Monday, October 31, 2011

Alphabeast #3 Chudail

A chudail is a female ghost out of Hindu folklore. The spirit is said to be of a low-caste woman who died either in childbirth or during her menstruating.

Legend says that they hold young men captive until they are elderly, or else make love to them until they become so weak that they die to join the spirit.

She appears either as a hideous creature with long sagging breasts and unkempt hair, or as a beautiful young woman who can charm any man.

I chose to show her as both.

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