ghouls, goblins and ghosts

i don’t care much for, or adhere to tradition in any form…but today is halloween after all, so here is a tiny informative guide to decipher the attributes and differences between ghosts, goblins and ghouls.

GHOSTS, in case you didn’t already know, are considered to be the souls of the dead, often appearing in a seemingly imperceptible fashion.  you know, those white sheets and all.  any red blood cell lacking hemoglobin is also referred to as a ghost, further enforcing the idea of pigmentation lacking.

GOBLINS are typically nightmarish who at times have the ability to adopt human forms and assault or “trick” people into thinking they are otherwise.  the word goblin is derived from the german word kobold, which is a mischievous and naughty household spirit.   the spirit can either be helpful and amuse children, or hide food around the house and throw temper tantrums when he is not attended to.  sounds like every pet/significant other i’ve ever had.  hmm.

lastly, GHOULS are the most dastardly of them all.  the world ghoul stems from the arabic ghul which comes from ghala meaning, “he seized”.  ghouls have been known to eat both stolen corpses and children.  YUM!  by sv