Popobawa

Popobawa seen with its bat-like wings and head resting on a forest floor

Popobawa is an evil spirit (shetani) in the folklore of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of several islands, including Zanzibar (also known as Unguja) and Pemba Islands. Recurrent episodes of Popobawa mass hysteria in Zanzibar reportedly originated on … Read more

Cherufe

The Cherufe as a looming and giant lava humanoid creature.

The Cherufe is an evil demonic entity in Chilean folklore. The demon lives in the volcanoes of Chile. The legend of the Cherufe originated among the native Araucanian tribes who live in the valleys and basins of south-central Chile between the Biobío River in the north and the Toltén River in the south. The Araucnian … Read more

Hellhound

Hellhound with spiky fur and red glowing eyes stalks through a smouldering gateway.

Hellhounds are supernatural animals borne out of folklore that have been part of the legends of many countries around the world for centuries. These dog-like creatures are thought to be closely linked to the devil, helping him harvest souls. Description Typically, Hellhounds are described as having black fur and glowing eyes. They are said to … Read more

Tikbalang

The Tikbalang seen as a green-skinned humanoid in a murky forest

The Tikbalang is a legendary humanoid cryptid from Philippine folklore, said to live in the mountains and forests there. Description “Tikbalang” roughly translates to “demon horse,” and this creature has been part of Philippine folklore since time immemorial. Said to live in the mountains and forests, it is a tall and bony being with extraordinarily … Read more