A ghoul is a mythological monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead or demonic. They are first mentioned in One Thousand and One Nights.

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  • In the Harry Potter series, ghouls are harmless, loud creatures that live in the homes of wizards, such as the Weasley family. In order to explain his absence from school, Ron Weasley, with the help of his brothers and father, disguises the family ghoul as an ill version of himself.
  • A ghoul is featured in the information book Worlds Worst Monsters and Villains.


  • A ghoul was featured in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode The Gathering Gloom.

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