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Old Hags are a sapient creature archetype originating in British folklore.


The term of Old Hag regroups all sorts of antagonistic ugly old women, some of whom are merely old witches or women while others are a distinct species, similar to ogres. In the latter case, hags are often described as cannibalistic, or at least child-eating.

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Old Hags are not to be confused with grindylows (sometimes known as 'lake hags') or the imp-like hags of earlier medieval folklore.


Creatures inspired by the archetypal Old Hag include: