Aswang

Asuwang, Bal-bal, Sok-sok, Tik-tik, Wak-wak


The Aswang is a witch ghoul, well known throughout the Philippines. The word refers to a ghoulish were-dog, and the animal itself is a combination of a werewolf and a vampire. The descriptions and stories vary greatly from region to region.

They are shape-shifters: By day they are shy, quiet and quite elusive, while at night they turn into birds, bats, cats or a dog. They are fast and silent, replacing their victims, living or dead, with doppelgangers they make of material from the nature.

Their favorite food are unborn fetuses, small children, livers and hearts.


Origin: Philippine