FLYING-HEADAlso 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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Iroquois
Location : North America
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BIG-HEAD, GREAT-HEAD
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