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Japanese folklore has a rich and terrifying tradition of all sorts of zany ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and goblins. Japanese ghosts collectively known as yūrei (幽霊), and Japanese monsters collectively known as yōkai (妖怪) are arguably the most popular. But how many traditional Japanese spooks do you actually know anything about?
The elk is a common image in many Finnish petroglyphs Finnish paganism was the indigenous pagan religion in Finland , Estonia and Karelia prior to Christianization . It was a polytheistic religion, worshipping a number of different deities. The principal god was the god of thunder and the sky, Ukko ; other important gods included Jumi , Ahti , and Tapio [ disambiguation needed ] .
Psychopomps (from the Greek word ψυχοπομπός - psuchopompos , literally meaning the "guide of souls") [ 1 ] are creatures, spirits , angels , or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife . Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply provide safe passage. Frequently depicted on funerary art , psychopomps have been associated at different times and in different cultures with horses , Whip-poor-wills , ravens , dogs , crows , owls , sparrows , cuckoos , and harts .