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Suijin, Water God in Shinto mythology

Kappa are legendary creatures; a type of water sprite found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of Cryptozoology, due to claims of sightings. It could be the Japanese giant salamander.

the dobhar-chu

Hey You, Dobhar-chu

In Irish folklore, the Dobhar-chu is a water creature that resembles an otter or a dog, and may be part fish. It is also a cryptid, and there are alleged sighting of the Dobar-chu as recently as Possible Puck sightings, while in the Northern Kingdom?

Ohoyamatsumi is in Japanese mythology an elder brother of Amaterasu, and an important god who rules mountain, sea, and war.

Ohoyamatsumi is in Japanese mythology an elder brother of Amaterasu, and an important god who rules mountain, sea, and war.

Hiderigami- Japanese folklore: a hairy beast with one arm, one leg, and one eye. It is the god of drought.

Hiderigami is a mythical species that can cause droughts. It is sixty to ninety centimeters long, has eyes on the top of its head, and moves swiftly like the wind.

Kelpie -- The Kelpie is a supernatural  water horse from Celtic folklore. They tend to be malevolent in nature. They are able to transform (usually into beautiful women) and lure victims into the water to drown them.

The Kelpie of Irish and Scottish lore. The kelpie will come to land as a beautiful horse, luring humans to it. Once a person gets on it's back, the kelpie races to the water, transforming to it's true water demon form, and drowns its victim.

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala - my namesake!

Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.

Tengu

The Tengu are mythical beings of ancient Japan, who lived in mountainous solitude and were.

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