- East Asian (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
In Japanese legend this is a giant fish that was created with the world and supports the world on its back. When it moves it creates earthquakes. Two gods hold this fish down to prevent it from moving but from time to time it escapes slightly and its movement’s causes disaster to those above.
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