The Legend Of Tengu

In Japan, there are legends about a mysterious alien, which is being considered as the devil and the body is described as having half bird and half human. This creature is called by the name of Tengu. Remarkably, a Tengu mummies stored neatly in Aomori prefecture.

Museum of Hachinohe in Aomori, northern Japan, is home to a supposedly Tengu mummy was originally owned by Nambu Nobuyori, Nambu clan leader who ruled Hachinohe in the mid-18th century.

The mummy had a human head, but has hairy legs and wings like a bird. Tengu who has become a mummy is believed to come from the city of Nobeoka (Miyazaki prefecture) in southern Japan. Some theories say that the mummy was reached northern Japan after a passed to several family members of the ruling Japanese Samurai, until at last reached the Museum of Hachinohe in Aomori.

Tengu mythology originated from around the 6th century AD in line with the arrival of Buddhism to Japan from China. Tengu considered a goblin who lived in the woods and mountains. They called to have such supernatural powers can be transformed into the human or animal, can talk to people without opening his mouth and capable of moving from one place to another quickly use their wings.

Tengu word actually means "dog heaven". In Chinese mythology, this creature has its place with the name of Tien Kou (Tiangou) which means the sky dogs. This name is not in accordance with the description of Tengu. This creature has no way as a dog, but more like a bird.

Book Nihon Shoki, an ancient record of the first considered calling Tengu, written in 720 AD, mentions that in that century a meteor across the skies of Japan and the meteor was called by a Buddhist monk as a Dog Heaven (Tengu). But how Tengu evolved from a meteor flying creatures are not known with certainty.

Tengu Mummy

In general, Tengu has two physical forms. The first is called Karasu tengu who has a head and beak like a bird. The second was a Konoha tengu who has a form like men but have wings and a long nose (sometimes called Yamabushi tengu)

Tengu's long nose like a well known today is the portrayal of people in the Middle Ages. In the story Yotsuya Kaidan-sh?, Mite described could run on air, and as a ghost-shaped kite that makes people possessed. The portrayal is expected to take the model from Temma ghost in the Buddhist concept that described the human body and has a pair of wings.

Mite early models may change in the first half of the Muromachi era. In a collection of folklore Otogiz? Shi is a story no Dairi Tengu (Tengu Palace) is the main character named Kurama Tengu. In addition, Ushiwakamaru reportedly received art lessons in the sword of Tengu Tale Heike Kurama.Dalam Temple, mite be described as "like a human but not human, like a bird but not a bird, a dog but does not like dogs, arms and legs like a human hand and foot, face like a dog, has wings on either side, and can fly. "

According to Legend, as a boy, a legendary Japanese perajurit named Minamoto no Yoshitsune who lived in the year 1159-1189 had practiced swordsmanship with Soujoubou Tengu king of the mountain near the northern Kuramadera Kyoto.

There is no information and more information about the mummies on display at the museum Hachinohe. Is it really pure evil, Cryptozoology creature or a fake art from centuries ago. Some researchers believe that the mummy is a man-made works of art, but there is no certain evidence provided to support the theory.

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