Japanese Mythology

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Japanese fabulous creature

A Japanese dragon who could cry jewels

Now and then even Godcheckers need a break from the Gods, but we do like a good dragon. This is one of the best. With a black body, stringy beard and green glowing eyes, Samebito was a fearsome monster indeed.

But when he confronted a hero called Totaro while crossing a long bridge, he was anything but fearsome. Instead of attacking as expected, the soppy dragon pleaded to be given a home because the Sea King had thrown him out. Totaro took pity and installed the creature in his own lake.

Soon after, our hero fell madly in love with a girl but could not afford the bride price of 10,000 precious stones. Instead of going out and finding a better-paid job, he began to pine away. The tender-hearted dragon wept in sympathy for his master. How he cried — the tears flowed like rain. No, shiner than rain — more like hail. They didn’t melt though. Mercy mercy — Samebito was weeping jewels! Guess how many?

We just hope he got invited to the wedding. The End.

Samebito Facts and Figures

Name: Samebito
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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