Index

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Japanese Folklore
     Japanese Kami (deities)
 
Adachi Ginko, 1885
 

    Kasane 
    Momiji
    Shippeitaro 
    Urashima Taro 

    Amaterasu 
    Benzaiten 
    Jizo 
    Susanoo 
    Takarabune - Seven Lucky Gods 
    Tenjin 
    Tsukuyomi 
    Uzume
 
    The Yokai of Japan (an introduction to yokai)
    Ame Onna (rain woman)
    Ashiarai Yashiki (foot washing manor)
    Azuki Arai (the bean washer)
    Baku (dream eater)
    Bat Yokai (nobusuma, yamachichi, nodeppo)
    Funayurei (sea ghosts)
    Futakuchi Onna (two-mouthed woman)
    Gashadokuro (skeletal giant) 
    Hahakigami (broom spirit)
    Hiderigami (drought spirit)
    Hihi (baboon)
    Hinnagami (doll spirit)
    Hitotsume Kozo (one-eyed priest boy)
    Hyakume
    Itsumade (strange bird)
    Kaibyo - Yokai Cats (bakeneko, nekomata, kasha) 
    Kainan Hoshi (shipwreck ghosts)
    Kamikakushi (spiriting away)
    Kanashibari (supernatural sleep paralysis)
    Kappa (water goblin)
    Katsura Otoko (moon man)
    Kawauso (river otter)
    Kaze no Kami (sickness bringing wind)
    Kitsunebi (fox fire)
    Kotobuki (good luck yokai)
    Kuchisake Onna (slit-mouthed woman)
    Kudagitsune (pipe fox)
    Kudan (cow human chimera)
    Makuragaeshi (pillow flipper)
    Maneki Neko (lucky cat)
    Mekurabe (giant skull apparition)  
    Minogame (turtle)
    Musical Yokai (biwa bokuboku, koto furunushi)
    Nigawarai (bitterness yokai)
    Nurikabe (painted wall yokai)
    Ogama (giant toad)
    Oitekebori (canal spirit)
    Okuri Okami (sending wolf)
    Oni (Japanese demons)
    Sobojo and Eritategoromo (Tengo king and robe spirit)
    Suiko (water tiger)
    Suppon no Yurei (soft shell turtle ghosts)
    Tanuki (supernatural tanuki) 
    Tengu in Folklore and Art (demon/demi-god)
    Tennyo (heavenly women) 
    Todaiki (human candle)
    Tsurube Otoshi (giant head)
    Umi Bozo (sea monk)
    Unagi Hime (eel priestess)
    Uwabami (giant snake) 
    Yama Uba (mountain witch)
    Yanari (house squeaker)
    Yonaki Ishi (night-crying stones)
    Yuki Onna (snow woman)
 

 
    Cowherd and Weaver Girl (Chinese folktale)
    Xiwangmu (Chinese Goddess)
    Year of the Tiger (China and Japan)
 
 
    Brigid (Irish, Gaelic)
    Circe (Greek)
    Corrag - A Scottish Witch (Scottish)
    Demeter and Persephone (Greek) 
    Hermes (Greek)
    Helen of Troy (Greek)
    Odin (Norse) 
    Penelope (Greek)
    Rhiannon (Welsh) 
   

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