Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sacred White Snake


White snakes are considered sacred in Japan, and are mostly associated with Benzaiten. I posted before on some white snakes found at Iwakuni.


This one however was on Okinawa at the sacred "power spot" Dai Sekirinzan at the far north of the main island.


Though now part of Japan, Okinawa did not share the ancient myths and gods of Japan, having their own traditions that are more connected to Chinese myths and legends than Japan.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails