A demon addicted to the reprehensible habit of devouring the dead. The existence of ghouls has been disputed by that class of controversialists who are more concerned to deprive the world of comforting beliefs than to give it anything good in their place. In 1640 Father Secchi saw one in a cemetery near Florence and frightened it away with the sign of the cross. He describes it as gifted with many heads an an uncommon allowance of limbs, and he saw it in more than one place at a time. The good man was coming away from dinner at the time and explains that if he had not been "heavy with eating" he would have seized the demon at all hazards. Atholston relates that a ghoul was caught by some sturdy peasants in a churchyard at Sudbury and ducked in a horsepond. (He appears to think that so distinguished a criminal should have been ducked in a tank of rosewater.) The water turned at once to blood "and so contynues unto ys daye." The pond has since been bled with a ditch. As late as the beginning of the fourteenth century a ghoul was cornered in the crypt of the cathedral at Amiens and the whole population surrounded the place. Twenty armed men with a priest at their head, bearing a crucifix, entered and captured the ghoul, which, thinking to escape by the stratagem, had transformed itself to the semblance of a well known citizen, but was nevertheless hanged, drawn and quartered in the midst of hideous popular orgies. The citizen whose shape the demon had assumed was so affected by the sinister occurrence that he never again showed himself in Amiens and his fate remains a mystery.
An imaginary evil being among Eastern nations, which was supposed to feed upon human bodies.
An Arabic demon that haunts burial grounds.
Arabic ghul, demon of the mountains -- an evil spirit in Oriental folklore that robs graves and feeds on the flesh of the dead.
An Arabian spirit form which appears in a hideously grotesque humanlike form and makes a specialty of stealing corpses. Traditions hold that this spirit form often makes its home near burial grounds and is particularly fond of the bodies of children. Believed to feed upon the bodies of the dead and to make the living violently ill with a mere glance. The tradition of ghouls spread from Arabia to the Far East, into Africa, and then was brought to Europe by returning Crusaders during the Middle Ages.
someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
an evil spirit or ghost
a corpse brought back to life, but missing a soul
a grave robber
an ancient spirit in muslim folklore, a sort of demonic being that feeds on corpses, not on living flesh
an undead monster that serves the necromancer's will, and who feeds upon the flesh of the recently deceased
Evil spirit or monster that robs graves and feeds off of the flesh of the dead.
A supposedly invisible phantom that is evil in nature and feeds on the life energy of its human victims.
Demonic or parasitic entity that feeds upon human remains.
A demon thought to feed on the dead. HAUNTING - Paranormal experiences occurring over a period of time in a specific location. May include apparitions, sounds, smells, moving / disappearing objects, etc. INNER VOICE - Receiving guidance and assistance from your own mind.
A ghoul is a monster from ancient Arabian and Persian folklore that dwells in graveyards and other uninhabited places. The English word comes from the Arabic name for the creature: Ø§Ù„ØºÙˆÙ„ ghÅ«l, which literally means "demon". The ghul is a devilish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis.
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