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Frankenstein

A crazed yet genius doctor reanimates a body that was assembled from parts of various corpses in Mary Shelley’s novel entitled Frankenstein. People often refer to the monster as Frankenstein. However, Frankenstein is the doctor who built the monster and the monster is simply the monster. Shelley wrote this classic after having a dream.

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Frog

Frogs are aquatic, semi-aquatic, and terrestrial amphibians. They have smooth, moist skin and webbed feet which help propelled them through the water. Their long hind legs are adept at leaping.

Frog legs are a popular in French and Creole cooking and one who eats frog is called a “Frog Eater” (that’s a real technical term).

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Gargoyle

Gargoyles are well-known design elements in Gothic architecture. They were placed on the tops of cathedrals in France and Western Europe to allow water to drain from the roofs. The image of a gargoyle was chosen in an attempt to lure pagans into the church (Celtic imagery was often used for this purpose). The word gargoyle is a derivative from the old French word ‘gargouille’ meaning throat. The water from the roof drains out of the creature’s mouth. As to what a gargoyle really is tends to be rather cloudy. Some believe they are purely evil, while others believe they are protectors.

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Ghost

Ghosts, specters, phantoms, poltergeists are all otherworldly spirits. A ghost is the departed soul or spirit of a dead person that has been unable to reach the “other side”. Ghost hauntings do not harm people, ghosts mostly cause chills and uneasy feelings or in, while others cause feelings of warmth and comfort.

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Ghoul

A ghoul is an evil demon that feeds upon humans and animals. A grave robber is often referred to as a ghoul.

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Goblin

Goblins are creatures that live in forests and caves. They vary in size from 2 to 5 feet. Good goblins, found in France, do household chores and make lots of noise. However, bad goblins are found most everywhere else. These bad goblins eat children. Their features are distinct with eyelids that close from the bottom-up, no ears, and three rows of teeth. They usually travel in groups and they enjoy creating mischief like hiding keys and blowing out candles.

Hobgoblins like to live in homes with children. Their size, appearance, and disposition vary. Many are good spirits that live in the kitchen and watch over babies. They like to rattle windows and create mischief at night though.

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Grim Reaper

Draped in a long, hooded black cloak, the grim reaper collects the souls of those soon to departed from this world. His face is usually hidden from view but if seen, it is a skull. He carries a scythe and often an hourglass. His companion is a large black crow or owl.

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Harpy

The harpy is a creature with a ravenous appetite. She swoops down on her unsuspecting victims and grabs them with her long claws. Her face is usually pale and her body is that of a large vulture.

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Hellhound

A hellhound is a dog of hell or an agent of hell. In Greek Mythology Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades, was a hellhound. A hellhound also refers to a fiend or a devilish person.

A hellhound, that doth hunt us all to death.
~Shakespeare

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