How Does Culture Influence the Supernatural Creatures We Believe In?
From treacherous trolls and fanciful fairies to grotesque ghouls and spooky spirits, every culture has its own unique folklore beings that, over time, become the subjects of long-told legends. While they’re often meant to explain the unexplainable or provide warnings to misbehaving children, supernatural creatures from around the world serve another interesting purpose, too: They reflect not only important lessons, but also the fundamental cultural values unique to the areas where they’re (reportedly) found.
Ready to learn about a nightmare-devouring Japanese beast, or perhaps discover why La Llorona’s weeping echoes across Mexican lakes? We'll introduce you to a collection of supernatural creatures from all around the world, showing just how spooky legends can really get — and why these mythological creatures may have developed when and where they did.