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Thunderbolt and Lightning, Very Very Frightening Me

One god I’ve been meaning to look at for a while is the Japanese Raijin, a thunder deity. It’s interesting that we tend to use the term “thunder god” (the literal meaning of the name Raijin) even though it’s the … Continue reading

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Jugem Jugem Jugem Paipo

I’ve mentioned before that the original Japanese name for the Super Mario enemy Lakitu was Jugem, but I didn’t realize the significance to it. Apparently it comes from a traditional Japanese folk tale, in which parents give their baby an … Continue reading

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