Kiyohimo

Japanese - A serving-maid in a tea-house. She fell in love with the monk, Anchin, who so far forgot his vows as to fall in love with her. When he renounced the temptations of the flesh, she sought the aid of the fire-god, Fudo, and the magician-god, Kompira, and learned how to turn herself into a dragon. When Anchin left her for the last time, she became a huge dragon and, when he hid under a bell, she coiled round it, crushing it and melting it with her hot breath, killing both the monk and herself. Sometimes identified as Kiyohimo, Kiyohime, Kiyohime, Kiyo, Kiyo or Kujo.

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