Also known as Cinomologus, the Cinnamon Bird is an Arabian creature that collects cinnamon sticks from cinnamon trees to build their cliff nests. The cinnamon is obtained from unknown locations, causing many to trick the birds into weighing down and breaking their nests with cattle meat in order to collect the rare cinnamon for themselves.
The Cikavac is a pelican-like creature with magical powers. In order to create a Cikavac, an egg must be taken from a black hen. The egg is to be held under a woman’s armpit for forty days, during which she must not pray, confess, wash her face, or cut her nails. After hatching, the cikavac feeds on honey from beehives and milk from cattle, after which it can fulfill the owner’s wishes and enable them to understand animal languages.
In Aztec mythology, the Cihuateteo were the spirits of human women who died in childbirth (mociuaquetzque.). Childbirth was considered a form of battle, and its victims were honored as fallen warriors. Their physical remains were thought to strengthen soldiers in battle while their spirits became the much-feared Cihuateteo who accompanied the setting sun in the west. They also haunted crossroads at night, stealing children and causing sicknesses, especially seizures and madness, and seducing men to sexual misbehavior.
Their images appear with the beginning day signs of the five western trecena, (1 Deer, 1 Rain, 1 Monkey, 1 House, and 1 Eagle) during which they were thought to descend to the earth and cause particularly dangerous mischief. They are depicted with skeletal faces and with eagle claws for hands.
They are associated with the goddess Cihuacoatl and are sometimes considered envoys of Mictlan, the world of the dead. Cihuateteo are servants of the Aztec moon deities Tezcatlipoca and Tlazolteotl.
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Origin: Dominican Republic
Ciguapa is described as either a beautiful or ugly naked woman with dark brown or blue skin. Their long brown hair serves as its only form of clothing. They are nocturnal beings that live in the mountainous rural parts of the Dominican Republic, while there are some reported sightings of ciguapas in Cuba, they are mythical beings native to the Dominican Republic.
They are said to only come out of their lairs in the mountains rarely during a full moon to go and hunt for some farm animals to eat. They can also be found braiding horses’ manes as well as braiding fellow ciguapas’ hair late at night. Ciguapas, while resembling humans, cannot speak and only communicate using noises that sound like the crying of children that are very sorrowful for those who hear it.
What’s so weird about them?
Other than looking like an avatar minus the clothing, they like seducing men to follow them to their caves. But see, they make them really want it because their feet are backwards and it makes it hard for the men to follow their footprints.
Imagine how happy the man is when he finally gets there though. He has arrived at the cave/lair/thing of this woman who is willing to make love to him and he’s just so excited. And then in the middle of the act, the ciguapa begins to suck out his life and he dies. I really hope it was amazing for the man’s sake.
Ciguapas have a bit of a mermaid complex, which might explain how they get men to follow them. They appear as sweet nice seductive women, but in reality are vicious and deceitful. And if their physical appearance isn’t enough, then they can just use their powerful magical eyes to bewitch them.
What if I see one?
Do not look into their eyes. Once your eyes meet, you are under their spell most likely until they kill you. And it shouldn’t be too hard to distinguish them apart from other women, since they’re probably blue and naked.
(PS: I actually couldn’t find much about how to escape an untimely demise with a ciguapa, so if any of you know. Please, feel free to share and I’ll add it in!)
A type of vampiric ghost, the Indian Churel is usually the angry spirit of a woman who died in childbirth or while menstruating. Her first victim is usually her last lover or most cherished family member, and she may proceed in backwards order until everyone she knew has been completely drained of life. Taking on a young and beautiful disguise, she may charm the same man for many years until he ages and dies prematurely.
In her true form, the Churel is always hideous; a gruesome hag with dangling breasts, bloody claws and filthy hair. Her strangest and most apparent features are her backwards-pointing feet and her mouth. In most tales, she has jutting teeth and an unusually long, blackish tongue, but sometimes it is said that she has no mouth at all.