Halloween Series: Supernatural Creatures 🕸🐾
A Succubus (meaning ‘To Lie Beneath’) were female demons or supernatural entities in folklore, that would appear in dreams to seduce men, usually through sexual activity. In medieval European lore, they appeared to men in the night and seduced them into sexual encounters. Celibate monks seemed to be especially prone to such attacks, often blaming a Succubus for their lustful thoughts or sexual dreams. They had the ability to suck the life force of men, leaving them exhausted or even killing them. In modern representations, a succubus is often depicted as a beautiful seductress or enchantress, rather than as demonic or frightening.
(Elie Saab Fall 2016 Haute Couture Collection)
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