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Heydrich as Banshee or Zmora by hello-heydi Heydrich as Banshee or Zmora by hello-heydi
Mora or Zmora in Slavic countries
according to wiki
Poland

In Polish folklore, mora are the souls of living people that leave the body during the night, and are seen as wisps of straw or hair or as moths. In certain Slavic languages, variations of the word mora actually mean moth (such as in Slovak language mora or another example is Czech word můra).
Serbia

In Serbia, mare is called mora, or noćnik/noćnica ("night creature", masculine and feminine respectively). It is a common belief that mora enters the room through the keyhole, sits on the chest of the sleepers and tries to strangle them (hence moriti, "to torture", "to bother", "to strangle"). To repel moras, children are advised to look at the window or to turn the pillow and make a sign of cross on it (prekrstiti jastuk); in the early 19th century, Vuk Karadžić mentions that people would repel moras by leaving a broom upside down behind the door, or putting their belt on top of their sheets, or saying an elaborate prayer poem before they go to sleep.
Croatia

In Croatian, "mora" refers to a "nightmare". Mora or Mara is one of the spirits from ancient Slav mythology. Mara was a dark spirit that takes a form of a beautiful woman and then visits men in their dreams, torturing them with desire, and dragging life out of them. Other names were nocnica, "night woman" in Polish, or éjjeljáró, "nightwalker" in Hungarian

from my family tales and personal experiences
it's lovely lady who sat on your chest in night and weep or chocke you she is really really upset and cold in touch she is or white or black more often called Zmora than Mora. She is undead unpeaceful soul who cries a lot
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Branstock Nov 13, 2012   Filmographer
Do you know the english "Nightmare" ? which really means "Night female horse" and it's said it was a kinda demonic white mare who comes in the nights and sits over your chest and take your soul to a journey.
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hello-heydi Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes but in poland it was woman ;) not a horse, well many anglo saxon woman have horse faces so probably thats why they were taken as horses :D
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Branstock Nov 13, 2012   Filmographer
probably it came from Eastern...the fact that mare and mora sound pretty similar as words.
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hello-heydi Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its indoeuropean word mar ;) also appears in persia
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Branstock Nov 13, 2012   Filmographer
Do you know what does it mean or how to write it?
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hello-heydi Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unfortunately nope
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Sounds a lot like the witch from left 4 dead. Also sounds like a demon this guy encountered in the haunted. Good thing I have a cross necklace. They work right? Meh I don't usually have choking dreams anyway. More likely falling dreams. Nice picture too I like how Heydrich is playing the violin c:
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hello-heydi Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha Zmoras are older than left 4 dead and even then computer radio and tv age ;)
They dont work just putting zmora in bottle and burning it on fire works
crosses and other christian magic is useless for ancient demons, becase for them jesus and co are just young yelling children :)
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Elise-Lucy Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ta ascetyczna kolorystyka wpasowuje się w moje gusta (ale się dzisiaj nafavuję Twoich prac, ale co ja poradzę, jak mi się podobają xD). Heydrich wygląda trochę jakby pracował w rzeźni, a potem poszedł grać na skrzypcach (hmm, tutaj nasuwa mi się skojarzenie z jednym z utworów Jelonka...).

Hmm, deseń z krwi na samym dola przypomina kształtem dalekowschodni "krzaczek", ale nie wiem, czy to nie przypadek ^^;
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hello-heydi Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no w sumie pracowal w rzeźni a potem grał na skrzypcach
z tym ze taki byl cwany ze nigdy na rekach krwi nie mial ani nikogo nie ubił
podlejszy typ rzeźnika

moze przypadek moze nie :)
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