Talk:Pontianak (folklore)

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Pontianak has no fangs.

True Potatowatermelon (talk) 16:09, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Tiyanak connection[edit]

The pontiyanak is a woman who died before giving birth while the tiyanak is an unborn child whose mother died before giving birth. I just thought there might be an interesting link between the two. My references on Philippine mythology does not show any link between the two. Maybe on your mythology, you could find such a relationship. --Lenticel (talk) 05:25, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


I wonder if we could get an image of a Pontianak, i would try but I don't want to break the copyright laws. Phthinosuchusisanancestor (talk) 10:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Phthinosuchusisanancestor

Wrong Title[edit]

This article isn't correct. The Pontianak isn't a woman that died in child birth. A Pontianak is a child that died in childbirth. A vampire that was a woman that died in child birth was called the Langsuyar or the Penanggal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:16, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

True Potatowatermelon (talk) 16:10, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Completely vague[edit]

Something ain't right here. Initially it is said that the pontionak is the spirit of a woman who died during pregnancy while the lang suir is the spirit of a woman who died during Labour. So far so good.

Then under the section 'Lang Suir' is says that the pontianak is the ghost of a CHILD who died during birth and the Lang Suir a ghost of a woman who died together with her CHILD during labour.

So, which one is it?

21-1-2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:53, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

The pontianak is not a child Potatowatermelon (talk) 16:11, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Ghost or corporeal?[edit]

Is this entity a ghost or rather a corporeal revenant? Several aspects point to it being corporeal - e.g. a nail can be stuck into it and it is capable of inflicting bodily harm with its hands. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ciaraleone (talkcontribs) 18:29, 25 December 2013 (UTC)