Drude

AB378

Drude

Region of origin: Germany

A large demonic hag, the drude will take possession of virginal maidens or priestesses. They will leave their host’s bodies at night, capanle of taking on various forms such as other humans, animals or a vaporous mist, and sneak into homes through cracks and small holes. Once inside, the drude will assume its true form and sit on the sleeping inhabitant’s chests, causing sleep paralysis and nightmares. They are also said to participate in the Germanic version of the Wild Hunt.

Originally posted on Tumblr on September 20, 2016

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Dormarch

AB354

Dormarch

Region of origin: Wales

One of the Cŵn Annwn, the hounds of the Welsh version of the Wild Hunt folklore, Dormarch or Dormarth belonged to Gwyn ap Nudd, lord of the fairy folk who had at some point acquired him from the Gweynedd king, Maelgwn Gwynedd. He was said to live among the clouds and, after battles, he would descend to the earth to collect the souls of fallen warriors and bring them to join the Hunt.

Originally posted on Tumblr on August 19, 2016