Friday, 30 March 2012


Ghouls are a type of monster that originates from Arabian folklore. The earliest recorded mention of the Ghoul is in the collection of short stories titled A Thousand and One Nights. They are said to devour the flesh of humans and reside in graveyards and cemeteries.

In Arabic folklore, the ghoul or ghul are a type of jinn which were believed to be sired by Iblis, the Islamic devil. Ghouls prey on young children, rob graves, drink blood and consume corpses. While they do dig up corpses to eat they delight in killing their meals as well.

Its appearance can vary as it is known to be able to shape-shift into animals. It can also take the form of the last human it devoured. Often times they are portrayed in drawings as decaying corpses or skeletons in rags.

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