Mylings otherwise known as utburd, are young kids or beings that were never baptized, therefore were never dug a real grave. So the story goes that if you were walking in a forest near a graveyard, you could be attacked by a myling. They would jump on your back and tell you to walk to a graveyard. The closer you got to the graveyard the heavier the myling would become. If you failed to make it to the graveyard, the myling would brutally kill you out of rag, but if you did reach the graveyard, you would have to dig a grave for it, then it would go in the grave and leave you be. Now, there is no real proof that mylings are real, no pictures or videos, but what’s odd is that the myling isn’t just in Scandinavian Folklore it’s also in Japanese Folklore, and Slavic Mythology. In Slavic it has two creatures that represent it, the Drekavac, and the Bukavac. The Drekavac is a creature that was unbaptized( similar to the utburd ) it usually is in the shape of a fox or a dog, but to have legs of a kangaroo. It will whisper to you when you walk past that you should baptize it, if you don’t it will let out a horrid scream and run away. The Bukavac is another version of the Myling. It tells of a creature that lives underwater in a lake or river and comes out at night and yells and screams and jumps on animals and people’s back and strangle them. Now, when reading this, I was intrigued. My last post talked about the brook horse which also lives underwater in rivers and lakes and comes out ad drowns people. I see that the Bukavac may be the Slavic version or the Brook Horse, which is odd as it also relates to the Myling. So there are many influences on the Myling, some even connecting to the Brook Horse, but there is no real proof he exits making this one a….
Till’ Next Time,