Ankou is a Brythonic Deity of Death. Ankou is the king of the dead, and his subjects have their own particular paths along which their sacred processions move.


There are many tales involving Ankou, who appears as a man or skeleton wearing a cloak and wielding a scythe and in some stories he is described as a shadow that looks like a man with an old hat and a scythe, often atop a cart
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for collecting the dead. He is said to wear a black robe with a large hat which conceals his face. According to some, he was the first child of Adam and Eve. Other versions have it that the Ankou is the first dead person of the year (though he is always depicted as adult, and male), charged with collecting the others' soul before he can go to the afterlife. He is said to drive a large, black coach pulled by four black horses; accompanied by two ghostly figures on foot.


  • Death Inducment
  • Guardianship
  • Necromancy
  • Soul Manipulation
  • Grim Reaper Physiology