The Beldam is best known from the popular filmCoraline(2009) as the "other mother" ( if you haven't seen this movie, youdefinitelyshould, it's great.) Beldam is an archaic word for a kind of witch. I must say again, witches aren't at all evil, it's just that people never trusted them. The Beldam is a spider-like creature that has button eyes and sewing needle fingers. The Beldam eats children, and will lure them into a trap. While a Beldam's main form is that of the spider-like creature seen above, It can adopt a new form todeceiveChildren into following it. A Beldam usually nests in deep forests, (unlike the one from the movie), but will stalk the edges of forests to lure prey. Usually seen in passing on roads, in or near abandoned houses in/around the woods, or on the edges of a property that children frequent. Encounters with the Beldam are becoming fewer and fewer. A Beldam has a sick compulsion to "care" for the children it captures. Said care is usually displayed as sewing buttons into the eyes of the child, paying inhuman amounts (to the point of utter creepiness) of attention to the child, playing games with the child until they drop of exhaustion, or becoming incrediblyobsessed with the child. A beldam will usually run from an adult, but if a child comes into the vicinity, then there can be trouble. Beldam are known lovers of games, and usually won't take a child within the first meeting. Instead the will usually try to tempt the child so that they leave of their own free will. A parent of a taken child can thereby try to tempt the beldam into a game to regain the lost child. Beware that the Beldam won't play fair, but will always agree to the prospect of a game.
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