So, on to my questions: is this, in fact, the jist of the actual myth, or just a bastardization? If it is, or isn't the correct version, could someone point to where I might find the full story?
I've gone cross-eyed searching for any information, whether to confirm or deny the version I read, but so far I've only been able to find information on the Maneki-Neko, Romanian vampire cats, and Ragnarok Online fan sites. o.o
As always, many thanks in advance to those who can help.