What is the difference between a preternatural, supernatural, and metaphysical creature in myth and legend?
I’ve been reading about certain mythological creatures and some sources site them as either being metaphysical or preternatural and sometimes even both. I’ve looked up the definition of each word and still can’t decide what is it that allows for us to categorizes these creatures (e.g. fairies, vampires, and angels) as such. Anyone have any guesses?