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Would anyone have an objection to me spiting more of these subtypes on to their own pages?
General Japanese mythology question. No anime examples please. But what's the general difference between a Youkai, Youma, and Yousei?
Youma and youkai refer to the same thing, I think. Yosei, on the other hand, are a sub-type of youkai roughly equivalent to the western fairy.
I did some research for something, and found out about this creature in Japanese mythology called "Kasha," cat-like monsters that ate corpses that weren't properly buried. I think. My sources are kinda iffy on exactly what they did, but I know it involved eating dead people.
Anyway, i just wanted to ask if the kasha would be considered a youkai.
That being said, I wish this article will has place for less common Youkai like Umibozu, Amano Jaku and (my favourite loli spirit) Zashiki Warashi.
Shouldn't Kappas be added, or are they not considered Youkai?
Zashiki-warashi has its own page, maybe a link here?
Should we really have examples for entries that have their own trope page?
While I understand the reference to "genius", don't Youkai really have more in common with monsters of european folklore? Like some of the fey and particularly goblins and gnomes. I mean before the whole fairy court stuff. I think the Banshee is a good example. Even more so the Domovoi, if by apparence alone.
I know that european monsters are thought of as much less spiritual and more physical then Youkai are, but if you look back they are a lot alike in how they are created or born sometimes, and how they act.
Small idea for overall clean up, could we just use folders?
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