fredag den 7. januar 2011

Kappa (Folklore)

It is Friday and this means it’s time for a mythological or folkloric creature! I've been somewhat busy today and haven't managed to write about a new monster, my apologies. So here is a repost of a creature from Japanese folklore, the Kappa!


The kappa is a cool little creature from Japanese folklore. It is kind of small, usually a little smaller than a human. It is also said to look like a mix between a monkey and a frog or a turtle! Kappas are said to have a small pool of water at the top of their heads, and if you ever encounter one you should bow before him, because then he will do the same to you. When he bows he will spill the water from his head and won’t be able to harm you!

The kappa we see today has gotten kind of soft. He is more often portrayed like a cute cartoonish character instead of what he was originally. This idea of making scary creatures from folklore soft seems to happen all over the world, and that is pretty sad if you ask me. 
 
If you guys have any request for the folklore/mythology category don't hold back!

17 kommentarer:

  1. Looks like a mix of a bulbasaur and a squirtle lol!

    SvarSlet
  2. It's always Japan with the weird creatures lol

    SvarSlet
  3. you'd think the japanese would have figured how to draw way sooner than they did... worst artists in history

    SvarSlet
  4. yeah, the kappa has an excellent agent. made the world think he was a HO so he could get on the nice side. He is still a badass killer in reality when the sun goes down....

    SvarSlet
  5. Yes I agree, they should make them scarier, not cute!

    SvarSlet
  6. The Japanese have a lot of great monsters in they're folklore bet you can get a lot of inspiration there

    SvarSlet
  7. thats pretty cool!
    Anyways, cool blog, i'll follow.

    SvarSlet
  8. no, thats an alien, im sure of that

    SvarSlet
  9. i would love to meet one of those if they are that easy to deal with. i wonder if there are smarter ones to not bow

    SvarSlet