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Just what exactly is a ghoul? " Ghoul" is an old English word meaning "Grave robber".

Ghouls classically tend to get categorized with ghosts, and goblins,  when all they really are is people who rob graves.  Although probably the best example of a ghoul would be the man "Igor" in the original Frankenstein movie, robbing graves in the service of certain mad scientists, it is interesting to note that in old England many medical students were forced to become ghouls so that they could provide cadavers to practice and learn operating techniques.  Some of the wealthier medical  students would employ "professional" ghouls to do their digging for them, but for the most part the doctors to be were forced to do their own "ghouling".

However, the above definition is at odds with another definition of ghouls. (Both of which have their origins in early English.) Ghouls it seems, are also known as either people or spirts in human form, that eat people for their main diet.

Another thing that you might find interesting is that if your name is Ghoulson, your name means "son of the ghoul".  As a matter of fact, I, webmaster at The Strange have Ghoulson blood on my mothers side of the family.  I've never felt any desire to rob graves though.

John McMahon, webmaster@thestrangedotcom.com

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John McMahon, webmaster@thestrangedotcom.com

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