Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 October Frights Blog Hop--Day 9

Croatian mythology has many monsters, bogeymen, and apparitions that are used to scare children and make sure they grow up to be decent christian citizens. 


Bogeyman (Baba Roga)

Every culture needs a practical way of keeping children in check. The United States has Ritalin* and Croatia has Baba Roga, a mean-spirited old witch covered with warts. Our version of Russian Baba Yaga.
Now hold on a minute. Isn’t it interesting how elderly women are so frequently portrayed as nasty old hags? This is sad and unfair, but understandable. The world is a patriarchy and women are predominantly judged by their beauty. Since people automatically associate beauty with good nature, when women lose their beauty, so goes their reason for being nice.
Having that in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Baba Roga would kidnap, torture, and finally eat children. After all, why wouldn’t she? She’s ugly!
Now, an ugly old man who likes to torture kids… that’s unusual. And understandable. The poor guy probably lived with a Baba Roga, a horrible woman cursed by ugliness, lazy around the house, and a horrible cook! That ordeal scarred the poor soul for life.
Baba Roga, to her credit, doesn’t go after every child. She specializes in bad children: those who are loud, disobedient, overly energetic little troublemakers.
So, yeah, she does go after every child.
Thank God for Ritalin.

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2015 October Frights Blog Hop
October 1-10th 

1. Clarissa Johal, Author of Paranormal & Gothic Horror 
2. Duncan Ralston, Author of Gristle & Bone 
3. Blaze McRob 
4. Kerry Alan Denney aka The Reality Bender 
5. Thomas S. Flowers, Author of Reinheit 
6. A. F. Stewart 
7. Kindra Sowder 
8. Cinsearae S. 
9. Randy Speeg 
10. Miracle Austin 
11. Brandy Jeffus Corona 
13. Clay and Susan Griffith 
14. *** 
15. Precious Monsters 
16. Nickronomicon 
17. *** 
18. The Cerebral Writer 
19. Barbara Custer 
20. Katie M John 
21. Lexa Cain 
22. Mary Rajotte 
23. Belinda Frisch (Mystery, Thriller, Horror Author) 
24. S.C Hayden 
25. Ash Krafton 
26. E.J. Stevens @ From the Shadows 
27. J.H. Moncrieff - Things That Go Bump In The Night 
28. C. Lee Spencer - Love/Kroft 
29. Nicola C. Matthews: Paranormal Fantasy Author 
30. Elizabeth Kelly 
31. KM Randall 
32. Anne Michaud 
33. Steve Vernon 
34. Debbie Christiana 
35. Angela Yuriko Smith 
36. Cathrina Constantine 
37. Kerry Adrienne 
38. Scott Scherr (Don't Feed The Dark) 
39. Crymsyn Hart 
40. Zrinka Jelic 
41. B.K. Brain 
42. greydogtales 
43. Chris Verstraete - GirlZombieAuthors 
44. Juli D. Revezzo~Paranormal author


  1. The poor children can't catch a break. A great post.

  2. Gotta love the Boogeyman myth. The real creepy part is that there is a boogeyman myth for just about every country in the world. Some of them are different but even more are frighteningly similar.

    For some reason, I remember my mom was always a fan of using Wendigo as my "boogeyman" as I had a tendency of wandering the woods.