(rok-SHAH-sa): Vedic term for Daemon. Vedic belief holds that rakshasas are evil, shape-shifting spirits who exist only to destroy. According to Vedic lore, rakshasas fear their ultimate dissolution when the Brahman eventually awakens and all things cease to exist, so they struggle to usurp reality, obliterate the Brahman, and (they hope) exist forever. As servants of the Brahman, the Sleeping Emperor Whose Dream Shapes the Universe, the Fighting Tigers of Veda are sworn enemies of the rakshasas, no matter what form they take or which rakshasa-lord (Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, or Tzeentch) they serve.
ogre-demons who use to eat humans. Their female, called Râkshasî, are dreadful. The Râkshasa chief is Kubera, who keeps the underground worlds. The Rakshasa are a part of Asura, or semi-gods
a demon, from ancient India, though I don't know what a Vetala is
a demon or evil spirit in Hindu mythology
a flesh-eating demon from India
(Sanskrit) A devil or spirit devoted to malice.
goblin, demon, evil spirit
It is a synonym for demons or demonic beings whose minds are unable to distinguish between right and wrong and is diverted towards conflicts and anger.
A rakshasa (Sanskrit: à¤°à¤¾à¥‘à¤•à¥à¤·à¤¸à¤ƒ, ; alternately, raksasa or rakshas) is a demon or unrighteous spirit in Hinduism. They were man-eaters or cannibals. The Aryans were always at war with the Rakshasas.
The term Rakshasa, originally referring to a demon in Hindu mythology, has been used in western literature and culture.
In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, a rakshasa is a type of evil outsider from the lawful evil parts of the Outer Planes, though the fact they have the Native subtype suggests that most live on the Material Plane. They are powerful sorcerers and, although they disdain physical fighting as ignoble, can be dangerous in close combat as well.