An Empousai (EH-boo-sahy; ancient Gr. έμπούς (empous) en- "one" + pous "foot") is a chimera-like Wesen that was seen in a Grimm diary in a promotional image for "Map of the Seven Knights". Several Wesen were worshipped in Ancient Greece, with the Empousai once considered to be a demigoddess in Greek mythology.
When woged, an Empousai, as traditionally depicted in Ancient Greek art, has hair of fire, one leg of a donkey, and one brass prosthetic leg.
- The Empousai is based on the real mythology of Empusa. As a demigoddess in Ancient Greece, Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She was initially based on vampires and was said to feast on blood by seducing young men as they slept, before drinking their blood and eating their flesh. Later on, Empusa's role in mythology was reduced to a species of spectre called an empuse or empusa.
|Season 5 Appearances|
of the Wu":
|Unseen Wesen in Grimm|
|Afrotherian Wesen||Bhari Kadama|
|Canine Wesen||Lob Hombre, Volkodlak|
|Chimeric Wesen||Ammit, Empousai|
|Feliform Wesen||Abartige Aasfresser, Bastet|
|Feline Wesen||Ukufu Okusheshayo|
|Hexapod Wesen||Khepri, Sairento Shi|
|Meline Wesen||Rotznasig Carcaju|
|Mephitid Wesen||Faeteo fatalis|
|Pantherine Wesen||Rißfleisch, Tefnut|
|Unknown Wesen||Fétide Taillader, Gefrierengeber, Peau de la Mort, Sangrienta Manos, Schneetmacher, Waage|