The Monsters That Make Us: Things That Go Bump in the Mind

Monster comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning something unnatural or unpleasant.  Early thinkers thought a monster was some malfunction of nature.  There are plenty of monsters in classical mythology.  For example, Cerberus is a three-headed dog with a serpent for a tail.

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/myth-the-mind/201803/the-monsters-make-us-things-go-bump-in-the-mind

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