Jorougumo

Jorōgumo By Matt on May 31, 2013, in All Yōkai, Chūbu, Chūgoku, Kankhông đúng, Kantō, Kyūshū, prostitute, shape-changer, Shikoku, spider, The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, Tōhoku, woman


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絡新婦じょろうぐも

Translation: entangling bride; alternatively whore spiderHabitat: cities, towns, rural areas, forests, & cavesDiet: young, virile men

Appearance: In nhật bản, some spiders are known to possess amazing supernatural powers. One of these is the jorōgumo, known as the golden orb-weaver in English. The jorōgumo is the most well-known of the arachnid yōkai, and found all over the Japanese archipelago except for the northern isl& of Hokkaidō. Their body toàn thân size averages between two khổng lồ three centimeters long, but they can grow much larger; some are massive enough to catch & eat small birds. Renowned for their form size, their vividly beautiful colors, & the large & svào webs they weave, the beautiful jorōgumo are also famous for the cruel destruction they wreak on young men. Written with modern kanji, their name means “entangling bride.” However, these characters were added much later to lớn cover up the original meaning of jorōgumo—”whore spider.”

Behavior: Jorōgumo live sầu solitary lives, both as spiders and as yōkai. When a golden orb-weaver reaches 400 years of age, it develops magical powers and begins lớn feed on human prey instead of insects. Jorōgumo make their nests in caves, forests, or empty houses in towns.

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Possessing a cunning intelligence and a cold heart, they see humans as nothing more than insects khổng lồ feed on. They are skillful deceivers và powerful shape-shifters, usually appearing as young, sexy, và stunningly beautiful women.

Interactions: Jorōgumo’s favorite prey are young, handsome men looking for love—or other favors. When a jorōgumo spots a man she desires, she lures hyên ổn into lớn her home page with promises of affection. He is never seen again. Jorōgumo spin silk threads strong enough to ensnare a grown man so that he cannot escape. They also have sầu powerful venom that can slowly weaken a man day by day, allowing the spider to lớn savor her victim’s long and painful death. Jorōgumo can control other, lesser spiders, even employing fire-breathing spiders to lớn burn down the homes of any suspicious meddlers. They are such skillful predators that a jorōgumo can operate lượt thích this for years and years, even in the middle of a busy đô thị, piling up hundreds of desiccated skeletons of foolish young men.