Philippine Myth Creatures Picture

Philippine Mythological Creatures:

(From left to right)
1. White Lady- a simple ghost that appears almost anywhere but with its distinctive white dress and usually seen without feet or floating.

2. Kapre- Carries the same human characteristics but 7-9 ft tall and smokes tobacco.
Kapres dwell in big trees such as acacia, mango tree, and balete. The Kapre is said to wear the Northern Culture group of the Philippines’ loincloth known as Bahag. Kapres are not considered to be evil. Kapres make contact with people to offer friendship

3. Tikbalang- Our local version of minotaur, centaur, satyr. Almost 8 ft in height, usually appears in mountains. Tikbalangs play tricks on travelers such that they keep on returning to an arbitrary path no matter how far he goes or where he turns.

4. Santelmo- (St. Elmo’s Fire) a ball of fire that’s said to follow humans wandering off in forests. Some stories say that you can turn into a Santelmo if you get direct contact with it.

5. Manananggal- a human-devouring monster; An old but beautiful woman that’s capable of severing its upper torso in order to fly into the night with huge bat-like wings to prey on unsuspecting pregnant women in their homes; using an elongated proboscis-like tongue, it sucks the hearts of fetuses or blood of an unsuspecting, sleeping victim. The severed lower torso is left standing and it is said that the manananggal is in its most vulnereable state. Sprinkling salt, smearing crushed garlic or ash on top of the standing torso is fatal. The upper torso then would not be able to rejoin and will die at daybreak.

6. Ulong Pugot- a headless ghost, commonly a priest.

7. (Tikbalang again)

Hand-drawn and rendered in Photoshop
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