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Mt. Fuji´s Myths & Legends

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Gabriella Assouramou

on 10 December 2014

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Mt. Fuji´s Myths & Legends
What are myths and legends
Myths and legends are unreal beliefs, stories and tales used to express events with extraordinary people, fantasy and events. They are used by cultures to express ideas.
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Geography Facts about Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji is located in Honshu Island, which is near Fuji Yoshia, Japan.
Mt. Fuji is a composite Volcano
Mt. Fuji's last eruption was from December 16, 1707 to January 1, 1708.
According to the local people Mt. Fuji was created from a flat plain in 285 B.C.
There is another tradition that is result of an earthquake in 280 B.C.
Mt.Fuji in Japanese is Fuji-san
The first known ascent of Mount Fuji was by a monk in 663.
More Myth's and Legends
Another god is know as O-ana-mochi or "possessor of the great hole" ( crater )
The legend says a bamboo cutter found a baby inside the bamboo. This baby grew up to become a beautiful young girl. The emperor loved this girl, but it turns out that the girl was from the people that lived on the moon. She returned with her people. The emperor wrote love letters and burned them at the top of the volcano ( Mt. Fuji ) to communicate with the girl.
Myths and Legends of Mt. Fuji
Konohana-sakuya-hime was the goddess of Mt. Fuji, she lead a boy to a spring and with that water he cured all Japan from Small Poxes.
At the top was the gods temple while she sat there while her servants threw any pilgrams who weren't pure at heart.
Mt. Fuji is known as the temple of the Fire God
One of Fuji's goddess is known as Sengen, The goddess of Fuji.
The Last Myth and Legend
Its been known as the home of the fire god, also Shinto goddess of flowing tress and since Buddhist times the dwelling of Daihichi Nyorcn, was the Buddna of All- Illuminating Wisdom.
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