Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Umi nyobo are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as human women with fish-like features. They have sharp, shark-like teeth, scaly skin, and webbed toes. Some stories give these creatures human speech, while others depict them as silent predators. They mainly hunt humans, and thoroughly enjoy killing them. Some do have morals, however, and might be seen showing kindness to people.

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  • Gumyocho are incredibly beautiful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large two-headed birds with golden pelts and fiery tails. They live in Gokuraku judo (The Land of Amida Buddha), and have angelic voices. It’s said that if you hear this yokai, sing, you will reach enlightenment. 

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Honengyo are Godzilla-like creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as massive amphibian-like monsters with green skin, scales, and turtle-like legs. They live in deep rivers. Despite their fearsome appearance, Honengyo are actually signs of good luck, and usually predict seasons of bountiful catches. 

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  • Honengame are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as turtle-like monsters with a woman’s head. They have incredible prediction skills, and will come to shore to warn humans about upcoming disasters. Many people have Honengame charms that supposedly ward off evil.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Kudagitsune are adorable little creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as tiny foxes with strong magical powers. They can be found hanging around fortune tellers and sorcerers. Their name translates to Pipe Fox, and they can squeeze into small places. Usually docile, these creatures will only come into human contact when used as a magical familiar.

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  • Furi are ultra fast creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as wild beasts with many different animal attributes. Despite their strange appearance, it’s hard to believe that they are actually Tanuki. They have incredible agility, and can leap from mountain to mountain in a single bound.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! I’m finally back from my Christmas break, and am ready to make content once again! Let’s start up the new season with one of my favorite posts. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Fukuro muijina are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are badgers that can resemble an ancient noblewoman with a giant sack on their over their shoulder. They like to dress up as people, and some stories say that the yokai itself is just the haunted sack.

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  • Hossumori are incredible fascinating creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated wand-like brushes held by Buddhist Priests. The brush erases all general distractions from the priest such as; flies, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects.

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Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Nikusui are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as beautiful women about 18-20 years old. This is just a disguise, however, as they’re vampires that stalk people at night. Upon catching a victim, the yokai will bite it and suck the meat off its bones, leaving only skin and bones behind.

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  • Bake icho no sei are very strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re the spirits of ginkgo trees, and seem to have an unknown purpose. They have tall, yellow bodies, carry small gongs, and have tattered black kimonos.

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Awesome Places From Atlas Obscura (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s chalk full of wacky and wild landmarks from around the world.  I’ve decide to share some of my favorites with you guys. I hope you enjoy it, so, let’s begin!

  • The Poison Garden Location: Alnwick, Northumberland Description: This dangerously gorgeous garden is home to some of the most lethal plants on the face of the Earth. The place is decorated with Skulls and Crossbones that worn THESE PLANTS CAN KILL! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a real fan of these plants. The garden is open from March to December.

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  • The Jellyfish Lake Location: The Island of Palau Description: This small saltwater lake houses about a million jellyfish that bob up and down, feeding on plankton. The jellyfish don’t sting, and they make the entire lake gorgeous and mesmerizing.

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More Fascinating Mythical Creatures From Around The World

Hello fellow mythology lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating mythical creatures. I hope you guys are ready for some truly insane creations. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubak: The Bubak is a fearsome creature of Czech mythology. It’s depicted as a scarecrow with a skeletal body and unsettling face. It essentially is the Bogeyman of Czechoslovakia. The Bubak has a cry that sounds like an innocent baby, and it uses this to lure in victims. It is said that it travels between the world of the dead and living in a cart pulled by black cats. 

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  • Peluda: The Peluda is extremely dangerous creature of French folklore. The beast has the head and tail of a snake, feet of a tortoise and the quills of a porcupine. The Peluda is said to have attacked La Ferte-Bernard during the medieval times. Its breath is highly corrosive, and can wither crops easily. It can also fire its quills like arrows, and is nearly invincible. Its only supposed weak point is its tail and parts of its neck.

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