Region of origin: Japan

A giant skeleton between 75 to 100 feet tall, the gashadokuro is more malevolent than most yokai, with their origins tied to areas afflicted by a great loss of life; often being born from the angry spirits of victims of war or famine. It will grab people to bite their head off and drink their blood, but only as a purely violent act and not as sustenance. It instead gets its energy from the souls that formed it and will in time effectively burn itself out. Otherwise it is largely invincible, able to be warded off but not destroyed. It can turn invisible but is given away by the sound of its rattling bones and a loud ringing in its intended victim’s ears.

Originally posted on Tumblr on June 24, 2016

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