Japanese Mythology

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MOMOTARO

Japanese Hero legendary mortal

Also known as Peach Boy

Midget Hero

Known as ‘The Little Peachling’ or ‘Small Renown Man’, he was born from a peach found floating down a stream by a childless couple.

This tiny foster tot grew up to be a real toughie of a Tom Thumb, and got together a gang of a dog, a pheasant and a monkey to rescue maidens from demons.

This included much biffing, blapping and belting and a good time was had by all — except the splatted demons.

Momotaro Facts and Figures

Name: Momotaro
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Peach Boy

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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