天狗

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  • てんぐ tengu

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  • noun
    tengu, long-nosed goblin
    • idiomatic expression
      bragging, braggart

      Tengu 天狗

      The Japanese Goblin: Tengu 天狗

      What do you know about the Japanese mythological creature tengu?

      The Japanese Goblin or Tengu 👺 (literally “heaven dog”) is another kind of creature appearing in traditional Japanese folklore. It is a supernatural being usually depicted with a bird-like appearance (with fears and beak). Later on his form was humanized and what it was the beak became a really long human nose.

      They are supposed to be the ghosts of angry, vain or heretical priests, possessing people and talking trough their mouths.

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      • 4 strokes

        heavens, sky, imperial

      • 8 strokes

        puppy, dog