Wewe Gombel

Wewe Gombel is a female supernatural being or ghost in Javanese mythology.wikipedia
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Vengeful ghost

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After death her vengeful spirit became Wewe Gombel.
Wewe Gombel, a female ghost in Indonesian mythology. It is said that she kidnaps children.

Arenga pinnata

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Sundanese folklore says that she dwells in the crown of the Arenga pinnata palm, where she has her nest and keeps the children she catches.
According to Sundanese folklore, the spirit known as Wewe Gombel dwells in the Arenga pinnata palm, where she also has her nest and keeps the children she abducts.

Bogeyman

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Indonesia – In Indonesia, Wewe Gombel is a ghost that kidnaps children mistreated by their parents. She keeps the children in her nest atop an Arenga pinnata palm tree and does not harm them. She takes care of the children as a grandmother until the parents become aware of what they have done. If the parents decide to mend their ways and truly want their children back, Wewe Gombel will return them unharmed. This ghost is named Wewe Gombel because it originated in an event that took place in Bukit Gombel, Semarang.

Demon

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Wewe Gombel is a female supernatural being or ghost in Javanese mythology.

Ghost

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Wewe Gombel is a female supernatural being or ghost in Javanese mythology.

Mythology of Indonesia

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Wewe Gombel is a female supernatural being or ghost in Javanese mythology.

Vampire

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Modern representations include vampire-like fangs.

Fang

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Modern representations include vampire-like fangs.

Comics

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This is a popular spirit that also appears in comics.

Semarang

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The ghost was named Wewe Gombel because it is related to an event that, according to ancient folklore, happened in Bukit Gombel, Semarang, where long ago a married couple lived.

Female infertility

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They had been married for years, but as time went by the husband realized that his wife was barren and stopped loving her.

Child abuse

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Local traditions say that the children she abducts have been mistreated or neglected by their parents.

Child neglect

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Local traditions say that the children she abducts have been mistreated or neglected by their parents.

Malay folklore

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Wewe Gombel has affinities with the ghost known as Hantu Kopek in Malay folklore.

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Nocturnality

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Southeast Asia

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