Phi-Phi


Phi-Phi
The Shan tribe of Thailand has a powerful spirit that permanently lives within the person, transforming them into witch.
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The witch has many powers including shape-shifting into animals.
Phi Phu is passed down through family. Its also contagious, if you share too many meals with a phi-phi, you can be infected. Marrying outside the tribe will bring a Phi Phu into the family.

Phi Phi can send human doubles away. As long as a phi-phi obeys social expectations and laws, it will be accepted. The phi phy is unfortuanate, but not malevolent. The only way to exorcise a phi-phi from a person is that person becoming an ordained Buddhist monk.

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4 thoughts on “Phi-Phi

  1. Nice that they have social conventions and a means of accepting magical beings.

  2. At last I think I understand what happened to my mother in law!

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