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YakuzaYakuza
photo3website0A yakuza is a member of a Japanese organized crime syndicate similar to the Mafia.

YetiYeti
photo1website0The Yeti is a mythical creature, half man, half beast, who according to legend lived in the mountains of the Himalayas, also called the "abominable snowman". From extraordinary size, this being a cross between ma…

YggdrasilYggdrasil
photo2website0Yggdrasil, in Norse mythology, is a wonderful ash, the World Tree upon which the nine kingdoms are. Every day, the gods gather under the shade of evergreen Yggdrasil, from the fountain of Urd. Three of its roots …

YokaiYokai
photo1website0Yōkai (妖怪) in Japanese folklore is the term that refers to demons, spirits and other monsters such as the evil Oni (鬼 = ogre) to the mischievous Kitsune (狐 = fox) and Yuki-onna (雪女 = snow woman). The…

YureiYurei
photo5website0Yūrei (幽霊) in Japanese folklore, is a spirit kept away from a peaceful afterlife. If a person dies in a sudden or violent manner, as during a murder or a suicide, if the funeral rites are not performed corre…

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