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  Kappa (mythical creature) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kappa (河童) (sometimes Gataro 川太郎) are mythical creatures, water imps found in Japanese folklore, but have also been said to be a part of cryptozoology, due to apparent sightings.
Kappa are also said to be afraid of fire, and some villages hold fireworks festivals each year to scare the sprites away.
The name "kappa" may be derived from the term for "robe" used by the Portuguese monks who arrived in Japan in the 16th century; they called this garment a capa, and the monks' appearance is not unlike that of the similarly named Japanese sprites, from the loose, shell-like cloaks to the tonsured hair.
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 Mythical beast
Some such as the dragon, the griffin or the unicorn have their origin in traditional myth and have at one time been believed to be real creatures.
Others were based on real creatures, originating in garbled accounts of travellers' tales; such as the "Vegetable Lamb of Tartary[?]", which supposedly grew tethered to the earth (and was actually the cotton bush).
Conversely, some creatures once believed to be mythological have been found in recent times, such as the giant squid.
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 Kappa (mythical creature) - TheBestLinks.com - Alien, Anus, Blood, Chess, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kappa (河童) are mythical creatures, water imps found in Japanese folklore.
The kappa were also the inspiration for the creature in the film Ringu; Kappas have recently been introduced in Western literature, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The creatures have been featured in several Final Fantasy games (though renamed "imps" in the English translation), and were the inspiration for the "Koopas" in the Super Mario Bros. series of video games.
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 Kappa (mythical creature): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Once befriended, kappa have been known to perform any number of tasks for human beings, such as helping farmers irrigate (irrigate: irrigation (in agriculture) is the replacement or supplementation of rainfall with...
Another theory is that the kappa were invented to explain the swollen anus common in drowning (drowning: drowning is death due to asphyxia caused by immersion in fluid, usually water....
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 kappa mythical creature : : eCorporations
kappa (mythical creature) A drawing of a kappa which was reported to have been caught in a net on Mito East beach in 1801.
Kappa (mythical creature)Kappa are mythical creatures, water imps found in Japanese folklore.
Kappa (mythical creature) Kappa () are mythical creatures, water Japanese...
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 Kappa Beach
Kappa Kappa Psi is a co-ed honor fraternity for college bandmembers in the United States of America.
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.
Kappa Kappa Gamma is technically organized as a fraternity, but since it admits only women it is often called as a sorority.
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 Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums > Kappa?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The name "kappa" may be derived from the term for "robe" used by the Portuguese monks who arrived in Japan in the 16th century; they called this garment a capa, and the monks'; appearance is not unlike that of the similarly named Japanese sprites, from the loose, shell-like cloaks to the tonsured hair.
Kappa are supernatural creatures which live both on land and in water.
Kappa are known for dragging people into the water and pulling out their livers through their anuses.
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 What's In a Name? -- The Guide to Harry Potter Name Etymology
Centaur - stargazing creatures that are half-man, half-horse.
The Griffin was a legendary creature with the head, beak and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion and occasionally the tail of a serpent or scorpion.
It was a female creature, sometimes depicted as a winged lion with a feminine head, and sometimes as a female with the chest, paws and claws of a lion, a snake tail and bird wings.
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 Japanese Demons - · Darkness Forums
Kappa are dangerous pranksters, known for dragging people into the water and then pulling their intestines out through their anuses.
Kappa love cucumbers and sumo wrestling--but if you are challenged to a bout, and value your life, you had best let the kappa win.
A ri is an aquatic creature in Japanese mythology described as a mix between a human and a jellyfish.
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 Kappa (mythical creature): Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kappa (河童) are mythical creature (A monster renowned in folklore and myth)
Kappa are also said to be afraid of fire (The act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy)
Another theory is that the kappa were invented to explain the swollen anus common in drowning (Drowning is death due to asphyxia caused by immersion in fluid, usually water....)
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 Eyes on Final Fantasy Forums - Kappa is a mythical creature
The only way to defeat them is to bow in front of them and they have to bow back to you, spilling the bowl of water on their heads, then they leave ashamed or die or something.
kappa is supposed to be a 'water demon'...imp is supposed to be like a small 'playful' version of a giant flying demon.
Kappas would lie in wait in the water and drown children.
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 Beasts Of Myth And Legend quiz -- free game
Let's not leave out West Virginia which was home to this mythical 'beast' that was associated with mutilated animals and the collapse of a certain bridge in peak traffic.
A diamond choked cave at the Richtersveld in South Africa was guarded by this mythical monster.
Buried in Arthurian Legend, this beast was born of the union of an Incubus and a Virgin.
