found Grendel's mother in her real shape, but, as all fairies-Naga, she could
change the shape. In «Arabian Nights» Richard Burton describes awful cannibal
ghulla, which at desire could show up as the beautiful woman.
underground inhabitants are telepaths; they can change themselves and create
illusions. It is their method of
charm. From the depths of consciousness, from the human dream they can get
imagination of an individual about his or her ideal beloved. Influencing the
thin structures of human mentality, they can compel the person to obey them. And
nothing can rescue a man from their attacks, but the belief in God and prays.
All myths warn about the danger of connections with crafty fairies-Naga. They
destroy human lives easily and without any regret.
of the Left-Handed Tantra, ” A.T. Das tells about his
own account of an encounter with an subterranean demoness -
emerged from a stone-lined well (revealing a link both with the underworld, and
with underground water-sources, much like Celtic fairies with their wells and
'fairy bridges').. Naga, tempting people,
creates an illusion of completely human form. She “slides” rather than
walks. Her manner of movement reminds either of snake sliding, or hanging in the
air. The using of illusion or “charm” also refers to
open mouthed at this apparition I nudged my sleeping friend with my foot. He sat
up with a shock, turned to see what I was looking at, then gasped and scrambled
to his feet. At once her eyelids lifted revealing twin orbs from hell to
penetrate the darkness with a glare like the eyes of a tigress. She fixed those
terrible eyes upon mine and stepped off the well
alighting to earth as
if she was not heavier than a wisp of cotton. The woman's legs propelled her
forward. I cannot say she walked or ran or floated for these words will not
simply be able to give you an accurate picture as how she advanced upon us. Her
legs moved without bending at the knees making swift little steps of such fluid
effortlessness that I was reminded of the locomotion of a centipede. It was
almost as if below the waist her body was motorized for when her legs started
her head and upper torso with her limbs snapped back slightly from the sudden
forward motion at least to our vision."
"But a pact with Mohini is very dangerous. When she comes for sexual satisfaction, she may assume eighteen forms in the course of the night, expecting you to fulfill the demands of each one. If you cannot, it will cost you your life. And if during the twelve years of your relationship with her you have an attraction to another woman, that will also cost you your life. You suddenly vomit blood - finished."
I asked, "Why was she attracted to the white stones?" (his Indian friend threw some white stones aside, that allowed them to win time when running from her).
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