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.

Background

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.

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