What is a Suea Saming?

A Suea Saming (เสือสมิง) is a tiger spirit from Thai folklore as well as the name for a specific amulet.


A Suea Saming, a male or female being who has turned into a tiger through the power of black magic. Suea Saming are thus the Southeast Asian equivalent of the skinwalker of the Navajo or the werecats or the werewolf from the European area.

Sua Saming is said to be able to take the form of not only a tiger in their hunt for humans, but also that of humans. So it should be possible for them to imitate the wife of their victim or even a monk.

Recommended Blog Posts

Pahuyuth Wan wai kru khru teacher memorial day june 23 FEATURED

Wan Wai Kru – The Teacher Memorial Day

Every year, on June 23, Pahuyuth Free-Warriors celebrate the so-called Teacher Memorial Day (Wan Wai Kru). In this post we explain ...
The lost wizards of thailand ruesi lersi featured 2022

Documentary: The Lost Wizards of Thailand

The Lost Wizards of Thailand is a documentary film about the last Ruesi / Lersi in Thailand. Here you can watch the film in full.