- European (culture)
- Forest Dweller (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
The Bugbear is a dangerous Goblin-like or Bogey-like creature that was fond of eating children. As the name suggests, the Bugbear had the shape of a large bear. Stories of the Bugbear were used to scare children in English 19th century tales. The name derives from the old Celtic word ‘bug’ which means an evil Goblin. During the medieval period people said that the Bugbear was a monstrous bear-monster that lurked in the woods and would capture and eat any children that wandered in there on their own. Now the word Bugbear is a general word used to denote a situation as annoying.
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