Basic Information

Type/Species: Wurm
Origin: Japanese Mythology

About Uwibami

Uwibami flew through the air, sometimes depicted with wings and sometimes without them. He was a gigantic serpent that preyed upon animals and humans, although he particularly enjoyed eating humans. [1] His ability to fly enabled him to swoop down and capture people in his wide, gaping jaws, and it has been recorded that even a knight on horseback could be snatched up by the serpent from about. [1]

The hero Yegara-no-Heida slew this great beast. [1]

Physical Description

A large serpent that could fly through the air, depicted with or without wings. [1]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 379

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