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Autumn Army - Inugami by Xatchett Autumn Army - Inugami by Xatchett
"The general belief is that an inugami is created by tying a dog and placing a bowl of food just out of its reach. It would take days for the dog to die, and during this time the dog's master would tell it that its pain is nothing compared to his own. The onmyouji then follow some secret black magic rituals. When the dog dies, it become an inugami; since its dying wish would have been to eat, the food placed around the corpse would act as a placatory offering, and thus make the spirit obedient. The ghost-dog is then used as weapon to scare to death the enemies of the dog's master. Inugami are, by any account, terrible and wrathful, fearful and powerful. Only an experienced and prepared onmyouji may ever attempt to control one successfully.

A more specific legend states that an old woman who desired revenge against an enemy buried her treasured dog in the ground with only its head sticking out, and said "If you have a soul, do my will and I will worship you as a god." She then sawed the dog's head off with a bamboo saw (which would have been extremely painful), releasing the dog's spirit as an inugami. The spirit did as she wished, but in return for its painful death it haunted the old woman." (c) Monstropedia - [link]
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wolf-fighter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
nice form you created for the inugami
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