When you watched the movie all those years ago, were you wondering if there was more to maleficent than we were seeing?
maleficent is an iconic Disney villain and has her own fans because of her status as the bad guy.
Do that too reflexively (and for too long) and maleficent is what you end up with.
The basic arc goes something like this: maleficent is a fairy with wings.
What were your first impressions of maleficent when you first watched Sleeping Beauty?
Sometimes the stepfather takes the children without their mother, if she be maleficent.
That aspect of the sky which they now regard as disagreeable they then beheld as maleficent.
But Yama is not regarded as a maleficent being, like Tangaro.
So the Deity may be beneficent or maleficent, he cannot be moral or immoral.
But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being.