Monday, June 16, 2014

Maleficent = Manananggal?

Maleficent movie was great and all but…

maleficent floor sticker

Am I the only one who thought this floor sticker looked like a manananggal?

For those not familiar with Philippine mythology:

The manananggal is a mythical creature of the Philippines, an evil, man-eating and blood-sucking monster or witch. It is described as hideous, scary, often depicted as female, and capable of severing its upper torso and sprouting huge bat-like wings to fly into the night in search of its victims.

It is said that they mostly prey on sleeping, pregnant women, using an elongated proboscis-like tongue to suck the hearts of fetuses, or the blood of someone who is sleeping. The severed lower torso is left standing, and it is said to be the more vulnerable of the two halves. Sprinkling salt or smearing crushed garlic or ash on top of the standing torso is fatal to the creature. The upper torso then would not be able to rejoin itself and will die by sunrise.

- Wikipedia

I think I read too much Trese.

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