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Anarkali (girl)

Anarkali was the name of a legendary dancing girl. She is said to have lived in Lahore in the time of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. She fell in love with prince Selim but was punished by his father, Akbar. She is supposed to have died in Lahore and it is said her grave is also there. The famous Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore was named after her.

                                               

Apotropaic magic

Apotropaism or apotropaic magic is the use of magic rituals against evil or harmful influences like the evil eye or invidia, which was thought to cause injury or bad luck. This can be a long ritual, or it can take the form of simply wearing an amulet or other token, against bad luck.

                                               

Baba Yaga

The Baba Yaga is a mythical witchlike character. She is found in Slavic folklore, one of the most popular demons in slavic beliefs. She looks like an ugly and deformed woman.

                                               

Dulla Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti or Dullah Bhatti real name Abdullah Bhatti was a famous Punjabi Folk hero and freedom fighter who led a revolt against Mughal rule during the rule of the emperor Akbar.

                                               

Big Bad Wolf

The Big Bad Wolf is a wolf and a fictional villain in many fairy tales, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

                                               

Bloody Mary (folklore)

Bloody Mary is a kind of ghost of a dead woman in Western folklore. This ghost is said to appear in a mirror after calling its name three times or more, depending on the version of the story. Like the Ouija board, this game is played by adolescents in parties or small meetings just to have fun. The ghosts name can vary according to the tales said by the people. Some similar names are: Mary Worth, Mary Worthington and Hell Mary, among others.

                                               

Sang Sapurba

In the Malay annals, the legend of Sang Sapurba was a king of the Malay who came from mount Siguntang Mahameru. He claimed descent from the Dhul-Qarnayn, king of the Malay world, later the Malay of royal clans who claimed to be his descendants. According Minangkabau chronicle, he is referred to as great king of the king Maharajadiraja, he was a heroic figure who killed Katimuno Snake, an immense snake, which destroyed their cultivation.

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