Werewolf music video

I’ve been a little light on were-posts lately…. But here’s one!

It’s a fun werewolf music video from The Real Tuesday Weld. Blood and gore and a saxophone riff! Nice!



Demonspotting 8: Lilith

Lilith (1892), by John Collier in Southport At...

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Demonspotting: This DotW feature is your field guide to all things hellish and demonic.

Lilith: The Queen of the demons.

Supposedly, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, before Eve. She was created at the same time and demanded equality with her husband. God said no, so she left Eden to go hang out with Satan. Because of this, she’s been kind of held up as a proto-feminist heroine: http://www.lilithfair.com/

Lilith has a fondness for killing babies. I think we can agree that is less heroic.

“Wow, Teresa! This blog post is super short! Lilith is super-mama of all female demons ever? Why doesn’t she get more air time? What up?” I can hear you ask.

Honestly, I’ve got nothing new to bring to the table for Lilith. She’s pretty well known already. It would be like trying to say something interesting about Satan. It’s Satan.

I also have to admit I’m also a little uncomfortable with the way she’s turned into a heroine these days. Sure, she wanted equality, and that’s noble… Except… Demoness. Kills babies. I think we’re reaching a little here, people.

I’m going to save my research for Dwylla, Hannya, and Mati/Syra/Zemlia, a goddess so mysterious we don’t even know her name.

So, if you’re interested in more about Lilith, google her. There’s lots there.

Demonspotting: Botis

When Botis shows up, he looks like an ugly viper–as opposed to all those cutie vipers, I guess. If you don’t like that form, you can ask Botis to wear a human shape. It’s not much better, though. In human for, he has big teeth (sharp, I presume) and two horns. His favourite accessory is a sharp sword.

According to the Goetia, he “telleth all things Past, and to Come, and reconcileth Friends and Foes.”

In Hell, he’s both a President and an Earl.

Black Shuck: Demon dog

In 1577, an enormous black dog killed three people in a church in Bungay, East Anglia, in England. It strangled two of them and shrunk the other.

There are lots of stories of demonic dogs, particularly in England. Often they’re called the Black Shuck, or the Old Shuck. But these stories aren’t often as gruesome as the one of 1577. Usually the dog just appears, scares the living daylights out of you with its glowing eyes, and trots off.

But in some parts of England, they believe the Black Shuck is a bad omen, and if you see it, it’s a signal that someone you love will die soon.

Bad dog.