A spirit in Japanese mythology, much associated with the CUCUMBER. It is like a monkey, but has no fur, and is yellow-green in colour. Kappas have a liking for blood, and for cucumbers, and one way of placating them is to throw cucumbers with the names and ages of the family where kappa live. The connection with cucumbers, phallic emblems, becomes even more significant when considering the belief that these spirits are capable of raping women (J Piggott).

Khaya ivorensis > AFRICAN MAHOGANY

Khaya nyassica > RED MAHOGANY

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