Tag: halloween monsters

Halloween Monsters: Ghosts

Ghosts just possibly might be the oldest and most widely believed in of all the traditional Halloween monsters. Almost every culture has stories of ghosts or sightings of spirits. I encourage you to check out the list of belief in ghosts by culture listed on Wikipedia. A ghost is defined as an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest … Read More Halloween Monsters: Ghosts

Halloween Monsters: Zombies

Okay, so technically mummies are more traditional as Halloween monsters than zombies. BUTthe new season of The Walking Dead starts today, so my next Halloween monster is zombies. 🙂 Unlike with many of the Halloween creatures Ive been looking at, where various cultures across the world have some form dating back to antiquity , zombies seem to be a newer concept with roots in various … Read More Halloween Monsters: Zombies

Halloween Monsters: Vampires

Continuing my fact finding mission focused on the traditional Halloween monsters (werewolves, vampires, Frankenstein, etc.) and their evolution in folklore and literature. Lets take a look at vampires.   While the mythologies differ, almost every culture around the world has some type of ancient supernatural creature who drinks blood or consumes flesh. In early history, these creatures were thought to be demons or spirits. (IMO this could … Read More Halloween Monsters: Vampires

Halloween Monsters: Werewolves & Shapeshifters

Happy Halloween Season! October is possibly my favorite month of the year, and Halloween has a great deal to do with that. I thought it would be fun to do a little fact finding about the traditional Halloween monsters (werewolves, vampires, Frankenstein, etc.) and their evolution in folklore and literature. Since every single one of my series (Svatura, Shadowcat Nation, Legendary Consultants) involve shifters … Read More Halloween Monsters: Werewolves & Shapeshifters