~ BGAW: Manananggal ~

17 January 2007

hohoho, i’ve been drawing like there is no tomorrow. another one of Beautiful Ghosts Around the World series is here, the sixth one: Manananggal.


Manananggal is a mythology from Philippines. she’s not exactly a ghost; she’s more like a witch woman who feeds on pregnant women’s blood to keep her black magic power. one of the stories explains that she goes out on feeding only during full moon. during the day and nights of non-full-moon, she looks like a regular, beautiful woman.

her name, Manananggal, is loosely translated as “one who detached”, which describes her look when she turns into a Manananggal: her upper body detaches itself from her lower body and she flies with a huge bat wings looking for her prey. then she sucks the blood of the fetus in a pregnant woman’s womb using her proboscis tongue…

if she doesn’t go back and attach herself to her lower-half of the body before daybreak, supposedly, the Manananggal would be killed.

the other BGAW are: Kuntilanak, Yuki Onna, Huli Jing, Lamia, Glaistig
and La Llorona.

~ comment (4) ~

sometimes (like today, on this post), i can’t see the images you post. they are replaced by the “stealing bandwidth” image, eventhough i am looking at it through your site. why is that? :)

ana | 17 January 2007 - 08:44 | reply

that happens when the image is hotlinked on other website. if you’re viewing it from this website, all you have to do is refresh the page, and the “stealing bandwith” image should go back to the real image.

thalia | 18 January 2007 - 09:44 | reply

this is one of the most creative topic ever on all the blogs I’ve ever seen! this beautiful ghost thing… keren banget ‘bow!

Ester | 18 January 2007 - 12:00 | reply

yay, thank you! glad that you like it :D

thalia | 18 January 2007 - 09:45 | reply