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BAKU

Japanese Dream Demons

The 'Eaters of Dreams'

These are potentially useful demons, if a little bit creepy. If you have bad dreams, a Baku will come if you call and devour your nightmares. This is far more effective than any sleeping pill.

But treat with caution. If the Baku is still hungry, he might eat up the good dreams too — plus all your hopes and desires for dessert. If that happens you are likely to suffer a very dull life.

They have a strange appearance — the head of a lion on a horse body which has tiger feet. We understand this is because they were created from the spare bits left over from when the animals were created. Don’t look if you invite one — he may have caused your nightmares in the first place.

Baku Facts and Figures

Name: Baku
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Demons
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Dreams
Area of expertise: Dreams

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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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