Nǚ Guǐ


    Origin: Chinese

    Nü gui are a type of female ghost, who are vengeful and aggressive. They are considered to be the spirits of women who were somehow wronged in their life, sexually abused or murdered. Their inherent drive is to revenge themselves on the (usually male) person who injured them and they can be difficult to banish.

    There is a male equivalent, called the nán guǐ, but they seem to appear rarely and their existence has often been disputed.