Monday, March 26, 2012


"O friend and companion of night, thou who rejoicest in the baying of dogs and spilt blood, who wanderest in the midst of shades among the tombs, who longest for blood and bringest terror to mortals, Gorgo, Mormo, thousand-faced moon, look favourably on our sacrifices!"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Horror At Red Hook

"Infernal and earthly and heavenly Bombo, come. Goddess of waysides, of cross-roads, lightbearer, nightwalker. Hater of the light, lover and companion of the night, Who rejoicest in the baying of hounds and in purple blood; Who dost stalk among corpses and the tombs of the dead, Thirst for blood, who bringest fear to mortals, Gorgo and Mormo and Mene and many-formed one. Come thou propitious to our libations!"
Hippolytus Of Rome, Philosophumena or Refutation Of All Heresies

"The Mormo or Mormolyce, possibly meaning "Banewolf" or "Werewolf", was described as a monstrous female who had originally been deprived of her children. The grief had turned her into a monster that abducted and took the children of others in revenge."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons

"Oh, what a trembling the Mormo brought us then, when we were little ones!--On its head were huge ears, and it walked on all fours, and changed from one face to another!"
Erinna, The Distaff

"The belief in Mormo and Gorgo is also occasionally found; and Gello, another child-eating monster of classical times"
Henry Fanshawe Tozer, Researches In the Highlands Of Turkey

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