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A Kappa is a dwarf-like water demon of Japan that resembles a shrivelled old man, with webbed hands and feet, sporting a tortoise shell. These demons are thought to the ghosts of drowned souls, and any pond or river may have one. They possess immense strength and can easily overpower a human, with the source of their power coming from the stored water within the dish on their head.

This is a Kappa. A dwarf-like water demon of Japan. A powerful ghost of drowned souls. Power comes from water stored in dish on top of the head.

RUSALKA. Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterwa...

RUSALKA [noun] Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were.

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.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end.” - Spengler

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"River Troll" from "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You" illustration by Tony DiTerlizzi.-----love the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Shellycoat- Scottish folklore: a type of bogeyman that haunts rivers and streams. They wear a coat made of shells that rattle upon movement. They are relatively harmless but will mislead travelers who wander onto their territory.

Random Creature Feature: A “Shellycoat” is a creature from Scottish mythology that is named for its coat of shells. This sneaky fae haunts rivers and streams, and enjoys pulling pranks on.

A kelpie is a horse like creature that will lure humans to sit on their back and will then drag them underwater to their deaths. Some legends say they can transform into people. Always dripping wet or covered in sea weeds. -Rain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelpie

A kelpie (or waterhorse) is a horse like creature that will lure humans to sit on their back and will then drag them underwater to their deaths. Some legends say they can transform into people.

they-hide-in-the-dark:  Ijiraq - A shapeshifter from Inuit mythology, an Ijiraq is a spirit that has the ability to transform into any arctic animal in order to disguise themselves. Normally it appears as a half-man-half-caribou monster but it can take any form that it chooses. Its most common ones being: a raven, bear, wolf or human. The only part of its body that it cannot disguise is its eyes, which are bright red. No matter what form it takes its eyes will remain red.

Ijiraq - A shapeshifter from Inuit mythology, an Ijiraq is a spirit that has the ability to transform into any arctic animal in order to disguise themselves. Normally it appears as a.

Kirin and the Floating Isles by Cypher-Calliste.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Kirin are the deer-like, Eastern unicorns. Kirin and the Floating Isles

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