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    Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

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    ome of you may already be familiar with the name Jiraiya, but today we are going to focus on the Japanese folktale, “The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant”.The tale itself has been told in a number of formats since it’s origin in 1806 with the novel, 『自来也説話』 (“The tale of Jiraiya”) appearing as kabuki theater plays, picture novels, shamisen plays, movies, video games and so on.



    Jiraiya (児雷也?, literally "Young Thunder"[1]), the title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語?, "The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya"), is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad. Originally also known as Ogata Shuma Hiroyuki. The heir of a powerful clan in Kyūshū of the same name, Jiraiya fell in love with Tsunade (綱手), a beautiful young maiden who masters snail magic. His arch-enemy was his one-time follower Yashagorō (夜叉五郎), later known as Orochimaru (大蛇丸), who mastered serpent magic (the kanji 大蛇 literally mean "giant snake" or "serpent").

    The tale in it’s barest form features an heir to a powerful clan that learns Toad magic and becomes a chivalrous robber (much like Robin Hood). He marries the beautiful maiden Tsunade who knows Slug magic. His arch-enemy is Orochimaru, a former comrade, who has mastered Snake magic. The two oppose each other in a war between clans and eventually Orochimaru and the opposing clan are defeated. Jiraiya is given a title in honor of his deeds and they live out their days peacefully
     
         

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    Re: Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

    nice read
     
         

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    Re: Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

    I enjoyed that.
     
         

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    Re: Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

    Love the fact that alot of Naruto is based off of Japanese Folklore and myths
     
         

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    Re: Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

    Best thread i've read for the past 45 minutes
     
         

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    Re: Stories from Myth: The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

    i really enjoy Japanese folktale and even more when they put them in anime
    have you talked about the tailed beasts yet?
     
         

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