Japan is full of fox spirits. They are cunning, sneaky, enigmatic and unpredictable. The Kitsune vary in appearance and character, but most of them have nine bushy tails and a tricky disposition.
To be honest, the nine tails thing is a bit of a giveaway. However the Kitsune are notorious shapeshifters and can transform into human form in the blink of an eye.
Some, for example the Koki-Teno, are ghostly temptress types who appear in the form of beautiful white ladies to lure unsuspecting males into their clutches. Others are quite happy to live in human form. They get married, raise children and lead normal humdrum human lives, just transforming into their fox form on special occasions.
They are not likely to support foxhunting. Or indeed any other kind of hunting, apart from their own.
Kitsune Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kitsune-Tsuki, Koki-Teno
Gender: Male and female
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.