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  • Some things keep getting added to the Slender Man in Mythology and Culture page, and I wanted to point them out.

    I'm only going to list ones I know for sure are fake...

    First fake:

    The Faceless One

    The Faceless One is a lullaby that dates back to 18th century Wales. It was created by parents as a way of scaring their children into being obediant, and to warn them away them from the forests, as children often disappeared in the night and were found in the forest, mutilated almost beyond recognition.

    'Hush, thy childe, do not stray far from the path,
    or The Faceless One shall steal you away to Fairieland.
    He preys on sinful and defiant souls,
    and lurks within the woods.
    He has hands of ebony branches,
    and a touch as soft as silk.
    Fear The Faceless One thy childe,
    for he shall take you to a dark place.
    And what shall become of thou?
    Noone knows, so be good, thy little one-
    Alas! He is here to take thou' away!
    Why it's fake:
    First off, the word "you" wasn't in use while the words "thy" and "thou" were still in use. Second, "thy" is possessive. "thy childe" would mean "your child" The writer obviously mistook the word "thy" for another form of "my"
    "Thou" turned out to be more...iffy than I thought. Thou was an unlikely word choice for the whole thing... "thee" would have been a better choice.
    Oh, and let's not forget the description, which is OBVIOUSLY a creepypasta, and the "lullaby" was tailored towards the Slenderman mythos.
    Second Fake:


    Der Ritter
    Der Ritter

    Paintings of 'Der Ritter' also known as the cavalier or the knight.







    Why it is fake:
    It has already been revealed to be photoshopped. The Woodcut Der Ritter NEVER had extra limbs.
    Here's the comparison:
    1woodcut hoax

    Photoshopped hoax to the left, real version to the right.







    Fake number three:

    Schlankwald

    First off, the article got it wrong.... Schlankwald means "black forest" it is not the name of a creature

    Second...it OBVIOUSLY IS A CREEPYPASTA

    Seriously, no one wrote stuff like that back then!!! The worst creatures did was eat people!!!

    Also, if it was REALLY translated from German...it wouldn't still rhyme.

    Now let's look at some things that are real...but have nothing to do with Slenderman

    False connection 1:

    Windigo

    Why it is false:

    No... just no. The Windigo was usually described as looking a lot more like bigfoot.... the only reason people think there is a connection was because some people who knew nothing about either The Windigo or Slenderman decided to make an internet film..... tying both together.

    False connection 2:

    Biblical

    Antioch, an ancient, magnificient Roman city, was a chief center of early Christianity, as reported in Acts 11:26. South of the city, a citadel at the foot of Mount Silpius displayed a huge carving of a faceless head, which pagans held was Charon, a deity who damned souls to the Underworld.

    Why it is false:

    First off, Charon has nothing to do with the Bible. He's Greek/Roman.

    Second...HE WAS JUST A FERRYMAN!!!

    He's from Greek Mythology, and Charon doesn't Da(r)n anyone!

    Here's how it works:

    He runs a boat service to the underworld.You wand to go to the underworld...it's the only afterlife there is in Greek mythology (no, it is not Hell)

    But you have to pay him.

    So you're buried with a coin under your tongue so you can go the the underworld instead of wandering in misery forever.

    Also, he was not depicted as a faceless being... he's usually depicted as either a skeleton, or an old man.

    That's all for now. Will add more later.

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    • Egyptian Heiroglyphs might be fake... I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt for a long time, and NEVER heard of any "thief of the gods"

      BTW something having multiple arms does not make it Slenderman. Just look at Hinduism!!

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    • Do You Think There's Any Connection Between The Tall One And The Angel Of Death? Cause in Some Blogs He Has Been Called A Angel Of SomeSort. 

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    • I highly doubt Slenderman has to do with the Angel of death and as for The Tall one....I'm not 100% sure if that's fake or not.

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    • Also, about the Der Ritter thing....they weren't paintings, they were woodcuts. Sheesh, non-artists assuming everything is either a drawing, painting, or sculpture...

      (A Woodcut is when you carve something onto wood in reverse, cover it in ink, and then leave a print of it onto paper. Käthe Kollwitzis an excellent example of a printmaker... and how handy print making can be, since the Nazis tried to destroy all her work....but since there were copies, they failed.

      Actually....her portrayal of Death looks way more like Slenderman than Der Ritter... I think I'll add that.)

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    • Also, pretty sure the following is fake:

      Brandenburg Woodcut

      A 1550s dated woodcut, found in Brandenburg, Germany, author unknown, depicts a man in a modern suit with arms like tentacles.

      Why:

      Pretty much every other depiction of Slenderman and ties to Slenderman show him adapting to the times.

      Also, you don't call an artist an author (UUUGH!!!) and it seems to convenient that the artist happens to be "unknown."

