December 10, 2012

Abominable Snowman

While thinking about the snowman for my post the other day, I started to wonder about the Abominable Snowman.  What is his story?  He isn't Christmas-y at all. So I looked it up on the all wise and mighty Wiki.  

The Abominable Snowman, also known as a Yeti, is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, and Tibet. It is believed to be taller than an average human. 

The Abominable Snowman was a part of the pre-Buddhist beliefs of several Himalayan people. The Lepcha people worshiped a "Glacier Being" as a God of the Hunt. He. Followers of the Bön religion once believed the blood of the "mi rgod" or "wild man" had use in certain mystical ceremonies. The being was depicted as an apelike creature who carries a large stone as a weapon and makes a whistling swoosh sound.