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The Story of Hǔ Gū Pó

[Translated from Mandarin Chinese] Once upon a time, the hǔ gū pó (虎姑婆; a tiger spirit) lived atop a mountain. She wanted to become human, but the only way to do so was to eat children. From time to time she left her mountain to visit the village below, where she would sneak up on children… Continue Reading »