Are Yakshinis succubi?


I think wikipedia is wrong in this case. Let me explain:

The closest archetype in Hinduism to the western concept of Succubus seems to be Apsaras or Water-Nymphs. Scriptures abound with examples of Apsaras distracting Rishis in their tapas by employing sexual tactics1. An example that springs to mind is Viswamitra-Menaka encounter.

1. Many a time they are sent by Gods such as Indra who fear the power/release mortals gain via Tapasya

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