      On top of that, it doesn't look like a woodcut. I could be wrong about that, as I'm not exactly an expert when it comes to woodcuts, but still...

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    • Hans Balding's painting is real...but 'm not sure about the "x-ray" thing....does anyone know if an x-ray would actually pick that stuff up?

      Also, wouldn't an x-ray DAMAGE the painting?

      I'll ask in the comments, too.

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    • I'm pretty sure the Brandenburg Woodcut is real, but the figure has been photoshopped in. Here is the original, unaltered woodcut I believe: http://www.hughbryden.com/wp-content/uploads/34.jpg

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    • MetalPear16 wrote:
      I'm pretty sure the Brandenburg Woodcut is real, but the figure has been photoshopped in. Here is the original, unaltered woodcut I believe:

      http://www.hughbryden.com/wp-content/uploads/34.jpg

      Thank you.

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    • Also, the "fairytale" The Tall man is a creepypasta . I've read it, and I've read tons of fairytales from all over the world.

      "The Tall Man

      The Tall Man is a Romanian fairy tale with limited popularity during its time. The fairy tale centers on a girl, Sorina, and her mother, who kills her family under control of the Tall Man. The Tall Man is described as being dressed as a nobleman, in all black, with multiple arms like snakes and sharp like swords."


      Not even Transylvanian Fairy Tales had disturbing stuff like that, and Transylvanian fairytales are some of the creepiest, scariest fairytales EVER (well, except for that one cute one about a snake becoming friends with a miner and helping him escape from a tunnel collapse... but the beginning was still creepy)

      Oh, wait, Transylvania IS PART OF CENTRAL ROMANIA, the place where The Tall Man is supposed to be from!

      Also, awfully conveniant that it happened to be an unpopular one, isn't it? The perfect excuse for why we never heard of it.

      Except, if it was unpopular, people didn't write it down. Which means IT WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED TO THIS DAY.

      ALSO, it was posted on the Creepypasta wiki by whoever wrote it, so it was confirmed by the author to be a creepypasta.

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    • slenderman has a lot of diffrent names there's: stickman,branchman,thin man, and that's all the names i've heard.

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    • 50.70.113.97 wrote: slenderman has a lot of diffrent names there's: stickman,branchman,thin man, and that's all the names i've heard.

      There's also tall man, tall one and the thief of the gods( I think that's the Egyptian figures modernised name.)

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    • 23.240.85.13 wrote:

      50.70.113.97 wrote: slenderman has a lot of diffrent names there's: stickman,branchman,thin man, and that's all the names i've heard.

      There's also tall man, tall one and the thief of the gods( I think that's the Egyptian figures modernised name.)

      Honestly I highly doubt the Egyptian one. If you compare his supposed character with the other Egyptian Gods, it doesn't fit.

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    • There is no such thing in Welsh lore as the 'Faceless One', or the poem, or any single element to do with it. It simply doesn't exist in any shred of folklore or myth anywhere across all of Wales, or in any Celtic or Brythonic region. This was purely a fake attempt to help build on the nonsense of the modern 'Slenderman' Urban Legend and nothing more, to 'validate' it by linking it to earlier and ancient lore and mythologies. I would, as a Folklorist and scholar scrap ALL of the Slenderman related associations and end this charade. It isn't real, and trying to delve up early lore and myth isn't going to make it even more so. Sorry. 

      Please stop hoping to prey on the ignorant masses who do not know any better yet about myth and lore and are gullible enough to believe it. This IS the Internet and they can, and should, do the research for themselves and responsibly. 

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    • 68.15.98.147 wrote:
      There is no such thing in Welsh lore as the 'Faceless One', or the poem, or any single element to do with it. It simply doesn't exist in any shred of folklore or myth anywhere across all of Wales, or in any Celtic or Brythonic region. This was purely a fake attempt to help build on the nonsense of the modern 'Slenderman' Urban Legend and nothing more, to 'validate' it by linking it to earlier and ancient lore and mythologies. I would, as a Folklorist and scholar scrap ALL of the Slenderman related associations and end this charade. It isn't real, and trying to delve up early lore and myth isn't going to make it even more so. Sorry. 

      Please stop hoping to prey on the ignorant masses who do not know any better yet about myth and lore and are gullible enough to believe it. This IS the Internet and they can, and should, do the research for themselves and responsibly. 

      You seem to accuse people of things they didn't remotely attempt. No one was trying to prey on the 'ignorant masses', the purpose of this thread was merely supposed to differ between actual folkloric sources, which were reinterpreted to connect to the Slenderman-Mythos, or simply show interesting simillarities, and faked sources which were made up with the very intention of expanding the mythos and giving it a more realistic backround.

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    • And the brazilian cave paintgs? PS: im brazilian

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