–kun, –san, –sama, –dono, –chan, –hime –me, –ue –heika -no-Mikoto Honorific suffixes added to the end of a person’s name.
–chan and –tan are personal endearments. –tan is considered a ‘cute’ way to say –chan, and is used mostly by young children): –kun (for close male friends):
–san (Mr. or Ms. This is considered the default honorific):
–sama and –dono (Master):
–me (a derogatory honorific, used when you refer to people, things, or concepts you're a) pissed at, b) deem despicable/inferior):
–ue (literally means "above" and is like –san):
–heika (used to address a queen).
-no-Mikoto (added to the end of a Kamigami or Kigen’s name to show great respect. Examples are ‘Izanami-no-Mikoto’, ‘Izanagi-no-Mikoto’, ‘Susanoo-no-Mikoto’, ‘Amaterasu-no-Mikoto’, etc.)
Lack of any honorific indicates a very close and intimate relationship with the other person or an insult if no honorific is added when speaking to a stranger.
Ayakashi Satsugai Killing Ayakashi. One of the three types of True Ayakashi. Hengen whose Makashi are Ayakashi Satsugai are only concerned with killing. Chimei Yoki Mortal vessel.
Daitengu The Daitengu are the most powerful Tengu of the clan, and live on a separate mountain to the rest of the clan. Hafu Japanese slang term for half-Japanese, half-foreign. Hanyou Half-human, half-Ayakashi beings. Typically, one parent is a human while the other is Ayakashi. There is a high probability of a Hanyou inheriting the powers of their Ayakashi parent, though there are cases where a Hanyou takes after their mortal half and develops no power.
Hisui no Mizu Jade water, used to break down the mental barriers present with human, Oni, and Hengen minds.
Hogo-sha no Ayakashi Guardian Ayakashi. One of the three types of True Ayakashi. Hengen whose Makashi are Hogo-sha no Ayakashi are the least overtly violent and prefer to protect rather than kill. They are no less dangerous than the other two.
Hyakkiyakou Night Parade of One Hundred Demons. The Hyakkiyakou are known to be very powerful armies of Ayakashi. It is very rare to find one because Kakusa Reta Mono ‘The hidden ones’, a sub-group of the Yori Chiisai. These are Lesser Ayakashi that avoid humans and prefer to keep to themselves by hiding in natural places, like in rivers, oceans, forests, and mountains. Kamigami The Lesser Gods. They are the gods humans have prayed to and worshipped for thousands of years.
Kami Nature spirits. Strong nature spirits may eventually attain status of Kamigami, but weak Kamigami.
Kaosu no Ayakashi Ayakashi of Chaos. One of the three types of True Ayakashi. Hengen whose Makashi are Kaosu no Ayakashi look for chaos, or try to cause it. They are the most dangerous of the three.
Kigen The Greater Gods. Makashi A very old, archaic term for a Hengen’s True Ayakashi. It is a forgotten word. Ningen Human. Onmyoji Humans who are born with powers of an Ayakashi. They are not Hanyou. Abilities and powers vary between each individual.
Saké Saké (written otherwise as ‘sake’) is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran.
Seishin no Shita Spirit tongue, the language which the Ayakashi speak. It differs greatly from any human language. Each clan have their own Seishin no Shita that others are not able to interpret or copy. The Yori Chiisai speak in a language that is a massive compilation of all Hengen Seishin no Shita.
Shikigami Spirits from the Spirit World, who can be evoked to possess animal and bird bodies to spy, steal, and track the enemies of the evoker.
Shinigami The Grim Reaper; a Death God. They are different from the Kamigami in that they operate solely in all matters dealing with death and concern themselves with nothing else.
Sojobo Title given to the king who rules all of the Tengu.
Spirit World The world where the Ayakashi and Kamigami originally dwelt in before they eventually drifted out through a fissure in the veil that separates this world from the Spirit World, a crack that opened up by the death of Izanami and Izanagi’s venture and hasty departure of Yomi-no-Kuni. Torimaku To surround/to circle/to enclose. A defence technique used by the Daitengu.
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