This thread is to discuss about Kishi's use of the Japanese mythology in his manga.
It might even be used to "predict" some stuff up!
Let me start by saying this :
The Tailed Beast story isn't a real mythology!
It was proven to be fake and entirely created by a fan.
So, let's not discuss this here, please!
I'll start with the easiest ones :
Izanagi and his children.
Izanagi is the God creator of Japan and he gave life to three gods...
- Amaterasu : From his left eye
- Tsukiyomi : From his right eye
- Susanoo : From his nose
We can all see how it's shown in the manga (Right eye to use Tsukiyomi, left eye to use Amaterasu, and Susanoo has a big nose )
Now, there's more to it.
Susanoo was wielding a sword named Totsuka (just like the legendary sealing sword), and in the mythology, he used it to killed Yamato no Orochi, the 8 headed snake...
Just like Itachi killed Orochimaru with the sword!
The imperial regalia :
There are three things called the Three imperial regalia :
- A sword called Kusanagi (the same as Orochimaru)
- A mirror called Yata (the same as Susanoo)
- A jewel called Yasakani no Magatama...
So, since we saw the two first, I'm pretty sure we'll see the third...
Now, I made some research and found out what this jewel looks like...
And here's a picture of the Yasakani no Magatama :
Does it remind you of something?
This, maybe :
So, I think that somehow, this will come back into being important...
The galliant Jiraiya
Probably everyone knows it already, but the whole Jiraiya-Tsunade-Orochimaru thing was taken from a japanese tale named "The Galliant Jiraiya".
There are some differences (for one, in the original story, Orochimaru was Jiraiya's student), but their name and their alliance with different type of animal (Frogs, Slugs and Snakes) is from this tale, if I recall right.
Unfortunately, the tale was never completed, but I think Kishi did a good job at finding a proper ending...
Though, I guess that in the original story, Jiraiya would have eventually killed Orochimaru and ended up with Tsunade
So, here it is...
There's probably a lot more references to mythology or japanese tales...
I also saw a huge detailing of the Izanagi family and it was showing that almost all of the Uchiha names were taken from there...
If someone could find that, it would be really great!
I think it was in a SasuSaku thread, because if I recall, there was a girl called Sakura that was marrying with a man, that could be Sasuke, or something like that.
It was rather interesting, and I was wondering if it was legit or not...