Lesson Transcript

Hi, everybody! I’m Rosa from SpanishPod101.com.
Do you know what monsters Spanish people are scared of? In this lesson, you'll learn about three scary monsters in Spain.
Let’s start with the most popular monster.
Hombre Del Saco
[slowly] Hombre Del Saco
It means sack man.
This is an ugly, demonic old man with a sack.
The horrific sack man visits homes at noon to catch disobedient and misbehaving children.
That sounds pretty scary, right?
You might have heard about the next monster. The next one is...
Sacamantecas OR mantequero
[slowly] Sacamantecas OR mantequero
It means fat extractor.
A sacamantecas is a humanoid monster, like the boogeyman.
This monster looks like a man but kills people and children to feed on their fat. Living in deserted areas, the sacamanteca often lure lonely travelers to their deaths.
Okay. Here's the last monster.
[slowly] Pesanta
Have you heard of this next one? This is the Weevil.
The pesanta is a huge, terrifying, black dog. A big, black dog with steel paws sneaks into bedrooms to sit on sleeping peoples' chests. This way it causes them sleep paralysis and nightmares. It lives in abandoned churches.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the names of each monster and repeat after me.
Sack man
Hombre Del Saco
* beep
Hombre Del Saco
Fat extractor
Sacamantecas OR mantequero
* beep
Sacamantecas OR mantequero
* beep
Well done! [pause]
Did you know there is a similar holiday to Halloween in Spain?
The Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Spanish festival similar to Halloween, and it is celebrated on November 2nd. On this day, it is believed that the souls of the departed join the living for 24 hours. This occasion is celebrated with festive meals and gifts for the dead.
You just learned about three scary monsters in Spain and a cultural fact about Halloween in Spain.
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