Xiang Yao

Xiang Yao

In Chinese tradition, Xiang Yao is a monster with nine human heads and the body of a serpent. It goes about in the company of a black dragon called Gong-Gong. Their dung befouls watercourses turning them into stinking swamps.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Xiang Yao, p 524

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