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Principal Origen Citas y Datos Curiosos Galería

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Susanoo matando a Yamata no Orochi, por Toyohara Chikanobu, 1870.

Yamata no Orochi, traducido como serpiente de ocho espinas, es un legendario dragón de ocho cabezas y ocho colas que fue asesinado por Susanoo, el dios Shinto de la tormenta. Las leyendas de Yamata no Orochi son grabadas oroginalmente en dos textos antiguos sobre mitología e historia japonesa. The ca. 680 AD Kojiki transcribes this dragon name as 八岐遠呂智 and ca. 720 AD Nihongi writes it as 八岐大蛇. In both versions of the Orochi myth, Susanoo or Susa-no-Ō is expelled from Heaven for tricking his sister Amaterasu the sun-goddess. After expulsion from Heaven, Susanoo encounters two "Earthly Deities" near the head of the Hi River, now called the Hii River, in Izumo Province. They are weeping because they were forced to give the Orochi one of their daughters every year for seven years, and now they must sacrifice their eighth, Kushi-inada-hime.

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