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Susanoo vs Yamata no Orochi


According to legend, Susanoo stumbled upon an elderly man and woman with their daughter, Kushinadahime.  Upon seeing the family crying, Susanoo asked what was wrong.  The family told Susanoo of Yamata no Orochi, an eight headed serpent who had demanded the eldery man and woman to hand over one of their daughters each year and now it was Kushinadahime's turn to be given to the serpent.  Susanoo had offered to take care of Yamata no Orochi in exchange for taking Kushinadahime with him in the form of a comb.  The family agreed and Susanoo tricked Yamata no Orochi into passing out and sleeping.  He then removed the heads before cutting Yamata no Orochi into smaller sections.  While cutting, Susanoo's sword, Totsuka-no-Tsurugi (Sword of Ten Hand-Breadths), chipped.  Looking inside, Susanoo found the sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (Grass-cutting Sword).

However, this is not how this story goes.  Instead, Susanoo decides to prove his power by battling Yamata no Orochi!

This set has several interesting features that I am sure will make it fun to play with.  I designed Yamata no Orochi with eight different heads and eight different tails.  I also designed it so the heads and tails can be removed from the main body and connected to form eight seperate serpentine dragons that you can use to surround Susanoo.  You can connect any of the heads with any of the tails.  You can also arrange the tails in any order on the back of Orochi.  I tried to do the same with the heads, but sadly I only managed to do so with seven of the heads.  The head that is pictured by itself must be placed in the center top to have the clearence needed for the other seven heads.  The reason for this is because the seven heads pictured together move left to right at the connection point with the main body while the head pictured by itself moves up and down.  You can open up the middle of Yamata no Orochi's back to reveal the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi.

The sword in Susanoo's hand is the Totsuka-no-Tsurugi.  The comb in his other hand is Kushinadahime.  Susanoo has powers ofer storms and the seas so I included a cloud platform with lightning.  Susanoo can either ride the platform into battle or you can clip it into one of his hands to make it appear he is sending a lightning storm at Orochi.

Their are two main reasons why I made this set.  The first is that I love mythology and wish help others become interested in it as well.  By making a set based off of mythology, someone might be interested and look it and others up.  The second reason I made this set is because of seeing lego sets with Greek Gods like Thor and Loki in them.  I figured if they were in a set, why not try to make a set featuring a different God (Kami in Susanoo's case) and they adventures they have went through.

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