Traditionally, zombies originated from the customs and rituals of Haitian Voodoo. The modern concept of zombies, particularly in American pop culture, was invented by renowned movie maker George Romero in his 1968 cult film, "Night of the Living Dead."Know More
Zombie is derived from the Haitian word "zombi," which means "spirit of the dead." Voodoo priests, known as bokors, were able to revive the dead through black magic and the oral application of "coup padre," which contained a lethal chemical called tetrodoxin. The zombies of Voodoo culture were soulless mechanical drones controlled by the bokors.
In contemporary times, Romero popularized the flesh-eating monsters not as the mindless creatures of Voodoo legends but as a horrifying blend of zombies, werewolves and vampires. Critics claim that Romero revolutionized the film horror genre with his cinematic masterpiece.Learn more about Folklore
In Paraguay, one of the major family-related customs is that godparents are highly respected and carefully chosen. A majority of the population is Roman Catholic, and all major Christian holidays are celebrated with some distinct Paraguayan customs incorporated. Other important traditions revolve around handmade crafts and reinforcing Guarani, the country's indigenous language.Full Answer >
Some of the best-known fairy tales include "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Bluebeard" and "Beauty and the Beast." Fairy tales are widely shared short stories that depend on popular plots and magical tropes drawn from a shared folklore. They were often intended for adults as well as children. Many favorite fairy tales were crafted by skilled writers, not simply collected oral traditions.Full Answer >
"Numeros de telefono" is Spanish for "telephone numbers." The expression consists of two nouns, "numeros" and "telefono" and a preposition, "de."Full Answer >
Smile Dog is not real. In the 1990s, the Photoshopped image of a smiling dog (smile.jpg) began circulating on Internet forums (reportedly beginning with Usenet.com) along with a fictional horror story claiming that viewing the photo could cause insanity and/or death.Full Answer >