Gurumāpā (Nepal Bhasa:𑐐𑐸𑐬𑐸𑐩𑐵𑐥𑐵) (Devanagari:गुरुमापा) is a mythical creature in the folklore of Nepal Mandala. According to legend, he is said to take away disobedient children, and so was banished to a field in Kathmandu. The story of Gurumapa is one of the most well known folk tales in Newar society. He is depicted as a giant with a terrifying face and protruding fangs.
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