When the spouse is not looking, the Akop will collect the body fat which seeps out of the corpse in its decomposing state, and devour it.
Gorger of Fat
Description: An evil entity known to prey on widowed people.
Philippine mythology does not have an organised pantheon and does not have a history. Demons are still a way of life for those who live in the rural areas of the Philippines, and all know to be wary of them.
One such demon is the Akop. Described as a being with no torso, just a large head with slim arms and legs, the Akop attends funerals in order to get close to the grieving widow/widower. When the spouse is not looking and noone else is guarding the deceased, the Akop will collect the body fat which seeps out of the corpse in its decomposing state, pre burial, and devour it.
The Akop does not normally work alone. It aligns itself with the Ibwa demon, another evil entity from the Philippine belief system. This demon devours the flesh of the dead and particularly likes the ears.
Put together by Ashley Hall 2014