Legends abound when it comes to the arena of portents, omens and signs. One such legend is that of the “Midnight Axe.”
This lore has roots in England, Mexico, and Ceylon (which is Sri Lanka today). The legend revolves around loud, repetitive noises or crashing at night. This is supposed to be the work of a horrible deity, a ghoul or a ghost, that swings a massive axe against a tree.
This noise always comes in the darkest hours of night and is always an evil portent of something in the near future.