"Wind elemental. Pronounced (DIE-bah WAH-shee), the name means 'horsekiller hawk.'
So called for a mysterious phenomenon in which the wind whips up and horses die suddenly. Observers have described it as a whirlwind of glowing needles surrounding the hapless animal. Slashing the air in front of the horse with a sword will deflect it.
On the other hand, some actually venerate the Daiba-Washi, believing that these same characteristics can shield them from danger."