Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Goryo are vengeful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re said to be the ghosts of ancient nobles who died in terrible ways. The spirits bring tragedy and destruction wherever they go. The calamity can be in the form of fires, storms, or plagues. They can’t be killed, but can transform into peaceful spirits with the help of priests.

goryo

  • Kirin are immensely powerful creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as a chimera-like beasts with dragon scales, a deer’s head, a mane surrounded by holy fire, and an ox’s tail. They appear during times of world peace, and never harm any creature.

kirin

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