Japanese mythical creatures
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According to the Japanese folklore, the Jorōgumo is a magic, 400 year old giant spider, that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She seduces young handsome men, wraps them up in her webs and eats them.
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Name: Jorōgumo Area of Origin: Japan The Jorōgumo is a type of Yokai; a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. With translations of its name varying from “Woman-Spider”, “Entangling Bride” or...
Kitsune (狐, Kitsune) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shapeshift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as…
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According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_of_Mountains_and_Seas): "The Classic of Mountains and Seas, or Shan Hai Jing, is a classic compilation of early Chinese geography and...
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Name: Kappa Area of Origin: Japan Literally translated as “River Child” a Kappa is a Yokai found in traditional Japanese folklore. The creatures are generally depicted as roughly humanoid in shape,...
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A Kirin, or Qilin, dragon horse for my upcoming 2021 book "Dragons"
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