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?