One of the countries which one doesn’t associate the zombie with is Tibet.
The exploration into the origins of common superstitions continues with ‘wishing on a star’.
Derwen Ceubren yr Ellyll, which means “The Hollow Oak, Haunt of Demons” or “The Blasted Oak of Spirits” was a real tree. Its story is dark and terrifying.
The gallows play a dark role in the history of punishment, but also show an important influence in folklore, folk practices, and even everyday language.
We might all lay claim to some superstitions to guard against bad luck, but an ingrained belief in death omens is another matter.