This Indian species is a fiendish imp, although their character is not very defined. Some refer to them as Punya-Janas which means "the good people" although occasionally they appear as evil imps. They are portrayed just as contrastingly in traditional folk tales. One story tells that the female - Yakshini devours late night travellers, whilst another she has a heavenly beauty.
Modern folklore depicts Yaksha as a funny and powerful sprite with the appearance of a dark cat wearing a white hat.