|Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Item Drops||Pure Root|
Artificially-created dog spirit.
Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]
Built by humans and imbued with an evil spirit. It is extremely loyal to its master. However, when its master dies, it transforms into a murderous beast.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
While its Japanese name, "犬蠱" (Possibly "ko-inu", roughly "Bewitched Dog"), appears to have no mythological basis, it visually resembles a "Komainu", a type of guardian statue that appears at the entrance of shrines, temples, and even homes.
They are more well known by their Chinese counterpart (and ultimate origin), the Guardian Lion-dogs - sometimes known as "Foo Dogs" in the West.