In Japan, the mythical “stone of death” cracked – the Japanese believe that the prophecy has begun to come true

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March 12, 2022, 09:08 | In the world

In Japan, a famous volcanic rock, known as the "stone of death", split in two.

The mythical "stone of death" cracked in Japan — the Japanese believe that the prophecy has begun to come true

In Japan, the famous volcanic rock, known as &# 34;stone of death". Folk tales connect her with an ancient evil fox-demon, informs Ukr.Media.

The first signs that the famous "stone of death" began to split into two parts, were noticed two years ago. Now this process is complete: the volcanic rock split into two approximately equal parts, giving rise to a lot of speculation on this topic.

The fact is that there are many legends associated with this place, and the most famous of them are quite ominous For example, one of the legends says that about 900 years ago, an evil demon was imprisoned in this stone. Legend describes him as a nine-tailed fox and says that the demon will be released after a thousand years and cause chaos.

Popular opinion also attributes the "stone of death" the mystical ability to kill anyone who touches it. Let us explain that the famous stone is a place of attraction for tourists from all over the world. It is located in the town of Nasu in the Totigi Mountains near Tokyo. There are hot springs around it.

Perhaps, the legend about the evil spirit was maintained so that tourists would not lose interest in the said springs. According to her, the spirit of Tamamo-no-Mae — a beautiful woman who turned into a nine-tailed fox — is enshrined in the mystical stone. This, in particular, is widely narrated in the folklore of the Edo period.

Legends about an evil spirit are very popular in Japan, and superstitious people may well believe that a "prophecy has come true" – they say, the stone split when the demon was released. By the way, there is an opinion that a woman named Tamamo-no-Mae could be a real historical character. Japanese mythology describes her as a possessed woman who participated in a secret plot to assassinate Emperor Toba, who ruled Japan from 1107 to 1123 AD.

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