Izanami- In Japanese Mythology she is the goddess of both creation and death-by Apinyo Yuwasilp

Izanami - (Japanese Mythology) She is the goddess of both creation and death - by Apinyo Yuwasilp

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami 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.  In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami 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. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. Generally, in all mythologies the most evil and deadly demons are depicted as women. Thank you sexists!

Nekomata, two-tailed cat yōkai (supernatural creature) of folklore and classical kaidan | ニャア | 夜鷹 [pixiv] http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=29587646

“Nyaa” by ぴーすけ “Nekomata” is a lower level Japanese demon cat with a forked tail. Nekomatas walk on their hind legs and have necromancing ability.

Onryo - Japanese Ghost - They are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions, such as jealousy, rage or hatred, that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful, wrathful spirit bent on vengeance on anyone or anything it encounters.

Onryo is a Japanese ghost of a person who died with intense passion, such as jealousy and/or rage. The person's soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful spirit bent on vengeance to anyone or anything it encounters.

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

"Raijin" (雷神) Raijin Is A God Of Lightning, Thunder, & Storms In The Shinto Religion & In Japanese Mythology.

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.

Baku (獏 or 貘) - The Dream Eater. Supernatural beings that devour dreams and nightmares. Has a long history in Japanese folklore and art.

Zheng - A beast from the mythologies of China & Japan. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains.

Contemporary Chinese artist's impression on a mythical creature described in the "Classic of Mountains and Seas". A brilliant sort of tiger.

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

Izanami- Kitsune Queen -A nine-tailed kitsune, the most powerful of their species -Has 4 male mates

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.

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. It also reminds me vaguely of cookie monster.

Enenra- Japanese folklore: a creature composed entirely of smoke. It resided in bonfires and it could take the form of a human. It could only be seen by those who have a pure heart.

Enenra- Japanese folklore: a creature composed entirely of smoke. It resided in bonfires and it could take the form of a human. It could only be seen by those who have a pure heart.

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