A gigantic bull-like monster in Japanese folklore. It has the head of a human but the massive body and legs of a bull. Each side has three eyes and a rows of horns protrude from its spine. Kudan is said to be unable to deceive and always speaks the truth.
- Rose, Carol. (2000). Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.