Yamata-no-Orochi

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Susanoo slaying the Yamata no Orochi, by Toyohara Chikanobu

Yamata no Orochi (八岐大蛇 (ヤマタノオロチ), "8-branched giant snake") or Orochi (大蛇), is a mythical Japanese dragon with eight heads and eight tails.[1][2]

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  1. 日本書紀 卷第一, 頭尾各有八岐
  2. 古事記 上卷并序, 身一有八頭八尾