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on: May 27, 2021, 01:41:51 PM
Cast of Wonders 453: Langsuir

• Author: Nadia Mikail
• Narrator: Fash Wahab
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Langsuir" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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The langsuir is a woman who has died giving birth. Malay folktales have a multitude of women featured as wrathful, devious spirits: the hantu kum-kum thrives on the blood of virgin girls, desperate to maintain her youth even in death; the hantu kopek lures men to cheat on their wives, jealous that their afterlife contains no husband of their own; the pontianak goes after the people who have wronged her, tearing out their organs.

People usually shake their heads, they think: oh, well, that is the envious, terrible nature of Eve. Personally I think it is more how humans are treated in life that influences how they behave in death, and in this culture the women are angrier than most.


Tags:   abuse, Alexis Goble, content warnings, death, Fash Wahab, ghosts, Jeremy Carter, Katherine Inskip, Malaysia, misogyny, mythology, Nadia Mikail, owls, slavery, Young Adult fiction