religions in life were greedy or envious, after the death of their souls return back to the ground and forced to hang around the living forever. But this is not so bad. Prohibitions have permanent, unsatisfying hunger and thirst that can not quench. Not only that, they are also picky about food, and have a passion, usually to something disgusting — like human faeces. Prohibitions usually depicted emaciated creatures with tiny mouths and extremely thin necks.
In Western religious and pop culture, these demons are able to do all sorts of nasty things: that they move into the bodies of their victims, manipulated by people making fulfill his own will, then someone turned … But usually, each of them specializes in any one abomination .
Rakshasa in Hinduism and Buddhism — is another matter. Are former sinners who possess a diverse set of skills. They may take root and create illusions and to impose strong spell. And to be a rakshasa may in any form — beautiful or ugly, strong or stunted, even in the form of an animal, if for some reason he needed. These creatures have their own lord named Ravana with ten faces and many arms — the most insidious of all the Rakshasa.
This is not the good old men, who perform any wish lucky to rescue them from the magic lamp or vase. "Real" gin, according to Islamic texts — these people who live in a parallel world to reality. They are created out of the smoke and fire (like a man out of clay). God gave them free will, so that they can decide for themselves, be it good or evil — just like people. The devil, according to the same Islamic texts had once been genie named Iblis, but refused to bow to Adam and was cast out of heaven into hell.
Most of the famous Jean — most unpleasant creatures, especially the evil called Ifrit. This is a huge winged creature of fire, there are male and female, live underground and are Iblis.
The word "Abaddon" appears frequently in the ancient Jewish texts and means "destruction." In the Christian scriptures is the word also occurs, but personalized — both current and ruling abyss. Some texts say that Abaddon first was an angel named Muriel — thus that collected the clay from which God created Adam. And there are indications that it was mandated to sharpen Abaddon Satan in hell.
A more recent texts describe Abaddon sits on the throne and ruling army of locusts — mystical creatures that look like horses with human faces and scorpion tails.
Another variety of demons from Eastern religions. Pishachi — spirits, which are derived from the former crooks, adulterers, rapists, and other sinners. Like other creatures of our list, these can also change shape or become invisible. They can seize people and cause them physical or mental suffering. As described in the sacred texts, Pishachi looks like humanoids with dark skin, red eyes and bulging veins that cover their bodies from head to toe.
Zoroastrianism, once considered one of the world's major religions, is now mainly confined to the territory of Iran, Pakistan and India, and he, too, has its own monsters. The most terrible of them is considered to Aji-Dahaka, which is found in the general Iranian folklore.
He is described as a creature with six eyes, three mouths, three heads. He knows all the sins of the world, and if it hurt, instead of blood from the wound climb snakes, rats and insects. Aji-Dahaka, in addition, one of the main characters that appear in the Zoroastrian apocalypse. According to the prophecy, he must eat all livestock in the world and one-third of all people.
These spirits of Indian mythology real people are not interested, they prefer to take root in the dead. When the Council occupies a corpse last longer to decompose and can once again walk the Earth as a living.
It is believed that Vetal possess omniscience — through his undying nature. Unlike zombies, no blood, no human flesh does not appeal to them. They torture people just out of spite.
This creature appears in the texts of ancient China, and to this day remains one of the most famous characters in Chinese folklore. According to one legend, Hundun had no face, no holes for the senses (eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth), prevailed in the center of the world and was the embodiment of chaos. He is depicted as either a humanoid creature with no head or as a shapeless bag with short useless limbs.
Two other god — Hu (sudden) and Shu (fast) of the most well-intentioned decided to Hongdong drilled seven holes relying each creature, that he could see, hear, smell, etc. Unfortunately, the patient did not survive the operation, and a week later he died. But from his body sprang the universe.
11. Xing Tian
Xing Tian — another Chinese warrior god and the giant, who served Emperor Yan. When Emperor Yang defeated the Yellow Emperor (a legendary ruler and mythical figure, considered ancestor of all Chinese people, approx. Mixstuff.ru), Xing Tian decided to call on the last fight. Yellow Emperor won again, giant beheaded and his head was hidden in the mountain of Chang'an.
Xing Tian is not dead, and went in search of the lost head. After a long search, which did not succeed, he grown a new head … right in the torso. Nipples to become eyes and navel — in the mouth. So Xing Tian became headless giant, constantly warring with the other gods.
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