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Baku

taken from pantheon.org

A Japanese good spirit, called the 'eater of dreams'. It is said that evil dreams are caused by evil spirits. When a person awakens from a nightmare, he may call upon Baku, saying: "Baku, eat my dreams." Thus Baku may be induced to turn a bad dream into good fortune by eating up the evil. The creature has a lion's head, tiger's feet and a horse's body.

Relevance to Urusei Yatsura

In the second film, Beautiful Dreamer, Baku takes the form of Ten's pet piglet. He also appears as a tapir-like creature in the manga chapter featuring Mujaki.

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