|Powers and Abilities||Can imitate the cry of a baby|
|Vulnerabilities||Salting and burning of the ghost's physical remains|
|Appearance||The form of the deceased|
|Episode(s)||12.03 The Foundry|
Yeah, from Scandinavian lore. Uh, children's spirits, vengeful ones. 'Their cries to help lure adults to their death.'
A myling is the vengeful spirit of a child who lures adults to their deaths.
After encountering the ghost of Lucas Kellinger, Sam suspects him to be a myling due to his spirit having appeared in a house where adults were lured to their deaths. However, Mary Winchester recognizes that Lucas meant her no harm and was scared and discovers that Lucas is instead a victim of Hugo Moriarty - the true culprit.
Mylings in Lore
Mylings in Scandinavian folklore, are the souls of unbaptized children, who are forced to wander the earth until they force someone to give them a proper burial. It is believed that a myling will jump on the back of a lone wanderer and demand they take it to a graveyard, so it may rest on hollow ground. Mylings are said to be large and grow heavier when they approach a graveyard, if the person carrying the myling cannot make it to the cemetery, the myling will kill them out of rage.