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Winchester Journals :: Shtrigas Albanian folklores seem to go a long way... all the way to a show called Supernatural. A Shtriga is a witch that sucks life-force, or blood, from a person at night when they are asleep. Shtrigas common victims are children and infants. Shtrigas are said to live in communities in which they feasted on (disgusting) on children and infants and they often appear as humans (young girl with really light hair or an old woman) and can transform into a flying insect-like creature.
Folklores Folklores Galore indeed. One... two... three... thirty-two! Let the Albanian folklores run through your body as you read The Maiden Who Was Promised To The Sun... which, by the way, is a very odd folklore. How would you feel if your parents sold your life to the Sun? Well, this is pretty much what happened. A Queen was not able to produce children so the Sun made an offer to the Queen, that if she made a deal with the Sun that allowed her to have a daughter, she would give her to the Sun when she turns twelve. Of course, the Queen agrees to the deal and now the journey begins...
An Albanian Folk Tale The Tale of the Youth and the Eagle is quite an interesting story. A young boy one day is out hunting in the mountains when he saw a eagle come back with it's prey, except the snake was not dead yet. The young boy killed the snake before it could kill the eagle's eaglet, so he took the eaglet with him. The eagle tries to come up with a way in which the young boy will give back it's offspring back to him...

 

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