• About this yokai •
Futakuchi-onna - 二口女 - t"wo mouth woman"
A Women with two mouths; one on the front as usual, but an unnatural gaping maw has also formed on the back of her head as well.
In some stories, the mouth is actually an axe wound that came to life, In others, the second mouth is said to be caused by a curse left by the spirit of a neglected family member who had starved to death. - In either case, The second mouth is constantly starving, never satisfied unless its eating something, it mumbles abuse towards its owner & causes terrible headaches. Their hair becomes mobile like snakes, which it uses to shovel whatever food it can steal into its mouth. -If your sweets & food supplies are mysteriously dwindling then this yokai could very well be the culprit!
•History & early appearances: The most famous illustration of this yokai appears in “Ehon Hyaku Monogatari.” 絵本百物語 (1841)
• Pop culture: Felia from Skullgirls is a Futakuchi Onna, the pokemon known as mawile is based on this story as well
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