Tamano-no-maye

Japanese - A fox-witch. This being, a fox with an eight-forked tail, could become a beautiful woman and, in this form, ruined many important men. Her ugliness was finally revealed in a magic mirror which robbed her of her powers and she was killed by an army which emerged from this mirror and chased her as she fled. Also commonly called Tamano-no-maye, Nasu-no or Nasu-no.

Nearby Myths