Blade of Kusanagi

Blade of Kusanagi
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Amaterasu and the Blade of Kusanagi
ObtainedDefeat Ninetails

Blade of Kusanagi is a third tier Glaive. It is obtained after you defeat Ninetails on Oni Island. When used to attack it hits with spinning lunge type move.
It is green in colour and like all third tier weapons it is broken into separate pieces which seem to pulsate.

[edit] Weapons Entry

"Jade-edged Glaive obtained upon the defeat of Ninetails."

[edit] Origins

The Blade of Kusa is based off the "Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi" ("Grass-Cutting Sword"). The "Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi" is one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan as it is said to be the sword which Susano-o obtained after defeating the Orochi, finding it in its fourth head. Susano-o named it Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi and gave to Amaterasu as an apology.

The legend states that the sword then got passed down to Prince Yamato-Takeru, a descendant of the God Amaterasu. One day, during a hunting expedition, Yamato-Takeru became trapped in a field when his enemies set fire to the grass around him. As he tried to cut through the burning grass he realised that his sword had the power to control the winds and he used this to blow the fire back at his enemies, killing them. He then renamed it "Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi", the name it has today.

It is also the sword of which the Weapon set, Glaives, are based on.

[edit] Trivia

  • After the sword's charged attack, small blades of grass will float out from the sword, a reference to the legend it is based off.
  • It bears a slight resemblance to Fierce Deity Link's sword in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Last edited by on 23 October 2011 at 12:40
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