From The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols:
--Sometimes called "Fire Wheel"
--means "circle" or "turning"
--Shows two, three or four comma shapes making a spiral
--Emblematic of flames
--Belongs to Shinto and Buddhist faiths
--Used in Samurai heraldry
--Two flame tomoe looks like yin-yang and symbolizes the same concepts
--Three flame tomoe represents Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, the three foundations of Shinto philosophy
This sort of reminds me of Sasuke's Mangekyou Sharingan, but it might be stretching a little.
Last edited by Kusachu; February 13, 2010 at 01:14 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
okay, found it:
NOTE:can you see the Yasakani no magatama necklace Sasuke is wearing? it's the same the thing that Rikudou Sennin wore here:
Kishimoto originally intended to draw Sasuke with that necklace and ties, but thought it would be too difficult to draw that and left it out. will Sasuke obtain Rikudou Sennin's necklace, it's anybody's guess, but it isn't too farfetched considering that Pain made his own necklace and Sasuke is a descendant of Rikudou Sennin.
here's some discussion that went on
it is quite fitting that Sasuke marries Sakura, it's the choice between Immortality and Prosperity. that probably means Sasuke will not get the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, instead he will revive his clan by marrying and will die like everybody else. getting the EMS is contradictory to Sasuke's goal of reviving the clan, imagine the progenitor living for centuries long after his great grandchildren x 10^10 have died,
Last edited by kisame123; February 14, 2010 at 11:31 AM.
Well we all know it so hard to compose something unique,
like George Lukas created his "Star wars" after he watched a lot of anime in Japan about samurais fighting with swords and using special powers.
Kishi created manga from Japanese mythology. Unfortunately i am not so good at it that's why i would like to discuss it. I've read that there was a Hero who was summoning toads - that probably was a prototype of Jiraya. I am not sure was he a pervert or not.
For example, i was writing small paper about Amaterasu. When in manga i've read that Itachi used a jutsu and called it "Tsukuyomi", i thought ok but then where is Amaterasu? And then later there was a Jutsu called Amaterasu, then Susanoo, then Izanagi and so on. What i am saying is that maybe there are some more interesting Gods - and it will gives us keys to the next possible Jutsus? For example Tsukuyomi is shown in something like moonlight (white and black colors), Amaterasu is shown as flames that can't be putted out, and the same can be said about Sun as a planet.
Then there is a lot of symbolysm in manga, like if crystall crashes that means that Guren dies and so on. Maybe it all came from mythology?
So lets discuss whatever you mentioned in manga that has something to do with mythology or religion or other sources. Probably Japanese users can write some legends or fairy tails they heard about Bijuus, Jutsus and many other things.
I created a similar thread a few months ago, but it was deleted...
I don't have time to put pictures and everything, but I'll make a quick list of the various mythology used by Kishi :
1. Izanagi and his children
Note that another mythology was introduced when Orochimaru changed into the "Yamata no Orochi" and that Susanoo was the one defeating it.
Possible continuation : Introduction of Izanami (the mother).
2. The Imperial regalia of Japan
- Sword of Kusanagi
- Yata Mirror Shield
- Yakasani no magatama (necklage)
Possible continuation : The necklace was not formerly introduced, but it is believed that this is the necklace that Rikudou Sennin was wearing :
3. The tale of the Gallant Jiraiya
- Jiraiya and the frogs
- Tsunade and the slugs
- Orochimaru and the snakes
The story isn't quite the same, but the characters and their affinities with certains types of animal is from this tale.
4. The Kyubbi
Note that not "All" of the Bijuu are taken from mythology!
The thread about the "Japan tailed-beast" was fake, and thus no mythology exist about them, except the Kyubbi.
Note : The Kyubbi is known as a trickster and as a "shapeshifter", usually transforming into young girl.
- This might be the reason why Naruto learn sexy-no-jutsu so soon and is so good at henge jutsu.
- This is most likely also the reason why Naruto thought that Kushina might be the real form of the Kyubbi.
That's all I have for now.
Might come back later to add some information.
Last edited by THM Nindo; June 15, 2010 at 09:44 AM.
Oh it is very bad that they deleted your thread
Just wanna add what i found out.
Sarutahiko Okami - is a God with very very long nose. We've seen it so many times in manga, for example when they use Susanoo it appears, or there were a lot of statues in the temples.
Here is how it looks in myths:
And here is usefull information about him:
Last edited by Eprst; June 15, 2010 at 08:57 AM.
Other jutsus, like Kamui and Kirin are related to Japanese mythology.
Also all the Bijuus, and the Yamato no Orochi, Kusanagi from Orochimaru, and Totsuka..
Here is some information about Rinnegan:
What is interesting is that - this eye is about suffering (we all know about Pains past), and about the six realms(Pains six bodys). Thats what it says about Samsara in buddhism.
Damn Kishi composed so many things not neccesarily from Japanese myths but also from many other topics.
I guess this thread is very interesting, I wonder why the original ones didn't remain...I posted in at least two other mythology related threads...
Most of the elements were already told, but there is the character Sarutobi Sasuke in japanese lore, who was a talented ninja agile as a monkey, and very quick(reference to both characters Hiruzen and Sasuke)
But more mythology-like are the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist mythology, which can be applied to pein, but there is another element, a diagram-like presentation of these realms which is called the Wheel of Life(a.k.a Nagato himself)