Mythical Creatures Series
A Hungarian shapeshifting demon.
What is it?
A demonic creature from Hungarian mythology which represents all the dark aspects of the world. In Christian times, the ordog was associated with the devil. It is often said that Isten (God in the Hungarian language) had help from Ordog to create the world.
He lives in hell or the underworld and is said to be constantly stirring a huge cauldron filled with souls. When he does wonder onto Earth, he is said to take the form of a fox, a dark flame or a Hungarian Shepard with dark, sparkling eyes. He is often know to make bets with humans to see if he can corrupt him.
The ordog is cunning and has a goal of collecting more souls.
The ordog is often thought to look somewhat like a faun: usually pitch-black, with hooves, horns, and a pointy tail.
Did you know? There is almost no information out there on the ordog – or that I could find. Could also be that most of it is in Hungarian.
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