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The Ancients knew of Shadow People

Egyptians called the shadow khaibut. TheY believed that the khaibut was one of seven souls that each person had. The shadow was an integral art of the whole person.

The Roman word for shadow was umbra, also meaning ‘the shade’ or the ghost of an individual who went to a place called the Land of Shades.  The land of Shades was believed to be underground or part of an Underworld and after the person died, their shadow went there. Again it was part of the person - not separate. In Greece, people were known to dedicate their shadows or give them over to a God. This was considered to be a marvelous sacrifice but at the same time fearsome.
For instance, it was believed  that if a person went to the temple or sanctuary of Zeus Lycaeus, they would lose their shadows.
For those who do not know, Lycaeus was believed to be the origin of Werewolves and from this particular story, maybe some of the lore concerning werewolves became born and still lives on today. In medieval times, werewolves and va…

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