31 Mythical Creatures Used to Scare Children From Around the World

Joy Churin
Oct 29, 2018 · 1 min read
This image depicts the Baba Yaga from Russian folklore, an old woman who flies around in a mortar, snatching up children who are misbehaving or wandering unattended in a forest.

Did your parents or caregivers tell stories of terrifying creatures to ensure that you behave? This infographic proves that this is a global method of parenting, as there are monsters from all corners of the planet that prey on children who refuse to go to bed, wander off out of sight, play too close to riverbanks, or any other mischief that kids get into.

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So if you are at your wit’s end trying to persuade your kids to just LISTEN to you, employ one of these grotesque creatures to do the work for you! But really, there are plenty of unique and disturbing Halloween costumes on here.

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