163 – Ushi-oni

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163 - Ushi-oni
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According to Yokai.com, “A terror from Western Japan, ushi oni is a class of monster that lives near water. The name literally means “ox demon,” and it refers to a number of different monsters with bovine traits. Most Ushi oni resemble an ox from the head up and a demonic horror below. Many variations are known to exist; the body of an ox with a head like an oni’s; the head of an ox on a body like a spider’s or a cat’s; or even an ox’s head on the body of a kimono-clad human (a Japanese version of the minotaur).” This thing is wild. It’s one part siren, one part spider, one part ox, and did we mention it BREATHES POISION GAS?!