Other mentions I've seen of how he looks are that he can change his form to what he chooses, he's very tall and grotesque, and several others.
What else? Yep! You guessed it. He's basically a boogeyman to scare children into behaving. I first heard about him through the book Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton, and it seems like he's in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files graphic novel, Welcome to the Jungle. I haven't read that yet.
- The first cited mention in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1550 as "Hobgoblin, Rawhed, and Bloody-bone."
- It's said the stories of Bloody Bones were most common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, UK and then the tales traveled to North America, specifically the South.
- For a list of Bloody Bones mentions in pop culture, click here.
And before I go, here's a clip from Supernatural the awesome TV show where Sam and Dean fight Rawhead. http://youtu.be/XEkMe2Jze28 Sorry, I can't embed the video.
So what do you think of Bloody Bones? Have you heard of him before?
I'd never heard of him before. Unfortunately, my kids are now too old to be of much use:-). I love the show Supernatural!ReplyDelete
That's a new one for me too. Cool info, Sarah : )ReplyDelete
Linda, I love Supernatural too! :-D It's funny because when I watched that episode, it didn't register for me what they were killing. I was too busy looking at Sam and Dean. *grins* Thanks for the comment!ReplyDelete
Cathy, thanks for stopping by! Yeah, I'd read a little here and there, but this creature is pretty new for me too. :-)
That is fantastic! I'm working on a book and he's perfect. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I'd never even heard of him. :DReplyDelete