Monsters of different faiths

Every religion has in its arsenal a set of parables that explain the fundamentals and proper standards in terms of the behavior of this religion. And, of course, these parables are not without intimidation unscrupulous followers. So here's a list of the most horrible monsters religious, carefully watching your actions and just waiting for a chance to cause you visit.

1. Dybbuk

The spirits of the dead sinner comes from Ashkenazi Jewish folklore. Rather than go to eternal rest, Dybbuk, held in the world of the living of the crime, prefers to move into the body of a living yet the sinner and spoil life for him and others. Dybbuk are analogues of Catholic demons, which are so fond of priests cast in Hollywood horror movies. Avoid the Dybbuk is simple - do not commit sins.

2. Nephilim

Goliath was not the only man in the Bible, especially large sizes. In fact, it is quite possible that he was a descendant of an entire race of Biblical giants known as the Nephilim (giants). Theologians disagree about their origin: some believe that the Nephilim were descended from Cain, the other - that they were the children of unions between the angels and earth women. But in any case it is clear that the giants were huge ferocious creatures, contact with whom you would not have wanted.

3. pretas

Extremely unpleasant characters Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. At that time, the Western religions have traditions bind rebirth people into demons with their own sins, prohibitions ("hungry ghosts") are hostages of their bad karma izgazhennoy previous incarnations. They're currently experiencing insatiable hunger and thirst, and look like creatures with a small neck and a huge insatiable belly. While reeling ban on the ground, his relatives should make sure to fix it karma with a special ritual, otherwise there is a danger of degeneration of the spirit in the even more evil Bhutia.

4. Rakasha

Another hello from Buddhism - a demon-eater. Again, going back to Western religion, we note that in them spirits, usually endowed with a very specific mandate: some tortured, others threatened, and some frightened, fourth kill. Rakshasas also have a wide range of possibilities: Depending on your desires, these monsters can take any shape: to be tiny, huge, beautiful, ugly, people, animals. Invariably, only that they have huge claws and eat people. There is no consensus, where they come from, but it is clear why: that decent Buddhists was terrible.

5. Jinnah

In Islamic mythology genie - the only creatures besides humans have free will. Jinn live as if in a parallel world: we do not see them, but they are. They are born, marry, produce offspring and dying, as well as people who appear before the court of Allah. And the jinn are free to believe in its existence, or not to believe. Jinn are of different kinds, but especially pernicious of them - efreet: huge, winged, evil and cunning fiends who live underground. And, of course, they are Iblis - Satan analogue.

6. Abaddon

Traditionally used in the texts of Judaism, the word "Abaddon" means "destruction", later in Christian texts gets physical incarnation - the angel of destruction, destruction and death. Abaddon is also called "The Destroyer" and "King of locusts" in honor of his uchinёnnyh disasters. According to some texts, originally Abaddon was the angel Muriel, who has collected dust from which God created Adam. According to another version, its main function was to watch over Satan in hell. Later texts describe how Abaddon demon sitting on the throne of the larvae and commander of the army of locusts that destroy and devour all life except for the righteous and holy.

7. Pishacha

Even more disgusting creature than Rakshasas. This is the lowest from all evil and eastern demons. Pishacha - the spirit of the person who committed the crime during his lifetime, for example, fraud, rape, theft, and so on. N. Pishacha look quite the contrary: in many texts describe them as humanoid with black skin, red eyes and bulging veins. They are engaged in that go to the place of execution and cemeteries and spoil the girls: it is their antics attributed to someone's unexpected pregnancy.

8. Azi Dahak

Zoroastrianism, once a thriving world religion, is now widespread, mainly in Iran, Pakistan and India. Azi Dahak "moved" out of it in Iranian folklore, becoming part of it. He is described as a creature with three heads and six eyes. He knew all the sins of the world and bleeds snakes and rats. According to the prophecy in the Zoroastrian version of the Apocalypse, this is all over that, before the end of the world Azi Dahak devour all the animals in the world and one third of mankind.

9. Vetal

Unlike other eastern ghosts Vetal prefer not to deal with the living and with the dead, with literally - with the corpses. After Vetal dwell in the corpse, he ceases to decompose and goes around the world in the manner of a zombie mythology of Central America. The difference is that Vetal not interested in devouring human flesh or brains. His goal - just to annoy and torment people envy.

10. Hongdong

Impersonal deity of Chinese folk beliefs, the personification of chaos. Hongdong described as humanoid creature that resembles a living shapeless bag without holes. Hongdong primarily helps avoid evil and the good. However, at the moment, its fate is already tragically ended gods Hu and Shu, has always been considered a freak Hongdong, decided that there should posverlit eyes, nose and mouth. Unfortunately, despite their good intentions, then surgery deity died.

11. Xing Tian.

Another Chinese folk myth says that once lived a giant warrior who served under Emperor Yang. When Yang was defeated by the Yellow Emperor, Xing Tian decided to take revenge on the offender and caused a duel. During the battle Yellow Emperor Xing Tian beheaded and buried his head in the mountains. And then the story gets weird. Instead of rest, the body Xing Tian lived and drags along the ground in search of the head. After a long time of fruitless searching warrior surrendered ... and grew a new head on the body, using the nipples for eyes and mouth navel instead turned into an ugly creature ever revolt against the gods.


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