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Zatoshi Niwamoto: "Kappa is such a famous and widespread legend that a local TV station has offered 10 million yen (almost $ 83,000) for capturing the creature and installed a web camera, so that viewers can search from their homes for it".
Kappa is known as an imaginary monster commonly, but some people believe that it is really an unknown animal, and there are eyewitnesses and so-called mummies of kappa around the Japan".
False or not, the Kappa creature is the most fascinating creature claim we have come across for a long time and we´re pretty sure that those scientists who investigate such claims as these, feel the same.
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 Facts about kappa mythical creature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A human may escape them by exploting its one weakness - its viltalilty is drawn from a saucer-like deppresion in its head, which must remain filled with water.
If one offers a polite and ceremonious bow, the kappa will be obligated to return it.
The water will spill and the kappa will be defeated.
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 kappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Erin Stoesz of Laramie, a University of Wyoming senior in geology, and a self-designed major in Celtic studies, was awarded a 2005-06 Phi Kappa Phi Award of...
He was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Epsilon...
Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducts 87 membersLamar University, TX - May 3, 2006Eighty-six Lamar University juniors and seniors and one faculty member were initiated into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during the organization...
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 Kappa - TheBestLinks.com - Finland, Harry Potter, July 24, March 1, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kappa, Finland, Harry Potter, July 24, March 1, 1892, 1927, Hawaiian mythology...
A type of mischievous water imp in Japanese mythology, also referred to in the Harry Potter novels: see kappa (mythical creature).
The adiabatic index of a gas in physics.
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 Shijin (Shishin) - Four legendary Chinese creatures protecting the four directions
The dragon is a mythical creature resembling a snake -- reflecting its membership in the NAGA (Sanskrit) family of serpentine creatures.
The Kirin is said to have the body of a deer, the tail of an ox, the hooves of a horse, a body covered with the scales of a fish, and a single horn.
A gigantic mythical tortoise is supposed, in the Far East, to live in the depths of the ocean.
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 HP Beyond The Veil
Centaur- a mythical creature that is half-horse, half-man, it has the body and legs of a horse and the face and arms of a man
Kappa- water-dwellers, they look like scaly monkeys with webbed hands, they strangle those who wade into their ponds
Unicorn- a horse-like creature with a horn coming out of its head, it you are near death and you drink its silvery blood it will keep you alive for a limited time...
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 Harry Potter Fan Zone | Dictionary
Ghostly creature that lives in the attic and bangs on pipes.
Mythical white horse-like creature with golden mane and a golden horn sprouting from the head.
Evil creature that roams the night feeding on the blood of living beings.
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 dandan.: diary of a sushi helper (1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kappa is a mythical creature that appears in Japanese folk-tales (it also appears in Monkey!
When I told the kid this, he was jubilant, and put his ricebowl on his head to mimic the monster he named correctly (kappa, a water monster, has a saucer on his head to keep his head moist when over-ground).
This annoyed his already reddening date a lot, and in her rage she knocked the bowl off his head.
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 NTSC-uk.com Forums - Mythical Beasts - The Tanuki
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to draw your attention towards one of the most messed-up mythical creatures the world has ever seen.
The mythical Tanuki has the ability to shapeshift, and is a notorious trickster.
Kappas appear in both Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon.
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 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for Kappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
andKappa; or andkappa;, the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet: see Kappa (letter).
Kappa Publishing Group, a US company which publishes adult puzzle books and magazines as well as children's magazines
Cohen's kappa coefficient, a measure of inter-observer agreement in statistical classification data.
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 Big in Japan- Instant Culture
the Kappa is a mythical creature that is supposed to live in rivers, lakes and ponds in Japan.
In stories from long ago it is said that if you meet a Kappa near a body of water the Kappa will try to take you with him and drap you to the botom of the river, drowning you.
When the Kappa bows in return the water that is stored in the bowl-like area on the top of his head leaks out.
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 So much food, so little stomach space.
But yeah, it was a conveyer belt sushi restaurant, and it's mascot was a kappa.
It turns out that it's a japanese mythical creature that lives in water.
It used to be kind of a scary monster, but recently it's been turned into a more family oriented creature.
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 Kappa is a mythical creature - Eyes on Final Fantasy Forums
Kappa is a mythical creature - Eyes on Final Fantasy Forums
Kappa was never meant to be a name.
Like the kitsune, they posses the power to transform to disguise themselves, which explains why Tanuki Mario is able to assume the form of a statue.
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But the problem is that the concept of what a "traditional mythical creature" is varies widely from continent to continent and it's important to get the details right.
The important thing to learn from the Kappa's story is to respect the nature of the river or a creature like the Kappa just might drown you.
This was one particular creature that, although very cool and amusing, seemed a little too fantastic for the world of UO.
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 Creatures, The : Hommage
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