hello august! i promised to have this monthly, and i broke it a while ago. but here it is, the third installment of Beautiful Ghosts Around the World series: ms. Huli-Jing.
Huli-Jing is not exactly a ghost. she’s more like a spirit in a shape of a fox. in Japan, they’re known as Kitsune. in Korea, they’re called Kumiho. Huli-Jing is their Chinese name.
in the Chinese folklore, foxes are known for their longevity. Huli-Jing’s life-span can reach a thousand years. as the fox ages, she would gain more and more power, such as the ability to see miles away. supposedly, in order for a fox to prolong their life, they will need to “drain force from men”, which also means to have sex with men. and she’s equip to do this because a Huli-Jing has the ability to shape-shift into a beautiful woman to lure men.
some Huli-Jing can marry human and have kids. however, they don’t seem to be able to stay as human forever. they usually get caught, because the human version of a Huli-Jing usually have some fox attributes, like a tail.
the other BGAW are: Kuntilanak, Yuki Onna, Lamia, Glaistig, Manananggal and La Llorona.