While celestial soosh are born, supreme soosh are made. These sushi dogs and cats were once just like any other soosh, who gained their empowered form from The Great Soosh's blessing. The circumstances that brought them this blessing could be anything, but the reason they accept it is always the same--a strong desire to serve and protect their fellow soosh.
Supremes are tasked with assisting The Great Soosh in keeping Culario safe and watching over the sooshes who reside there. Most supremes are expected to stay within Culario to guard its many secrets, while others (known as "envoys") guide small sooshes between the human world and Culario. The supremes selected to be envoys carry vast knowledge of the human world, while those stationed within Culario know all of its many secrets.
Unlike celestials, who are usually more independent, supremes are loyal and devoted to The Great Soosh's will. These soosh would never deviate from the path set out for them, and vow to serve others with all their strength--which they have quite a lot of! Supreme soosh are much more powerful than normal sushi dogs, both physically and in magic ability. Rumor has it they're even more powerful than celestials, but supremes are far too invested in their work to bother proving it.
Celestial soosh are the only soosh not associated with foods. Instead, they exist to "balance" the universe using their divine power. Their individual spheres of influence are often with the stars themselves, or in even more abstract and mysterious forces within the universe, but overall celestials have a more indirect influence on soosh society than supremes.
Although celestials aren't quite as powerful as their creator, they are often regarded as deities in their own right, both by humans and other sushi dogs (and especially by themselves). Their heightened responsibilities and (often, fiercely) independent personalities usually mean that celestials tend to stick to themselves, rarely associating with "lesser" beings.
Among the most prestigious of celestials are the four seasons. These four celestials are highly important to all sushi dogs due to their direct involvement in the growth of food, and are highly involved in soosh society, mostly notably as the patron deities of all mythical soosh. In exchange for their service (either to the four seasons themselves, or to others), they bless worthy sooshes with a portion of their great wellspring of magic. Lesser celestials also have the ability to bless other beings and objects, but usually not to this degree.
Dracosoosh get their name and appearance from dragons, primarily those from European and east Asian folklore. These mythicals have been blessed by the winter celestial.
Like their namesake, Dracosoosh tends to be mysterious loners, living in near-complete isolation from the rest of soosh society. While many are more sociable, their deity's favor seems to be with those who carry themselves with a quiet dignity like his own (and they frequently share his penchant for collecting things, for some reason).
Dracosoosh is regarded with a certain status compared to other soosh (and even other mythicals!) by their peers and sometimes by themselves. As with dragons in human folklore, this reputation may be positive or negative depending on the individual and their upbringing, as well as with the individual Dracosoosh. Some think of them as benevolent and even godlike, while others think of them as terrifyingly cruel and greedy.
The Dracosoosh generally care little for what others think. The power they've inherited is their own, and they'll do what they will with it, whether it be a boon or bane to those around them.
Faesoosh get their name and appearance primarily from the faefolk of European folklore. These mythicals have been blessed by the spring celestial.
Faesoosh are unique from other mythicals in that they also come in two subtypes: unisoosh and pegasoosh. These subtypes were once thought of as separate "breeds," but (due to the overlap in their appearance and origins) are now considered to be variations of faesoosh. All faesoosh (regardless of subtype) can be recognized by their small, dainty features--even smaller than normal soosh!
Faesoosh tend to have a mixed reputation within soosh society. While as a whole, faesoosh are associated with happiness and good fortune, they also have a reputation for mischief. Their deity is well known as a prankster himself, and it seems that his favor tends to be with soosh that share his playful sense of humor.
Though many faesoosh turn their nose up at this childish behavior (particularly the unisoosh, who value gracefulness and purity), others revel in it, using their magic and wits to trick, deceive, and mislead gullible soosh for their amusement. These pranks are usually harmless however--faesoosh simply enjoy a good time.
Kitsoosh get their name and appearance from the kitsune of Japanese folklore. These mythicals have been blessed by the summer celestial.
These mythicals are often considered some of the most elegant, with long legs, bodies, necks, ears, and snouts compared to normal soosh. Legend has it that kitsoosh with a higher number of tails are wiser or more powerful, but it seems to be more of a source of pride than anything. Another source of pride are their unique bandanas which are quite unlike all other soosh, with just as much variety among even other kitsoosh!
Despite their extravagant appearance, most kitsoosh prefer staying out of the spotlight. These mythicals seem to have inherited their deity's insatiable wanderlust, never staying in the same place for too long, always searching for new experiences. Their aloof nature only adds to the allure for many soosh, but others instead find them to be vain, self-absorbed, and lazy.
Much like faesoosh, kitsoosh are also known to be talented tricksters when inclined, so be on your toes when encountering one! A kitsoosh's heightened power and quick wit can be a force to be reckoned with when used for mischief. Riddles in particular are a personal favorite of their deity, and it's rumored that one can earn her blessing by managing to stump her. That's just a rumor though, right?
Vampsoosh get their name and appearance primarily from the concept of werewolves in folklore, but they can also take on the traits of various monsters and demons from cultures around the world. These mythicals have been blessed by the autumn celestial.
Vampsoosh are by far the most misunderstood mythicals. They've often been rumored to feed off the magic of other soosh, leading to them mostly being ostracized by others. In truth, the ability to leech another soosh's magic is not unique to Vampsoosh (and certainly not permanent or fatal...usually). Despite this, many Vampsoosh have embraced their villainous reputation and enjoy scaring the fur off any soosh unlucky enough to cross their paths.
Possibly the most unique feature of the Vampsoosh are the gray swirls on their bandanas. For many soosh, this represents "corruption," signifying that Vampsoosh are "impure" and bolstering their reputation as monsters. The gray coloring was inherited from their deity's affinity towards the night and the gentle glow of moonlight. However, it is debatable whether this truly signifies a "tainting" of their souls. The night can bring many things, after all...