Saturday, April 23, 2011

G is for Ghosts

G is for Ghosts.


Rapidly growing in popularity, ghost, spirits and entities are taking their place amongst the paranormal romance. Fantastic examples of the use of the spirit can be found in novels like Stacey Kennedy’s, Stolen Dreams or in Darynda Jones’s First Grave on the Right with her spunky heroine,Charley Davidson.

In my novel, Slipping the Past, my heroine, Joceylyn Miller, runs from futuristic enforcers called reapers who imprision the souls of those convicted of pastlife crimes. The story centers around that energy we refer to as a soul.

Ghosts have grown so popular, paranormal investigators have popped up everywhere, like this group in my local, https: New-England-Earth-Bound-Paranormal-Investigations-NEPi

The fascination with the afterlife has always been there, from ancient times you will find names like Ariel, Lion of God, or Banshees, wailing ghosts that predict the death of a loved one.

Here are a few names for ghosts, spirits and creatures of the afterlife and places where they might dwell. Some you may know, others not so much.

Dusa
Nechume
Skudakumoochoowte: The Spirits Road—or Milky Way in Micmac.
Achak
Astral Plain
Ahriman
Alastor: An avenging spirit of blood feuds
Angra Mainyu
Shade
Poltergueist
Ghost
Spirit
Banshee
Orb
Phantom
Avira
Spector
Cheveyo
Drogo
Du’an
Espiridion
Hania
Mahatma
Kneph: This one is Egyptian.
Entity
Spirit
Mentor: Derived from Menos. Who'd have thought?
Elysian Fields
Heaven
Hell
Here After
Nurzhan
Vahalla
Spyros
Wanageeska

There are hundreds of names and there’s no way to cover them all. Go on a ghost hunt and see how many you can come up with. Maybe it will spin a story or two.

Have a great Saturday,

D L

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow! Interesting post! I love a good ghost story :)