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  • East Asian East Asian (culture)
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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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