O Toyo

Japanese - A lady at the court of the prince of Hizen. She was killed by a huge cat which then changed into the likeness of O Toyo. Night after night she cast spells which made the prince ill and, when his retainers kept watch over him at night, she put them all to sleep so that she could carry out her evil designs. A soldier, Ito Soda, realised what was afoot and tried to kill her but O Toyo turned herself back into her original form as a cat and escaped. She was later killed by a hunting party led by the prince who had by then recovered. Sometimes known as O Toyo.

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