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Sara-hebi, さら蛇 «Bakemono Zukushi».

The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan. Sara-hebi (shown here) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman.

Onryo - Japanese Ghost - They are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions, such as jealousy, rage or hatred, that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful, wrathful spirit bent on vengeance on anyone or anything it encounters.

Onryou- **the violent and turbulent type of yurei who died in the midst of emotional turmoil or wasn't buried with proper rituals and prayer, doomed to forever wander between this and the afterlife in agony and vengence**

Dark Corner Bestiary - Rokurokubi

A compilation of mythical creatures.

my deer, my dear

love by Juan Manuel Pelillo


Edo period Japanese monster Youkai: Nureonna, by Sawaki Suushi.


domo-komo from the Bakemono Zukushi ("monster scroll")

Sagari (さがり), which means “hanging,” is a strange apparition from West Japan and Kyushu, particularly Okayama and Kumamoto. It takes the form of a horse’s head, which drops down from hackberry trees to startle travelers on the road.

Sagari (Japanese) - Low level monsters that hang from trees and make horrid sounds to annoy and attract prey to them. Some Wizards think these are the rotten apples from the Jinmenju trees that became their own creature.

つ目の妖怪 / One-eyed yokai by Utamaro Kitagawa

つ目の妖怪 / One-eyed yokai by Utamaro Kitagawa

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Shokera (a creature that peers in through skylights) from the "Hyakkai-Zukan", ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi

Nordic folklore, some interesting mythological creatures and figures

Nordic folklore