Kamis, 14 Oktober 2010

Philippine Urban Legend


 Monster aswang is probably the most common Filipino. In general, they form a human in the daytime and then at night turn into dogs, pigs, bats, cats, snakes ... animal species depending on regional knowledge. They went to the funeral home and stole the bodies recently.
They also like to go home to drink human blood and can make people become aswang and makes people come back to bite them.
the hungry aswang like the human fetus. even many who are always keeping or patrolling in front of the house to protect pregnant women from wild animals that roam (aswang in disguise)


Kapre is a hairy giant with eyes that shone and  like burnt a cigar. They can usually be found sitting in a tree waiting for nightfall, to frighten naughty children who are outside her house late at night.
Philippines monster Kapre is unique because he did not steal the fetus, eating people or cut them. Kapre just like to scare the kids ... and laugh at them because of fear. Some stories claim they are really a very friendly creature who can give you hope if you find a magic stone around it. if kapre is nearby the trees swayed when there is no wind or you see smoke faintly from the tree, perhaps from .. Kapre's cigar


Duwende is like a small human beings who live underground. There are two types of Duwende: 
1.White duwende suspected species that bring about good luck, 2.Black Duwende which means that duwende want to play in humans. They generally only interact with humans when their home disturbed.
For example, a good farmer who treated his land may be valued by duwende white with a greater abundance of plants than usual. However, someone who kicked an ant nest near the house of someone, maybe duwende Black will punish with various diseases from cleft lip to swell testis. The best way to avoid Duwende is to say "tabi-tabi po" hard before entering their room.


tiyanak is similar to the sirens of Greek mythology who lure their prey with her voice. Someone heard the baby crying from deep in the forest and then follow the voice to save the baby.
Some stories tell of people who wander aimlessly in search to find the baby and eventually lost. Another story claims that the person who found the baby in the middle of the woods, when appointed, the baby then Changed into a monster big and sharp teeth. Then tiyanak eat people and turn back to baby and wait for his next victim


tikbalang was described as having a horse's head, the body of a human and a horse nail that grows in the leg man should. In northern areas, tikbalang considered interference but generally not dangerous. They like to make tourists confused and make the tourists are imagining things that are not real. Tourists can easily stop prank by reversing their shirts inside out and ask tikbalang to stop bothering them. Tikbalang story from the south that describe these creatures as an evil giant.
He has red eyes, a big cigar and the smell of burning hair smell. When angry (and he was easily upset), tikbalang will menginjakmu to death. To tame the beast, one must pull one of three very long hair found in his mane. After that, tikbalang will be your slave. Folklore states that when the sun shines through the clouds when it is raining, Tikbalang couple getting married.


In the middle of the night, you will hear a knock on the door and outside the three hooded figures, one a beautiful young woman and two men who are older. There is no story about how the group is formed or where they originated, but stories about them have appeared suddenly in the entire Philippines.
Legend has it that a visit from them is a sign that someone in the family will soon die. There are no pictures or hanging talisman that can keep them away. Leaving the door is not answered did not help. They keep knocking and keep going and then someone will die soon thereafter.



The Manananggal is sometimes regarded as a special lineage of aswang. They are sometimes referred to as "Tick-tick" because the sound it makes when flying. To confuse his victims, tick-tick sound became fainter as he approached. These creatures are generally in the form of a beautiful woman with bat's wings hairy and rough.
The lower part of her body remain in the ground while the top is released while he flew to find food. It has a taste manananggal drinking human blood and in dire need of human fetal liver and taken with a long tongue, like proboscis.
Like the vampire of Western culture, the manananggals hate garlic and salt, garlic by hanging or placing a bowl of salt near the window is the best way to keep them away. To kill manananggal, one must find the lower body
and sprinkled ashes or salt on an open wound. Which prevents the two parts are connected and turned back into human form at rest during the day. 

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

In Western folklore, Bloody Mary is a devil or a witch is said to appear in the mirror when her name was called three times (or more, depending on version of the story), often used as part of the game. The story is very similar to others with the same name is Mary Worth, Mary Worthington, Hell Mary, and Black Agnes. "Bloody Mary" is a game and the ghost with the same (or any other names, like "Mary Worth") is said to appear in the mirror when summoned. It is also said that if say thrice carol, ghosts glass will arrive. One common way to make it appear is to stand in front of the glass in the dark (usually in the bathroom) and repeat her name three times. Bloody Mary Worth dideksripsikan as well as a killer of children.
Bloody Mary is the American legend, namely a woman, Mary Whirnington who reportedly died in front of the mirror. some also say that death cruelly murdered by her boyfriend or a date. some consider it a witch. Mary's spirits, trapped in a mirror so that he could not get out unless there is someone who opened the course and for too long trapped in the mirror, his soul became angry, empty and can do things beyond the limits of humanity. Bloody Mary can be called by way of saying Bloody Mary 3 times in front of bathroom mirror with the lights off. and then Bloody Mary will appear. Mary will take the eyes of people who called him. Children all over the United States often play it and taxable or not is still a mystery.

