Ghaist

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Ghaist
Groupin Leegendar craitur
Sub groupin Undeid
Seemilar craiturs Revenant
Region Europe, Americae, Asie, Africae, Oceanie

In fowklair an meethologie, a ghaist (sometimes kent as a spectre, phantom, apparition, spirit, spook, or haunt) is the saul or speerit o a deid fowk or ainimal that can appear tae the livin. Descriptions o ghaists vairy widely frae a invisible presence tae translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, tae realistic, lifelike veesions. The deliberate attempt tae contact the spirit o a deceased body is kent as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

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