Japanese - An evil goblin. When Raiko was ill, this goblin came to him each night in the form of a boy, giving him medicine which only served to make his condition worse. When Raiko struck him with his sword, the goblin enmeshed him in a large web. Raiko cut himself free and killed the goblin which he found hiding in a cave. Another version has the goblin appearing to Raiko and his servant, Tsunna, first in the form of an old woman and then as a beautiful maiden. Again the goblin was wounded, trapped Raiko in a web and was killed when Raiko escaped. When Raiko cut off the goblin's head, hundreds of skulls emerged from a wound in its stomach. At times, known as Goblin-spider.

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