- East Asian (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A Japanese beast with the head of a lion, body of a horse, and paws of a tiger. He eats bad dreams so that people can have a peaceful start to their day. He is called upon by reciting his mantra ‘Devour them, O Baku’.
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