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Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater - The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

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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.

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baku Origins: Chinese and Japanese Folklore Morphology: A furry creature with elephantine tusks and trunk. The fur is often striped like a tiger or zebra. Many believe early sightings of tapirs inspired this creature. Why it’s awesome: It’s like a streamlined mammoth, but smaller, cuter and faster.

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Sara-hebi (さら蛇) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman. --Japanese

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Noppera-bo, or the "faceless ghost", is a legendary creature from Japanese folklore that has inspired numerous stories. They are known to frighten humans by imitating another person's face before revealing their own blank face, but they are otherwise harmless. (︶ω︶) Sharing the Worldwide JapanLove ♥ ♥ Art by Little Miss Paintbrush ♥

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Goddess Benten

"Benten's themes are luck, wealth and beauty. Her symbols are boats, dragons, guitars, snakes and saltwater. As the Japanese Goddess steering the New Year's Treasure Ship, Benten is a perfect figur...

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Amaterasu (天照?) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru meaning "shining in heaven." The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven".[1] The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

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