WHAT’s BEHIND A NINJA’s MASK.?…HEAVEN, OF COURSE.!

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DREAMNINJA                 ALERT…

aka THE  NINJA  of  HEAVEN…

or HEAVENS ABOVE…THERE NINJA BE.

Beyond what is known of the NINJA’s recent history lies the enigma of a LEGEND.

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  The history of the NINJA begins    with a race of unknown WARRIORS.

The history of the NINJA begins with the LEGEND OF THE TENGU.

 

TENGU (tiangou CH.) as noted in Wikipedia have been mentioned in the literature as far back as the 8th century. Weapon Training Scrolls such as the DENSHO “Saburi ryu Sojutsu”  prominently display   TENGU training/teaching with the NINJA.

SOJUTSU=SPEAR TECH. OF THE TENGU.

SOJUTSU=SPEAR TECH. OF THE TENGU.

The other main source of our TENGU knowledge are the classic JAPANESE Woodblock Prints- Known as“UKIYOE”. They portray scenes, many martial in character with superb detail and stunning realism. Artists such as Kuniyoshi   Utagawa(1797-1861) and  Yoshitoshi Tsukioka(1839-1892) produced many such scenes which feature the TENGU:

e.g. The training of Minamoto Yoshitsune, the renowned Samurai General of Kurama Temple/Mt. north of Kyoto, by the Great TENGU  SOJOBO; Yoshitsune’s famous duel with the Warrior-Monk Benkei on Gojo Bridge; the meeting of Master Swordsman Kobayakawa Takakage with the TENGU of  Mt. Hiko on the Island of Kyushu; and the training of Martial Arts Master Tsukahara Bokuden by the TENGU SwordMaster  HINAMARU ENKAI of Mt.Haguro.

(UKIYOE examples below-via ukiyo-e print search).

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Kobayamawa Takakage debating with the Tengu of Mount Hiko, from - Hara Shobō

KOBAYAMAWA TAKAKAGE DEBATING THE TENGU OF MT. HIKO.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi: Ushiwaka (Yoshitsune) and Goblins (Tengu) Attack Benkei on Gojö Bridge - Honolulu Museum of Art

UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (YOSHITSUNE) AND TENGU ATTACK BENKEI.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts from the Tengu King - The Art of Japan

YOSHITSUNE STUDYING MARTIAL ARTS WITH THE TENGU KING.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Ushiwaka Maru (Yoshitsune) learns the martial arts from Sojobo, king of the Tengu - The Art of Japan

USHIWAKA MARU STUDYING MARTIAL ARTS WITH TENGU SOJOBO.

Overtly SHAMANISTIC in appearance, portrayed with wings,  bird like features beak/nose etc yet human in form. They inhabited the  outback mountainous regions of ancient JAPANkeeping them safe/inaccessible from/to the SAMURAI standing armies of the time. Often referred to as  ” the mountain guardians/demon/priest/ghost” etc. Highly skilled in BUDO (the arts of WAR) and various other LIFE skills. Prominent Trees in these regions were often named as “Tengu no Tomarigi”= trees of TENGU SPIRIT and were NEVER to be cut down. The regions they lived in were known as “Tengudo”

Yanagawa Shigenobu: Shanao (Yoshitsune) and the Tengu King - Museum of Fine ArtsUtagawa Kuniyoshi: - Richard KrumlToyohara Kunichika: Ushiwaka (Minamoto Yoshitsune) Battling Tengu (Mitate setsu-getsu-ka no uchi kurama zuki), Meiji period, dated 1883 - Harvard Art MuseumUtagawa Kuniyoshi: Minamoto no Ushiwaka-maru Sojo-bo no shitagau bujutsu wo - British Museum

Characterised in LEGEND as ” playfully mischievous ” sometimes benevolent, sometimes not: much of the unexplainable was attributed to their actions( even now JAP. mothers use the TENGU as a “bogey man” for wayward children). With wings and windswept hair; flight, teleportation, shamanic capabilities, novel physical and mental skills all adding to the LEGEND passed down to the student of the NINJA.

