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Aghoy (Philippines)

An illustration of an aghoy, a small, female elf sitting on a rock

Aghoy are small, elf-like creatures from Philippine mythology. They live in forests, farms, and remote areas. While they are mostly harmless, they can sometimes be mischievous. If an aghoy takes a liking to a human, they can be quite helpful such as finding lost items for their human friend or gifting them with herbs and roots from the forest.

Aghoy are said to be especially active in dark hours, such as early in the morning or in the late evenings. Humans who wander about at such times can unintentionally step or spat on these tiny creatures and subsequently, fall prey to their mischief.


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S. N. Linn is a blogger and author of books on folklore, legends, and heart-pounding ghost stories and paranormal adventures. You can find more of her work on her website:

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