Magic, Spirits, and Mysteries
Omin are small nature spirits that often shy away from folk, unless given offerings. Such offerings are sometimes put out at night by common folk who hope for the blessings of the omin. In addition to such blessings, which the omin may or may not give, the small spirits sometimes also leave simple gifts in return for folks’ offerings.
Some legends speak of mighty omin, of great serpents and mountain kings, but most accounts are of diminutive, timid creatures with a penchant for mischief.