Moving on to the Origins of the TENGU one is led THRU the olden lands of China, Tibet, India, SE Asia and the like though none seemed to claim a HOME for  them. So from “where” do they come…and “who” are they..?

With no real clues-all i could think of; is, ” what’s in a NAME..? ”     …and soon/sure  enough- I was knocking on  HEAVEN’s DOOR.

Checking the dictionary entries…TWICE…i found that:

Totoya Hokkei: Number 2, Yamamba Watching Her Son Kintaro Shake Tengu from a Teee], left panel of a diptych Spring in the Mountains (Haru no yamamata) - Legion of Honor

TEN= the HEAVENS & GU= a CREATUREso a TENGU IS A…WINGED WARRIOR CREATURE FROM HEAVEN…

…akin to an Arch-ANGEL  perhaps..?    OR SHOULD THAT BE…FALLEN ANGEL?

 

The LEGEND of the Fallen Angels is quite well known in many places worldwide. Though often given differing names these Angels are consistently mentioned in several major ReligionsFallen Angels/Djinn/Genies/Watchers/Angwusi/Neter/Igigi/Rebel Angels/Guayota/Garuda/Al-jann/Grigori/Nefilim/Kachina and so forth. Mentioned in such as THE KUTHA TABLETS,THE BOOK OF GIANTS and THE BOOK OF ENOCH.

The threads of this Race and its civilisation cover much of our EARTH according to Religious and other records. Their dispersal around the Globe appears explained by large scale cataclysms. Though there was much destruction and lossTsukioka Yoshitoshi: Kokoku Niju-shi Ko - Spirit of Tengu - Artelino of life-the records state that a number of safe havens were reached &  established.                                                                       Unknown: Magicians Party - Artelino         The  Kutha Tablets “LEGEND OF CREATION”  originally recorded in the Chaldean/Babylonian city of Kutha at the Temple of Sitlam in the Sanctuary of the GOD NERGAL tell of a Race of Warrior Demons; of –

” Men with the bodies of birds of the desert, human beings with the faces of ravens, these the GREAT GODS CREATED, and in the EARTH the GODS created for them a dwelling. TIAMAT gave unto them strength, their life, the MISTRESS OF THE GODS raised. In the midst of the EARTH they grew up and became GREAT and increased their number.

Seven KINGS, brothers of the same family, six thousand were there people “. (underlines added)

Katsukawa Shun'ei: Marshal Arts Practice - ArtelinoTengu: Hojo Takatoki Tormented - Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

 

 

 

In addition to the previous DreamNINJA intel/info i also note:

HUMANS are NOT THE ONLY RACE CREATED BY THE GODS.

–These Heavenly Creatures grew up “in the midst of the Earth“…                = INNER EARTH..? whilst THE BOOK OF ENOCH tells THIS:

 

“…SAMYAZA was their Leader. There were prefects of over 200 AngelsAZAZYEL  taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates…fabrication of mirrors…of bracelets and ornaments…  use of paint…beautifying the eye-brows…use of stones of every valuable and select kind…all sorts of dyes…has taught…upon EARTH and has disclosed to the world

Horimasa: diptych print - British MuseumTengu: Hojo Takatoki Tormented - Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

ALL THE SECRET THINGS WHICH ARE DONE IN THE HEAVENS…“.

IN SUMMARY: the NINJA’s ORIGINAL MASTER INSTRUCTORS APPEAR ONE AND THE SAME AS THE GODS REBEL FALLEN ANGELS…and AZAZYEL IS A LEGEND…so

Keep in MIND that everytime YOU SEE BEHIND A NINJA’s MASK-

YOU’re  LOOKING AT A LIL’ SLICE OF HEAVEN.        

                                        Njoy.Simple.

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2 thoughts on “WHAT’s BEHIND A NINJA’s MASK.?…HEAVEN, OF COURSE.!

    • hi and hope you well.
      thanks for visiting idreamofninja and
      the comment.
      appreciate the sentiment.
      please feel free to revisit for regular
      intel reports updates and ongoing posts.
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      til next dreamninja shiro

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