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A Good Nights Sleep by sparkyrat A Good Nights Sleep by sparkyrat
A hag, or "the Old Hag", was a nightmare spirit in British and Anglophone North American folklore. This variety of hag is essentially identical to the Anglo-Saxon mæra — a being with roots in ancient Germanic superstition, and closely related to the Scandinavian mara. According to folklore, the Old Hag sat on a sleeper's chest and sent nightmares to him or her. When the subject awoke, he or she would be unable to breathe or even move for a short period of time. Currently this state is called sleep paralysis, but in the old belief the subject had been "hagridden
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tinapixiedust Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
hi i seen the old hag it was scary TT_TT

i cant sleep half the time s. is sleep parylisis a sleep disorder???
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sparkyrat Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe It is. I cant sleep either.
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tinapixiedust Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
it is . aww thats too bad TT_TT
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Isis-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
wow! thats extremly good!- very scary just the thought of reliving such an encounter
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sparkyrat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you,
I was watching a show on cable where a lady was talking about her experience with this phenomenon and it seemed really interesting. I had been drawing female monster types and it fit with what I was doing at the time. It came out better than I expected.
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Isis-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
you can say that again, you have a great imagination thats a big plus!
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