Every place in the world whether it is a village, town or a city has its own superstitions and urban legends. It can be range from strange monsters to bizarre spirits to vengeful ghouls. In order to find their mystical fix, many people look them at graveyards or haunted houses.
However, it is believed that a lot of myths of gods, ghosts and demons lurk in the toilet, which is among the most private area of a building. Of course, like many other places, restrooms or toilets are not except of terrifying tales and leave you frightened. Some of the most popular toilet demons and deities from around the world are:
Popular Toilet Demons and Deities from Across the World
1. Toire No Hanako-San
Toire no Hanako-san is believed as a little girl wearing a red skirt with bobbed hair. On the third floor, she inhabited on the third stall of the elementary rest rooms of the school. Brave children knock on the stall floor for three times to check if she is there. She is regarded generally as a harmless creepy demon. There are different theories about the origin of Hanako and according to one story, she was killed during World War II by an abusive adult who found her hiding inside the bathroom while playing hide and seek.
Sulak is a popular demon name in Babylonia where magic and demons play an important role to deal with medicines to cure diseases. It is true that toilets are one of the probable causes of diseases and Sulak hides in toilets. It taking the shape of a lion on hind legs and attack the victims when they are alone. The people in Babylonia believe that Sulak may attack a person when he is concentrating on their business when he is in a most vulnerable state. It is believed that Sulak lurk in the toilets and attack people and slap them with diseases and conditions like strokes and seizures.
Zi-Gu is another popular toilet goddess. It is believed that she is a beautiful woman in China lived during the Tang Dynasty and married to an actor. A high-profile minister in the country, Li-Jing fell in love with her and killed her husband to captivate her as his mistress. However, Li-Jing’s wife who was jealous of her jumped out a pile of toilet paper from behind and killed her while she was using the restroom. After that, the stall became a source of moaning, wailing and haunting tales who tried to use the toilet facilities.
With a Goblin like face and human like body, Akaname is another popular bathroom demon. It has a long unsettling tongue that soaks in poisonous saliva and on each foot, it has an extended toenail. This bathroom spirit is far less dangerous than it looks but attracted to untidiness. The main job of this demon is to lick up grime and filth infecting restrooms in difficult-to-reach areas. It can be a scare tactic to encourage children to keep their bathrooms and toilets clean. No doubt, it is a useful and helpful bathroom spirit.
5. Kawaya No-Kami
The Japanese toilet God, Kawaya no-kami was born from the excrement of the goddess of Earth and darkness, Izanami. This toilet God provides protection for people who use darker and dangerous early toilets. As a shrine, people would decorate toilets and occasionally dine with the God symbolizing eating the food that had left by Kawaya. As per the belief, it is important for people to respect Kawaya and keep the toilet clean otherwise they would be born children who are ugly and sad.
Mainly popular in Japan and Korea, the evil spirit Aka-Manto is usually inhibiting the toilets of schools particularly in the last stall of the girl’s restroom. This toilet demon sporting a white mask and a red cloak and women would supposedly find his irresistible and attractive. Hiding in the stall, this demon asks you upon entrance whether you prefer a red cloak or blue cloak. If the answer is red, then the demon will slit your throat and blood runs down as if a cloak from your back. If you answer blue, then you will get chocked and die because of suffocation.