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The drekavac is a rather horrifying creature, evident from the fact that its name means “the screamer/yeller”. These creatures are described as furry humanoid forest demon bearing long claws on the front limbs. But there is variability of stories among folks. Some of them say it’s depicted in form of a long-necked, long-legged creature with a cat-like head, others say it’s depicted as an apparition that can be seen in form of a dappled foal, dog or bird. But most commonly they are described as form of a creature having a dappled, elongated and thin body with a disproportionately large head and it’s believed to be the born...

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In Slovenia lies a very unique castle named The Predjama Castle (literally meaning ‘before-cave’). It is located in the village of Predjama and was once very significant building in the historical region of Inner Carniola. The castle might look like an ordinary castle on the first sight, but what makes it so unique is the fact that a major part of the castle is hidden inside the cave. The castle became known as the seat of the knight Erazem Lueger or Erazem Predjamski, lord of the castle in the 15th century and a renowned robber baron. He was the son of the Nicholas...

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In the Eastern and South Eastern Europe, many centuries ago when people still believed in the old gods, demons and other creatures, a mysterious entity was inciting fear in the hearts of many brave men. The mysterious entity went by many names. The Balts knew her better as Morė, while most Slavic people called her Mara, Marzanna, Marena or most commonly referred to her as Morana. Morana was goddess of death, queen of darkness if you like. She was the symbol of the winter and everything that winter brough with it. Hunger, cold, disease and pain. She was also the...

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