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Ghoul

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"Ghoul"
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Details
Type(s)
Undead
Source
Folklore
Scale
medium
Other names
Goule, Ghūl, Ghul
Similar creature(s)
Gallu, Lich, Skeleton, Zombie, Jinn, Qutrub


Ghouls (arabic:الغول) are fiendish jinns or monsters who dwell in or near burialgrounds from pre-islamic arabia. They feast on human flesh, in many texts, they are described as "necrophages", those who eat "the dead". In e.g. "The Witcher", the ghouls commonly are found on battlefields, where they eat the fallen, which doesn't make them less dangerous for the living.

Source[edit | edit source]

The ghoul originate from Arabian folklore and it means "to seize", the creatures also appear in Iranian folklore.

Media[edit | edit source]

Ghouls appear in the following media:

Games[edit | edit source]

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Berserk