Tickle Monster

You read that title correctly. We’re talking about a mythological creature who tickles his victims to death…not a way I want to go. We’re traveling to West Asia, and for the next four weeks, this is where we’ll stay.



Şüräle Turkey

“Horned, woolly humanoid that tickles people to death.”

Basic Facts:

  • The Şüräle has long fingers (used for tickling), a horn on its forehead (like a unicorn), and a woolly body (similar to that of a sheep.) Somehow, this terrifying sounding creature lures people into the thicket of the forest it resides in and tickles them to death.
  • It can transform its body, usually into a human. The human will almost always have glowing eyes and wear its shoes backwards. Lo and behold, this may or may not be how they lure their victims in.
  • If you’re lucky enough, you can befriend the monster and learn the secrets to magic. People will make deals with it and gain the creature’s protection of livelihood and animal stock. Beware though…if the Şüräle doesn’t like you, they’ll make you ill or force you to get lost.
  • In a lighthearted way, the Şüräle can be a jokester; there’s a myth about them taking the axes of woodcutters and hiding them.
  • In order to get the Şüräle off your back if you come across it, you have to turn your clothes inside out and wear your shoes backwards.

2 thoughts on “Tickle Monster

  1. Heather Wolfenbarger February 24, 2020 / 6:19 pm

    i had a dream of this creature when I was 10 years old!!! I swear to God! In my dream he was chasing me down a long row of trees (tree lines on each side of me) I knew I couldnt outrun him so I ran up to one of the trees and hugged it tight! He came up behind me and was tickling the sides of my face and ears and making weird “ooohhh hooo” sounds He was black and furry wooly!! I didnt see his face, just heart his voice and saw his arms and legs!! freaky stuff!! this dream has stuck with me all my years of life. Im 50 now and still remember it like it was yesterday!!

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