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FLYING-HEAD

Picture of the Native American Demon FLYING-HEAD from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Native American Demon

Also known as BIG-HEAD, GREAT-HEAD

Beware the low-flying ravenous head

Not a nice thing to be heading in your direction. A flying head with flaming eyes, hair streaming in the slipstream — and huge fangs for munching up livestock. Worst of all, the head was forever hungry as he had no body to fill.

An old woman roasting chestnuts caused his downfall. "Aha — hot chestnuts," said the FLYING-HEAD to itself, "they smell delicious." And being so gapingly greedy he bypassed the tiddly little things the woman was baking and gulped down the great big ones — along with the fire they were roasting in.

Big mistake. They were not large chestnuts, or even baked potatoes. They were hearthstones — containing all the heat of the fire. It was all too much — the FLYING-HEAD internally combusted and was never seen again. And that’s an old Iroquois chestnut.

FLYING-HEAD FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : FLYING-HEAD
Area or people : Iroquois
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BIG-HEAD, GREAT-HEAD
Popularity index : 6793
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Article last updated on 10 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Flying-head: Native American Demon." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 September 2014.

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