Ghoul

2023-09-07 Snargl 3 minutes 47 seconds

Who is a Ghoul?

Ghoul in a black outfit holding two swords in a dark alley with a full moon in the background
Creepy looking skeleton with spikes on its head and chest
Skeleton dressed in a black robe and white head and hands is walking down a road in a field
Ghoul in a hooded costume standing under water in a pool of water with a skull on his head

A ghoul is a mythical creature that originates from pre-Islamic Arabian folklore.

It is often depicted as a shapeshifting demon that lives in desolate places, such as graveyards, deserts, or caves, and feeds on human flesh and blood.

Ghouls can take the form of the people or animals they have eaten, or disguise themselves as beautiful women to lure unsuspecting victims.

Ghouls are not mentioned in the Quran, but some Islamic scholars believe they are a type of jinn or devil that were banished from the heavens and burned by comets.

Ghouls have become a popular subject of horror fiction and media, often with different characteristics and abilities than the original folklore.

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What does a Ghoul look like?

Ghoul dressed as a skeleton dancing in a room with blood dripping all over the floor and walls and a large snake in the middle of the floor
Creepy looking skeleton with a knife in his hand
Green Ghoul with glowing eyes and a creepy face in the water with a green background
A ghoul is a mythical creature that has different appearances and behaviors depending on the culture and folklore.

In the Arabic tradition, a ghoul is a shapeshifting demon that can take the form of an animal or a human, especially a woman.

It lives in desolate places, such as deserts or graveyards, and preys on travelers or children.

It can also eat the dead and take their shape.

A ghoul has one distinctive feature: its feet are always like those of a donkey.

In the European literature, the ghoul was introduced by the translation of the One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Arabic stories.

The ghoul was depicted as a monstrous creature that feeds on corpses in cemeteries.

Later, the ghoul was influenced by the works of H.P.Lovecraft, who described it as a dog-like humanoid that lives underground and has a taste for human flesh.

In modern popular culture, the ghoul has many variations and adaptations.

It is often used as a synonym for a zombie, a vampire, or a cannibal.

It can also have different abilities, such as regeneration, invisibility, or magic.

Some examples of ghouls in literature, movies, games, and music are:
  • The ghoul in Harry Potter, a harmless creature that lives in the attic of the Weasley family.

  • The ghoul in Tokyo Ghoul, a human-like being that can only survive by eating human flesh and has a special organ called a kagune that can be used as a weapon.

  • The ghoul in Fallout, a human that has been mutated by radiation and has a decayed appearance and a long lifespan.

  • The ghoul in The Nightmare Before Christmas, a character that sings in the song "This is Halloween".

A ghoul is a fascinating and terrifying creature that has many interpretations and representations.

It is a symbol of horror, death, and evil, but also of mystery, magic, and transformation.

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What is a Ghoul in real life?

Ghoul in a black robe and a mask standing in a river in the fog with trees in the background
Skeleton with long hair standing in a cave with a Ghoul standing in front of it
Ghoul in a body of water with her hands in her pockets and her face painted like a demon
Ghoul with white hair and makeup is standing in front of a building with lanterns
Creepy Ghoul standing in the water on a beach with a lightning in the background
Creepy male Ghoul in a kitchen preparing food on a cutting board with a knife and fork in his hand

A ghoul is a mythical creature based on Persian and Arabic folklore.
According to the Arabic legends, a ghoul can be described as a human-like demon or monster in a dead body.
A ghoul is known to dwell in cemeteries and graves where it would dig up the buried corpses and eat them.

Ghouls are not mentioned in the Quran, but in some hadiths, they are considered as a type of jinn or devil that rebelled against Allah.
They are also said to have the ability to shapeshift into animals or humans, especially hyenas or attractive women.
They use this power to lure unsuspecting travelers into the desert or abandoned places, where they kill and devour them.

In Western culture, the concept of ghouls was introduced by Antoine Galland, who translated One Thousand and One Nights into French.
He depicted ghouls as grave-robbing creatures that feasted on corpses.
This image of ghouls has persisted in modern fiction, where they are often portrayed as undead or infected beings that hunger for human flesh.

Some scientists have speculated that ghouls could exist in real life, based on the effects of radiation poisoning or genetic mutations.
However, there is no evidence to support this claim, and ghouls remain a product of imagination and horror.

Example of the color palette for the image of Ghoul

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Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
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RAL Classic
RAL 7035
RAL 3032
RAL 7022
RAL 9005
RAL 9016
RAL Design
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RAL 020 20 29
RAL 160 30 05
RAL 170 20 25
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