What is Phi Krasue?

Phi Krasue (ผีกระสือ) is a spirit from Thai folklore, usually depicted as a female head whose intestines partially hang down and are often covered by a dress.

Background

Phi Krasue is a feared ghost in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. The Phi Krasue is said to take the form of a beautiful woman in a long, flowing dress and is known for captivating his victims. These ghosts are also part of the Laotian, Cambodian and Malay faiths, seeking out pregnant women either immediately before or shortly after giving birth. The ghost then tries to penetrate them with its long tongue to consume the fetus or placenta.

Phi krasue By Xavier Romero Frias Own work based on ผี Thai ghosts CC BY SA 3.0

Phi krasue By Xavier Romero Frias Own work based on ผี Thai ghosts CC BY SA 3.0

It can be assumed that the depiction of Phi Krasue goes back to hanged women whose lower bodies were eaten by animals.

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