Cheval Mallet

Cheval Mallet

The cheval mallet (from France) is a horse that will whisk you away and make you disappear forever! Hmm, depending if you have lots of chores still to do, that could be a good or bad thing. The Cheval Mallet (or Malet, meaning Mallet Horse) describes a fabulous and...
Jorogumo

Jorogumo

How would you like to have fire-breathing spiders at your beck and call?! The Jorōgumo has that and more: Jorōgumo (JapaneseKanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. It can shapeshift into a beautiful woman, so...
Jubokko

Jubokko

Are you a tree hugger? You might want to rethink it with the Jubokko. The Jubokko (Japanese: 樹木子, “tree child”) is a yōkaitree in Japanese folklore that appears in many books related to Japanese yōkai, including Shigeru Mizuki’s works. According to...
Hone-onna

Hone-onna

This is not the type of girl that you would really want to bring home to meet the parents. Best not to date her at all! Hone-onna (骨女, literally: bone woman) is a being from Japaneselegends. In some versions, it is thought to be a female yōkai who kills men by...
Heikegani

Heikegani

The Heikegani are a formidable force and should not be trifled with… unless you have a little melted butter. Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many...
Gashadokuro

Gashadokuro

More fun stuff here with the Gashadokuro… hmm, maybe fun isn’t the right word: The Gashadokuro are spirits that take the form of giant skeletons and are fifteen times taller than an average person, said to be created from the amassed bones of people who...