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Word of the day: MONSTER WEEK! The Grim Reaper

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AHHHHHHH so many memories!!! Listen to this song called the “Monster Mash”. It is and was very popular in the US. In my opinion, it’s THE Halloween song. They played it at school every Halloween party. Although now, I think they have a “fall party” instead of celebrating Halloween.

So, who is the Grim Reaper? Well, in short, he represents death. He is not a ghost, god or demon. He’s a “psychopomp”, whose primary function is to bring souls to the afterlife. He is tall and pale and resembles a skeleton. He wears a long black hooded cloak. He holds a scythe which he uses to get souls. He glides instead of walks. He doesn’t talk much but always has a smile on his face.

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If you’d like to read more about the myth of the Grim Reaper click here.

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Word of the day: MONSTER WEEK!The Boogeyman!

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So, the boogeyman (hear the pronunciation) haunts children their entire childhood.  He’s in the closet or under the bed. I can still hear my parent’s say (this means, I remember), “you better get into bed or the boogeyman will get you!”  Hell, I still sometimes get nervous when my arm or leg is hanging over the side of the bed.Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 7.04.47 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-13 at 7.04.47 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-13 at 7.04.47 AM

I don’t think anyone knows what he looks like except for that he is dark and hides in the shadows and is really, really scary!!!!

Here’s one artist’s rendition:

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So tonight, when you go to bed…make sure the boogeyman isn’t watching you!

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