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  • East Asian East Asian (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Troublesome Troublesome (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

Water spirits of Japan. They have the body of a turtle, the head of a monkey with long hair and long scaly limbs. The must always keep their heads wet, so they cannot stay on land for very long. They trouble travellers and drag children into water to drown them.

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