Eastern Argus Semi-Weekly, November 11, 1831.
The word ghoul
derives from a graveyard-dwelling monster in Arabian folklore.The female form is ghouleh
—not to be confounded with the even more terrifying Goulet
. But Boleskine cemetery
is a pretty distinguished address for such critters: Subsequent habitués of this Scottish boneyard include occultist Aleister Crowley
, who appointed Boleskine manor the Mecca of his religion, Thelema, and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page
, who owned the joint from the 1970s through the early '90s. I'm betting Ozzy must have made a pilgrimage there at some point too. Dio too, for that matter.