Amanozako

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The amanozako as illustrated by Toriyama Sekien.

Amanozako (天逆毎, "heaven opposing everything", or 天狗神, "tengu deity") is a monstrous goddess mentioned in the Kujiki, an ancient Japanese text, which states that she originated when Susanoo let his own ferocious spirit build up inside him until he vomited her out. The Wakan Sansai Zue describes this deity as having a furious temper, a beastly head with a long nose, long ears, and great fangs so strong they can chew metal blades ragged, and to be capable of flying for a thousand ri.

Amanozako was illustrated by Toriyama Sekien in the third volume of his Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki.

References[edit]

Mizuki, Shigeru (2004). Mujara 4: Chūgoku, Shikoku-hen. Japan: Soft Garage. p. 7. ISBN 4-86133-016-5.