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Is there a case in Japanese mythology of an Oni (Big Ogre from a desolate place) willingly helping people or being a inhabitant of a village? If not why can they not integrate into human society? What forces them to live far from civilization?

TL;DR Japanese ogres - Why can't they just be like normal people?

  • changed the question a bit. – Nuloen The Seeker Mar 3 '18 at 13:06
  • Good XD Now, are you interested only in traditional mythology from Japan, or may we include modern stories; Just as a teaser just know that onis are some of the most malevolent creatures in Japanese stories, Shuten Douji as an example is remarkably nefast; That said relatively recent stories are fairly good to illustrate precisely your point; and better illustrate old stories anyway. – Gibet Mar 6 '18 at 20:32
  • OK, so Oni are evil? why? probably needs a new question. – Nuloen The Seeker Mar 6 '18 at 22:27
  • There was a myth that Benkei the monk was the result of either a demon or rape by a holy man. Benkei was called an Oniwaka (demon child). Given how famous he was as Yoshitsune's retainer, then might answer your question. – EvilJinious1 Apr 17 '19 at 19:33

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