Greg Gunn

MM044 - Jiangshi

MythicMonday_039_FutakuchiOnna.gif

MYTHICAL MONDAY 44 - Jiangshi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangshi

 

“A jiangshi, also known as a ‘hopping’ vampire or zombie, is a type of reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore. It is typically depicted as a stiff corpse dressed in official garments from the Qing Dynasty, and it moves around by hopping, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their qi, or ‘life force’, usually at night, while in the day, it rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves. Jiangshi legends have inspired a genre of jiangshi films and literature in Hong Kong and East Asia.”

See all Mythical Mondays