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. Mar 3, 2018 at 13:06
  • OK, so Oni are evil? why? probably needs a new question. Mar 6, 2018 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. Apr 17, 2019 at 19:33


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