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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]

In popular culture[change | change source]

Yamata Amasung Keibu Keioiba (English: Yamata-no-Orochi and Keibu Keioiba) is a Meitei language play that interweaves the stories of the two legendary creatures, Yamata-no-Orochi of Japanese mythology and Keibu Keioiba of Meitei mythology (Manipuri mythology). In the play, the role of Yamata-no-Orochi was played by Maisnam Momocha.[3][4]

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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
  3. "YAMATA AMASUNG KEIBU KEIOIBA – 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2020".
  4. "Heisnam Tomba's Play: Yamata Amasung Keibu Keioiba". StageBuzz. 2020-02-16.