When we were young, we heard all kinds of weird things! As Egyptians, it is normal to know about all the eerie asateer on this list, since our parents tormented us for some weird unknown reason…Here are some of the torments… I mean.. things we’ve heard.
A big shout out to Tameem Younes, he was the first one to point to these asateer thing online in more than an episode of “raseeny”.
Omena el Ghoula, our mothers would scare us with such myths to finish our food, which I never understood why. Its not like we were going to be skinny in this country!
El Akl 7aygry warak!
ok..Then what? w ba3deen? What will happen when it does? Will it eat me up?
GO TO SLEEP!
…aw el bo3bo3 will come get you.
What if I want to stay up late? I HAVE MY RIGHTS, DAMMIT!
Don’t open the door when your alone!
Normally I’d say its because a burglar or stranger would come in, but Abo Regl Masloo5a would come get you. Ya ged3an dah ragel ta3ban, 7aram 3aleeko, he probably needs a hug.
If you lie you will be hanged!
…from your tongue- literally. Too extreme?
Stay away from them! They are EVIL SPIRITS! Well technically, this is a worldwide superstition. Like broken glass.
If you don’t drink your milk you’ll stay short!
…as if we needed more reasons to not grow. Right Tameem?