1/9th Raw-head Bloody-Bones(from Irish and British folklore) Action figure stands 8 inches tall .Features articulated plastic skeleton body from CTVT toys and raw head hand-sculpted by Yokai-John from Das air-dry clay. Entire figure hand-painted with acrylics and sealed with Mod-podge acrylic adhesive sealant by Yokai-John.
The Raw-Head Bloody-Bones Story:
According to Scott Andrew Hutchins, Bloody Bones comes from Ireland and is sometimes called Rawhead and Bloody-Bones, Tommy Rawhead, or Rawhead. Though the stories originated in Ireland, they have spread through the UK and North America, and the stories maintain popularity in the American south.
Hutchins quotes Georgess McHargue as saying that Bloody Bones "is rumored to have a crouching form like a rock. He has pale flat eyes, and lives in dark cupboards,".
His appearance varies greatly depending on the telling. He is variously described as looking like:
A crouching, rock-like hairy creature
A gremlin with twisted flesh
A dog or old man covered in scabs
A burn victim, but with sharp claws and teeth
A giant razorback boar with missing pieces of flesh
A hairy creature with long fangs, a bushy tail, and razor claws
In some tellings, he can take any form he chooses
Bloody-Bones is said to live near water (in older tellings) and under sink pipes (in newer tellings). Rawhead/Bloodybones rewards very good children, but will punish naughty children by dragging them down the drainpipes or into the water and drowning them. In addition to drowning naughty children, he is said to be able to turn them into objects such as pieces of trash or spots of jam, which are inadvertently cleaned-up and thrown out by unwitting parents.
The following rhyme originated in Yorkshire/Lancashire:
Raw-head and Bloody Bones
Steals naughty children from their homes,
Takes them to his dirty den,
And they are never seen again.
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