The Mangekyo Sharingan, probably one of the strongest eyes ever shown in anime, has a series of extremely powerful attacks. Like, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi,Susanoo, Izanami, Izanagi etc. While each of them is amazing in their own rights, what enthralled me more was the deep thoughts Kishimoto-san has put the names and the natures of the attacks. The connection between the names, their representation and the stories of Japanese mythology has left me spellbound. So, I want to share it with everyone.

 

THE POWERS OF SHARINGAN: ORIGIN OF THE NAMES

Mangekyo Sharingan sunanoo amatarasu

According to Japanese mythology, Amaterasu is the goddess of sun and universe(In the anime represented it as a strong fire technique).Tsukuyomi is the moon-god(In anime shown as the power to trap the enemies in gen-jutsu). Susanoo is the wild god of sea and storms(In anime represented as the huge powerful humanoid shield). They are the children of Izanagi(in the anime which is another power of Sharingan that can change destiny).

 WHO ARE IZANAGI AND IZANAMI?

Izanagi & Izanami
Izanagi and Izanami 
are the first pairs of gods according to Japanese myth. Izanami is the goddess of both creation and death and the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to the fire god kagu-tsuchi. In the anime, Izanagi was a jutsu to alter destiny. While Izanami was created to stop Izanagi by trapping the one in an infinite loop of events and making them submit to their destiny. Both Justus were shown as each other’s complement, used as a pair.

THE SWORD OF TOTSUKA

Sword of Totsouka

 Itachi’s Susanoo was the wielder of the sword of Totsuka, which is an eternal blade that can seal anyone that it pierces in a gen-jutsu for eternity. According to the myth, the sword of Totsuka was inherited by Susanoofrom his father, Izanagi. With this sword, Izanagi had killed his new born son kagu-tsuchi, the fire god, whose birth has burned his mother Izanami to death.

OROCHIMARU AND THE SWORD OF KUSANAGI:

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According to the myth after being exiled from heaven for his misconduct towards AmaterasuSusanoo killed Yamata no Orichi(The legendary Eight-Forked-Serpent) with his Sword of Tatsuka and obtained The Sword of Kusanagi. According to me, the charter Orochimaru was built with a reference from Yamato no Orichi, whom Sasuke Uchiha killed. In the anime, Sasuke was the wielder of the sword of Kusanagi throughout the shippuden series…

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