Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

Ghosts And Spirits Index




Jungle Spirits

The Amazons believed in an amazing variety of ogres, demons and powerful spirits, often shaped like animals. Some of these were the ghosts of the dead, and they lived in a spirit world parallel to our own, running alongside to it. They could only contact these spirits through their shamans (see Guardian Spirits ) . They also regarded birds as demonic spirits, and dead spirits would sometimes battle them, often only to die the final death by being eaten by a a gigantic eagle.