Tag Archives: mythology

Morning Myth – Ningyo

Most of you probably know today’s Morning Myth as the mermaid.

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Morning Myth – Kitsune

Today’s Morning Myth is one that often shows up in anime and is usually portrayed as a beautiful girl.

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Morning Myth – Tanuki

If you’ve ever played Super Mario Bros. 3, then you’ll be somewhat familiar with today’s Morning Myth.

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Morning Myth – Jorogumo

This one gave me the shivers just reading about it. I absolutely disliked spiders.

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Morning Myth – Oni

While not the most attractive looking obakemono, oni are of the most scary.

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Morning Myth – Zashiki-Warashi

While potentially being really creepy, zashiki-warashi show that some obakemono are wanted.

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Morning Myth – Yuki-Onna

Today’s morning myth is all about yuki-onna. There are many references to yuki-onna in anime and popular culture.

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Morning Myth – Tengu

This morning’s myth is about the tengu and its history in Japanese culture.

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Morning Myth – Kappa


I talked about doing a similar series before so I’m going to follow up on that now that I have some time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this going on a regular basis or until I run out of obakemono. This series of posts will give information on different monsters in Japanese culture. Hopefully this will be able to spark someone’s interest in Japanese mythology. Anyways, today’s obakemono is the kappa.

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Japanese Mythology

For some reason, I’ve become interested in Japanese mythology; however, I really don’t know where to start.  I found a website which has a few different versions of ancient scriptures, so I’ll probably be looking through those.  Is anyone else interested in Japanese mythology?  Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can start or where I can look?