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    Izanami and Izanagi in Japanese Mythology

    Izanami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mikoto. These two deities are said to be the creators of Japan and other gods. So while in the Takamagahara a.k.a the heavens of that time; they were assigned to make something out of the chaotic mass known as earth and to create a few other gods for the newly made lands. So […]

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    5 Malay Ghosts and Supernatural beings

    Ghosts and Supernatural Beings in the Malay Culture To start off with, Malay is a race in south east Asia that are mostly found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Now the ghosts that I’m going to talk about are mostly known in the Malay regions but similarities may be found around other parts of […]

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    5 Rain Yokai in Japanese Folklore

    Yokai are folklore creatures from Japan. Creatures that are weird, creepy, dangerous or even funny. Japan has a collection of Yokai as they really do like their scary stories especially during summer. But here are 5 out of many that comes out especially during rainfall.

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    Ahriman and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrian Mythology

    Ahriman and Ahura Mazda, they are gods in the Zoroastrian Mythology from Persia and they are twin brothers. In stories like this, when there is good, there would always be evil. Thus Ahriman was the evil one, he was the force behind anger, greed, envy and other negative emotions followed by chaos, death, diseases and […]

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    5 Creepy Creatures in Filipino Folklore

    5. Tiyanak As we know that the Philippines is one of the largest Christian country on Earth, around 85% of their population are Christians. Knowing this, the Tiyanak are babies who died and are buried before receiving their baptism rites. Because of this it is believed that after death the babies would go to Limbo […]

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    7 More Yokai used in Pokemon

    7. Exeggutor / ナッシー & Exeggcute / タマタマ The first time I saw Exeggutor, I was freaked out because of the heads on the trees. This corelates to the japanese folklore of trees with heads for fruits. The fruits would have human faces that could smile and laugh. This tree is called the jinmenju. There […]

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    Amaterasu, Susanoo and Tsukuyomi in Japanese Mythology

    You’d probably know these names from Naruto, but they are actually from the Japanese Mythology of ancient deities. They were birthed from Izanagi who, with Izanami were responsible for the creation of the Japanese archipelago. But the creation of Japan would be a story in an entirely different article. So Amaterasu came from Izanagi’s left […]

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    7 Japanese Folklore Monsters used in Pokémon

    7. ムウマ Muuma (Misdreavus) The Muuma is just a small pokemon that is a flying head that according to the pokedex ‘loves to sneak up on people late at night, then startle them with its shriek like cry’. The Muuma is inspired by the Nukekubi. A nukekubi is a cursed woman who’s head would detach […]

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    5 Creatures From Indonesian Mythology

    1. Buto Ijo They look like huge green trolls. They have fangs and they like to kidnap children by bringing them to its dwelling and just play with them. They would get the children to be its slave and to do its bidding like giving it a massage or even just stand without blinking. Anything […]

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    The Story of the 12 Chinese Zodiac + the Cat

    In ancient times, the jade emperor who is the emperor of the heavens in chinese mythology ordered animals to have a race. The winner would be remembered as calendar signs as a means for people to measure time. But only 12 can fill the spot in the calendar. Hearing this, all the animals were excited […]

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    5 Weird Creatures in Japanese Folklore

    Nurikabe It is a big yokai that likes to block people’s path with its body by making it look like a dead end. You can try climbing over it or even going around it but you will never be able to pass through. Apparently the only way for you to pass through it, that is […]