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Granary Burial Ground in Boston.

Granary Burial Ground in Boston.

Meditation on death. Photo © Ellamorte.

Meditation on death. Photo © Ellamorte.

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When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors. I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return. Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question, “Death, where is thy sting?” with “it is here in my heart and mind and memories.”
When I Think of Death - Mary Angelou - A Popular Funeral Reading
"Retiens les griffes de ta patte, et laisse-moi plonger dans tes beaux yeux."

"Retiens les griffes de ta patte, et laisse-moi plonger dans tes beaux yeux."

Ghūl.
A ghoul is a folkloric demon or spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mention ghouls is likely One Thousand and One Nights. By extension, the word ghoul is also used in a derogatory sense to refer to a person who delights in the macabre, or whose profession is linked directly to death, such as a gravedigger (“graverobber”).In ancient Arabian folklore, the ghūl (Arabic: literally demon) dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The ghul is a fiendish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis.A ghul is also a desert-dwelling, shapeshifting, evil demon that can assume the guise of an animal, especially a hyena. It lures unwary people into the desert wastes or abandoned places to slay and devour them. The creature also preys on young children, drinks blood, steals coins, and eats the dead, then taking the form of the person most recently eaten.In the Arabic language, the female form is given as ghouleh and the plural is ghilan . In colloquial Arabic, the term is sometimes used to describe a greedy or gluttonous individual.

Ghūl.

A ghoul is a folkloric demon or spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mention ghouls is likely One Thousand and One Nights. By extension, the word ghoul is also used in a derogatory sense to refer to a person who delights in the macabre, or whose profession is linked directly to death, such as a gravedigger (“graverobber”).

In ancient Arabian folklore, the ghūl (Arabic: literally demon) dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The ghul is a fiendish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis.

A ghul is also a desert-dwelling, shapeshifting, evil demon that can assume the guise of an animal, especially a hyena. It lures unwary people into the desert wastes or abandoned places to slay and devour them. The creature also preys on young children, drinks blood, steals coins, and eats the dead, then taking the form of the person most recently eaten.

In the Arabic language, the female form is given as ghouleh and the plural is ghilan . In colloquial Arabic, the term is sometimes used to describe a greedy or gluttonous individual.

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