The manananggal is a mythical creature of the Philippines, an evil, man-eating and blood-sucking monster or witch.
An image from Max Ernst’s Une Semaine de Bonté
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman
Arctic continent on the Gerardus Mercator map of 1595.
In Greek mythology the Hyperboreans were mythical people who lived “beyond the North Wind”. The Greeks thought that Boreas, the god of the North Wind (one of the Anemoi, or “Winds”) lived in Thrace, and therefore Hyperborea indicates a region that lay far to the north of Thrace. This land was supposed to be perfect, with the sun shining twenty-four hours a day, which to modern ears suggests a possible location within the Arctic Circle. However, it is also possible that Hyperborea had no real physical location at all, for according to the classical Greek poet Pindar,
neither by ship nor on foot would you find the marvellous road to the assembly of the Hyperboreans.