|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IV|
|Old localization||Lava doll|
|This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.|
A Dogu (土偶) is a clay figure made during the Jomon period of Japanese history, ranging from approximately 14,000 to 400 BC. In addition to their archeological significance, they have entered pop culture thanks to ufologist Eric Von Daniken dedicated a chapter to them in his 1968 book, Chariots of the Gods. The presumption being that the unusual shape of the humanoid figures owns to them depicting people wearing complex space suits.