been thinkin about supernatural/paranormal au
consider the following taxonomy system: sentient intelligent beings falling under the general classification of “pneuma” from an archaic greek term for life & essence (not usually human, and not always individuals, but singularly vesseled beings of superior intelligence and communication capacity? It’s the best definition I can come up with bc I’m trying not to use human as the default to the best of my ability. Plus it’s pretty broad; pneuma can be anything from humans to angels to naga to nymphs.) From pneuma there’s two subgroups, terrestrial (pneuma with only earthly/physically bound bodies, i.e., humans, werewolves, etc.) And celestial (pneuma with non-earthly/physical bound bodies. They almost always, however, have the capability to bind themselves to physical vessels; i.e., fallen stars who make human bodies for themselves, demons who possess human vessels, etc.) Celestial and terrestrial subgroups have their own set up subgroups, categorized by various factors: immortal vs immortal, magical vs mundane capabilities, biflora, hybrids, etc. etc.
and then of course characters are divied up into the different groups; theoretically the classification is broad enough to include any conceivable creature of myth and fiction, from celestial nymphs to reanimated corpses to fairies to fates to angels. Just, u know. Think on it.