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KAPPA

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Japanese Demon

Extremely polite blood-sucking water demons

These slimy demons will lure you into the river and suck your blood. You are unlikely to get out alive.

You can recognize a KAPPA from the bowl-like depression on top of its head. The bowl is filled with water and this gives the demon its power.

KAPPAs are, however, extremely polite. So here is what you do. Bow courteously in the approved Japanese fashion. Naturally the creature will have to return the bow. All the water on its head will tip out. The KAPPA is then powerless until the water can be replenished.

That is not all. The KAPPA are crazy about cucumbers. They prefer cucumbers to blood. Bribe them with a cucumber and they will promise you almost anything.

KAPPA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KAPPA
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NOT OKAY, be careful
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 9260

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Article last updated on 24 December 2012 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KAPPA: Demon from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Dec. 2012. Web. 30 July 2014.

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