gaki

Japanese - A malevolent spirit of the dead; A ghost. These beings creep into the bodies of mortals to take nourishment from the food ingested by their hosts since they have no digestive organs of their own. As a result, the gakis put on weight while their hosts become thinner. Occasionally known as gaki, Preta, Preta, Pret, Pali Peta, preta or preta.

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