According to Ancient Chinese Folk Myth, The Penghou was a type of Tree Spirit – which had several descriptions. The first, was that ''they'' were small black ''dog-pig hybrids''. The other, that they had ''human faces''. The Penghou ''evolved from the tree bark of a magical tree found only in certain Northern Regions. They were ''fed'' (prepared as food) for Monkeys (which were highly regarded as pets of The Emperor). The ''meat'' was said to make Simians ''smart''. Humans – however, when they consumed The Penghou, gained nothing. Naturally, they were hard to catch – possibly because they knew ''what'' they were going to be used for!