Depiction of a Nekomata dancing
Nekomata is a mythical being from Japanese mythology. It is said to be a lower form of a bakeneko. Traits of a nekomata include looking like a domestic cat, having two tails, having the ability to walk on two legs but only when unobserved, and can morph into a demon when angered. The first stories of this feline popped up during the 17th century in Japan.
The Nekomata have the ability to enter people's dreams.
In Popular Culture Edit
- Nekomatas have appeared throughout many of the games in the Megami Tensei series and its spin-offs.
- In Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and its ports, a Persona called Nekomata can be used.