Mythology

Throughout time there have been several myths and cultural lore around the workings of the toilet.

 

There have been gods, goddesses, demons, ghosts, and other magical figures related to the culture of the toilet globally.

Below are several examples of these mythical creatures and where they come from.

Šulak

Šulak

Babylonian toilet demon

Belphegor

Belphegor

Judeo-Christian demon who sits on a toilet throne

Jinn

Jinn

Islamic demon that often inhabits dirty toilets

Zigu

Zigu

Chinese toilet goddess

Akaname

Akaname

Japanese demon of bathroom filth

Cheuksin

Cheuksin

Korean toilet goddess

Kawaya No-Kami

Kawaya No-Kami

Japanese toilet god

Cloacina

Cloacina

Ancient Roman goddess of the sewer

Stercutius

Stercutius

Ancient Roman god of dung

Crepitus

Crepitus

Roman god of flatulence

Saint Vincent Ferrer

Saint Vincent Ferrer

Catholic patron saint of plumbers

Saint Fiacre

Saint Fiacre

Catholic patron saint of venereal diseases and hemorrhoids

Moaning Myrtle

Moaning Myrtle

Modern toilet ghost from the Harry Potter series