ORIGIN AND CHARACTERISTIC

 

krasue

The Krasue  known as Ahp (Khmer: អាប) in Cambodia , is a nocturnal female spirit of Southeast Asian folklore. It manifests itself as a woman, usually young and beautiful, with her internal organs hanging down from the neck, trailing below the head.

The Krasue consists of a floating head accompanied by a will-o’-the-wisp kind of luminescent glow. The explanations attempted about the origin of the glow include the presence of methane in marshy areas.

This spirit moves about by hovering in the air above the ground, for it has no lower body. The throat may be represented in different ways, either as only the trachea or with the whole neck.The organs below the head usually include the heart and stomach with a length of intestine, the intestinal tract emphasizing the ghost’s voracious nature.

 

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