Hindu Mythology

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YAKSHIS

Hindu Nature Spirits

Nymph-like nature spirits

These are the female Yakshas, amorphous spirits of nature who inhabit trees, caves and other environmentally-friendly places.

A bit like the Greek Nymphs but with added shape-changing abilities.

Do not get too close — they are wild creatures and may bite.

Yakshis Facts and Figures

Name: Yakshis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 408

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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