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Posts tagged ‘Rakshasas’


Monster Minute: Rakshasas

YakshaganaRakshasa in Real-World Mythology
The Rakshasa is a demon or evil spirit in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.  In the Hindu scripture, Ramayana, Rakshasas were created from Brahma’s (the hindu god of creation’s) foot.   Much of legends say that Rakshasas are the reincarnations of particularly cruel and wicked humans. These man-beasts are said to feed on human flesh and have venomous fingernails.  They are also known for their shape changing abilities and are cunning illusionists and sorcerers.