Hong Do-Ryong

Korean - A man who became a tiger. He prayed for help when his mother fell ill and a spirit advised him that a medicine made from 100 dogs would save her. Further prayer gave him the power to turn himself into a tiger and he was then easily able to catch ninetynine dogs. On the last night, his wife saw him change into a tiger and leave the house to catch the final dog. Foolishly, she burnt the paper in which the tiger-spell was written and Hong was unable to resume his human form. In his anger, he killed his wife who happened to be wearing a blue skirt at the time. Thereafter, the tiger killed every woman he met who was similarly dressed. Sometimes identified as Hong Do-Ryong.

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