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A kumiho (구미호 / 구) is a nine-tailed fox from Korean legends and oral tales. Kumihos are akin to European fairies. Foxes that live a thousand years become gumihos. They are known to shapeshift and often transform into women in order to seduce men and eat their liver or heart.

In popular cultureEdit


  • In the 2007 South Korean animated film Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox, Yobi is a young kumiho girl.


  • In the 2010 South Korean romantic comedy series My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Cha Dae-woong's girlfriend is a gumiho.

Video gamesEdit

  • In the 2009 video game League of Legends, a kumiho character named Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox is featured.

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