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Keukegen- Japanese folklore: a creature covered in black fur that lives in peoples houses. Its name means "rarely seen". It was a disease spirit, inflicting sickness into those who lived in its host house. It also reminds me vaguely of cookie monster. Japan Illustration, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Art, Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Japanese Mythical Creatures, Folklore Japonais, Japanese Legends, Myths & Monsters

Keukegen- Japanese folklore: a creature covered in black fur that lives in peoples houses. Its name means "rarely seen". It was a disease spirit, inflicting sickness into those who lived in its host house.

In Japanese Folklore, Gashadokuro is a giant skeleton made up of the bones of people who have died from starvation. If Gashadokuro sees you, it will bite your head off and drink the blood that drains out of your decapitated body Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Japan Illustration, Era Edo, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Monster

Gashadokuro

がしゃどくろ Translation: onomatopoeic; rattling skull Alternate names: ōdokuro ("giant skull") Habitat: any; usually found near mass-graves or battlegrounds Diet

“Ukiyo-e print of the sailor Tokuso encountering an umibōzu (lett. sea bonze) a spirit from Japanese folklore by Utagawa Kuniyoshi ” Art Et Illustration, Illustrations, Oriental, Folklore Japonais, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Woodcut, Japanese Monster, Japanese Mythology, Art Asiatique

10 Monsters That Inspire Dread - Listverse

Mysterious creatures of the night - the stuff of nightmares! This list takes a look at ten monsters from history, myth, and folklore that ought to scare the pants off us. I have tried to restrict the list to creatures that have not been presented on Listverse before to keep things interesting. Be sure to tell us your own favorite (or rather despised) monsters in the comments.

Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Nüwa was seen as the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures. World Mythology, Chinese Mythology, Snake Goddess, Dragon King, Dragon Lady, Art Asiatique, Female Dragon, Illustration, Mythological Creatures

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Hone-onna- Japanese folklore: a living, moving, female skeleton. She lures men… Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Japanese Urban Legends, Japanese Horror Movies, Female Skeleton, Japanese Warrior, Japanese Female, Japanese Mythology, Unexplained Mysteries

Hone-onna- Japanese folklore: a living, moving, female skeleton. She lures men to her cavern or to their bed to sleep with them. They either find out later or before that she is a skeleton when a light shines on her. She usually holds them and sucks their life-force until they become a skeleton them selves

- Tsukuyomi or Tsukiyomi is the moon god in Shinto and Japanese mythology. Mythological Characters, Mythological Creatures, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Art, Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Japanese Mythical Creatures, Japanese Mythology, Legends And Myths

Mujina- Japanese folklore: magical badgers that live in the mountains. They can shapeshift into human form, but can also take the appearance of a noppera-bo; a faceless human. They are very shy and tend to avoid humans as much as possible.

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