Manananggal Picture

So because I was feeling homesick, I made this.... The manananggal. Literally, "she who severs" or "she who separates." The manananggal is a vampiric creature in Philippine folklore that separates its upper body from its lower half and flies around with its huge bat wings in search of food (i.e., unborn fetuses) using its proboscis-like tongue. In daytime, the manananggal appears as a beautiful young lady. In order to destroy it, one must find the lower half of its body and sprinkle salt, crushed garlic, or ash on it, preventing the upper half of the manananggal's body to reunite with its lower half. If that happens, the manananggal will die with the rising of the sun.

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