- East Asian (culture)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
A lightning spirit that changes its appearance from a cat to a badger to a weasel. It likes to strike at human navels. When a storm descends on a Japanese town people are advised to sleep on their fronts. Raiju also jumps from tree to tree striking it with its lightning paws.
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