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Manananggal is the creature from Philippine mythology. It is a half human and half bat. The word manananggal means to separate or to remove itself. It is usually described as scary female monster who can separate her torso and spread huge bat-like wings. She attacks people on their sleep and sucks their blood. Legend says that manananggal prey on a pregnant woman and sucks the heart of the fetus with her long tongue.
Lemures are characters from Roman mythology. People who died unnaturally and violently or are not buried properly become restless spirits. Lemures are shades of the wandering spirits. They are trapped between the underworld and living world. They can be vengeful. Lemures are presented as darkness, spirit’s fear, formless shades, terrifying and grotesque appearances.
Lamia is a character from Greek mythology. She was a queen of Libya and become a demon who eat, devour children. She was described as a serpentine, or just having serpent’s tail below waist or snake skin wrapped around her arms and waist. Lamia was a mistress of God Zeus. His wife Hera became jealous, turned Lamia into an immortal monster and killed her children.
Wakwak is a vampire-like creature in Philippine folklore and mythology. They have bird-like characteristics and pray as vampires at night, cut out victims and usually eat their heart. Their name describes the wings flapping sound when they hunt. This sound is usually just a gecko animal sound. Sometimes they are described as vampires, witches, even shapeshifters who take a form of a bird or bat.