One of the more common ways participants attempt to make her appear is to stand before a mirror in the dark (usually in a bathroom) and repeat her name three times, though there are many variations including chanting a hundred times, chanting at midnight, spinning around, rubbing one's eyes, running the water, or chanting her name thirteen times with a lit candle. In some versions of the legend, the summoner must say, "Bloody Mary, I killed your baby." In these variants, Bloody Mary is often believed to be the spirit of a young mother whose baby was stolen from her, making her mad in grief, eventually committing suicide. In stories where Mary is supposed to have been wrongly accused of killing her children, the querent might say "I believe in Mary Worth." This is similar to another game involving the summoning of the Bell Witch  in a mirror at midnight. The game is often a test of courage and bravery, as it is said that if Bloody Mary is summoned, she would proceed to kill the summoner in an extremely violent way, such as ripping their face off, scratching their eyes out, cutting their head off, driving them insane, bringing them into the mirror with her or scratching their neck, causing serious injury or death. Some think if she doesn't kill the one who had summoned her then she will haunt them for the rest of their life. Other versions tell that if one chants her name thirteen times at midnight into a mirror she will appear and the summoner can talk to a deceased  person until 12:08a.m., when Bloody Mary and the dead person asked to speak to will vanish. Still other variations say that the querent must not look directly at Bloody Mary, but at her image in the mirror; she will then reveal the querent's future, particularly concerning marriage and children.
Divination rituals such as the one depicted on this early 20th century Halloween greeting card, where a woman stares into a mirror in a darkened room to catch a glimpse of the face of her future husband, while a witch lurks in the shadows, may be one origin of the Bloody Mary legend.

Bloody Mary Worth is typically described as a child-murderer who lived in the local city where the legend has taken root years ago. There is often a specific local graveyard or tombstone that becomes attached to the legend.

On the other hand, various people have surmised that the lore about taunting Bloody Mary about her baby may relate her tenuously to folklore about Queen Mary I, also known as "Bloody Mary", whose life was marked by a number of miscarriages or false pregnancies. Speculation exists that the miscarriages were deliberately induced. As a result, some retellings of the tale make Bloody Mary the queen driven to madness by the loss of her children.It is likely, however, that Queen Mary only provided her nickname to the Bloody Mary of folklore. She is also confused in some tellings of the story with Mary, Queen of Scots.

The mirror ritual by which Bloody Mary is summoned may also relate to a form of divination involving mirrors and darkness that was once performed on Halloween. While as with any sort of folklore the details may vary, this particular tale encouraged young women to walk up a flight of stairs backwards, holding a candle and a hand mirror, in a darkened house. As they gazed into the mirror, they were supposed to be able to catch a view of their future husband's face. There was, however, a chance that they would see the skull-face of the Grim Reaper instead; this meant that they were destined to die before they married.

Cultural references

The legend of Bloody Mary has served as inspiration for a number of movies and television shows dealing with the supernatural. In Clive Barker's Candyman films, the Candyman is summoned in a similar way. In 2008, for its annual "Halloween Horror Nights" events, Universal Studios Florida developed a new variation of the legend.In their version, "Mary" was a doctor who studied fear by exposing her patients to the thing they feared the most.During the experiments, Mary would sit behind a one-way mirror; the patients would shout her name three times when they wanted the experiment to end.She was also parodied in South Park and replaced by Biggie Smalls. In a season two episode of Charmed named "Chick Flick" a Demon makes killers from different horror movies come to life, one of these killers being Bloody Mary. In the episode of Charmed, Bloody Mary is pale white and carries a knife to kill her victims with, also Phoebe informs the sisters that "Bloody Mary" can be killed if she falls or is pushed out a window. Also another appearance in the first season of the paranormal TV series Supernatural, in the episode called "Bloody Mary". The legend was also featured in the third season of TV series Ghost Whisperer, in the episode called "Don't Try This at Home." A few college students dare a girl to summon Bloody Mary but when she dies mysteriously, they believe that Bloody Mary is haunting and trying to kill them too because they were also responsible for bringing her back. The PlayStation 2 video game Twisted Metal: Black features a character named Bloody Mary, an insane woman who is extremely jealous of anyone who gets married. She murdered one of her best friends on the day of her wedding, and stole her blood-soaked wedding gown, which she continues to wear. In the X-Files episode "Syzygy" two high school girls are seen chanting Bloody Mary thirteen times in front of a bathroom mirror. In the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice, the title character is summoned to and from the living world by saying his name three times.


  1. ^ See generally, Bill Ellis, Lucifer Ascending: The Occult in Folklore and Popular Culture (University of Kentucky, 2004). ISBN 0-8131-2289-9
  2. ^ a b Urban Legends Reference Pages: Bloody Mary
  3. ^ Bloody Mary, Mary Worth and other variants of a modern legend - MythologyWeb
  4. ^ Obiwan's UFO-Free Paranormal Page > Ghosts and Hauntings FAQ > Urban Legends > Bloody Mary
  5. ^ Ellis, op. cit.; see also Ronald Hutton, Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain, (Oxford, 2001). ISBN 0-19-285448-8
  6. ^ a b c Dewayne Bevil (2008-09-25). "Universal crafts Bloody Mary bio for Halloween Horror Nights". Orlando Sentinel. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_orlando/2008/09/universal-craft.html. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  7. ^ [1], Internet Movie Database listing of The Ghost Whisperer Season 3 Episode 2, "Don't Try This At Home".