Fairy Tale Sketch | Jenny Greenteeth

Jenny Greenteeth

This legend scares me because it has a real-life quality, not like a vampire, something so obviously supernatural. It’s just a story about…

some missing people…

who could have…
been taken by a water demon.

I guess?

Here’s the Wiki:

Jenny Greenteeth is a figure in English folklore. A river hag, similar to Peg Powler, she would pull children or the elderly into the water and drown them. She was often described as green-skinned, with long hair, and sharp teeth. She is called Jinny Greenteeth in Lancashire, but in Cheshire and Shropshire she is called Ginny Greenteeth, Jeannie Greenteeth, Wicked Jenny, or Peg o’ Nell.

She is likely to have been an invention to frighten children from dangerous waters similar to the Slavic Rusalka, the Kappa in Japanese mythology, or Australia’s Bunyip, but other folklorists have seen her as a memory of sacrificial practices.

 

Jenny Greenteeth
Don’t go near the river.