Yuki-onna

Japanese - An evil female spirit of winter. She appeared to Mosaku and Minokichi and killed the former with her icy breath but spared the younger man. She later married him but disappeared in a cloud of cold mist when he finally recognised her as the phantom who had killed his master. In another story, she appeared in the guise of Oyazu, a woman who had died and whose husband then left her parents without support. Referred to as Yuki-onna, Lady of the Snow, Lady of the Snow, Snow Woman, Snow Woman, White Ghost, White Ghost, Yuki-Onna, Winter Ghost, Winter Ghost, Yuki-onne, Yuki-onne, Oyazu or Oyazu.

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