• About this Yokai:
"Ushi-oni" (牛鬼) usually, refers to Demons with Bull-like Heads. - They are depicted quite differently from region to region, varying in both appearance & folklore. -
Gyūki (ぎゅうき) is a menacing man eater that stalks the west coast & the oceans of Iwate, Shimane Prefecture - it has the head of an ox and the body of a six-legged spider. Often popping out from beneath the waves, it's as brutal on land as it is in the ocean: Slaughtering fishermen & razing entire villages: spreading disease as it rampages. - If it sees you: it won't give up chase until its had its fill!! -
...Supposedly, Camellia flowers mark the border of where it appears, it will often team up with other yokai who share the same area, most commonly either a nure-onna or an iso-onna will appear and tire out the victim before the ushi-oni charges in for the kill...
...being a cow-spider, i wonder if it can produce milk or spiderwebs???
it should also be noted: There are actually quite a few different types of Ushi-oni, some even have festivals dedicated to them, and are said to drive away bad spirits!
Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) - Part of my Night parade of 100 Demons - Yokai & Japanese folklore sticker collection, weather-resistant 4" Glossy sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more!