The character for oni, ? (pinyin: gu?; Jyutping: gwai2) in Chinese also means a dead or ancestral spirit, and not necessarily an evil specter.
Similarly, what are female Oni called?
Beside this, is Oni Japanese or Chinese?
Oni, in Japanese folklore, a type of demonic creature often of giant size, great strength, and fearful appearance. They are generally considered to be foreign in origin, perhaps introduced into Japan from China along with Buddhism.
Are all Oni evil?
Oni are mostly known for their fierce and evil nature manifested in their propen- sity for murder and cannibalism. Notwithstanding their evil reputation, oni possess intriguingly complex aspects that cannot be brushed away simply as evil.