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#AtoZChallenge: Kitsune

12 Apr

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. Β It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. Β πŸ™‚

 

The creature of the day is the Kitsune. It is the Japanese word for fox. The Kitsune is believed to be able to take the form of a human. Part of the lore portrays as highly intelligent, having a long life, and magical powers. Three types of Kitsune are zenko, yako, and ninko. The zenko is known to be benevolent and tied to the god Inari. The yako are known to be mischievous or malicious. The ninko is a fox spirit.

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Image credit Kitsune Wikipedia page

 
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Posted by on 04/12/2014 in blog hops

 

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12 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Kitsune

  1. djinnia

    04/12/2014 at 10:12 am

    yay! someone did kitsune! woo! i didn’t know that there were three different types. research time!!!

     
    • sjledge2

      04/12/2014 at 10:27 am

      I didn’t either until I started putting together this post. It’s been learning more about the creatures I’m writing about doing the challenge. I’m getting all kinds of ideas for new books involving some of them. πŸ™‚

       
  2. Sophie Duncan

    04/12/2014 at 10:12 am

    Now I’ve heard of kitsune thanks to Poltergeist The Legacy and lately my sis keeps going on about them in Teen Wolf πŸ™‚ I did not know there were different types, though. πŸ™‚
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

     
    • sjledge2

      04/12/2014 at 10:29 am

      Sounds like I have a few movies and tv shows to catch up on. They are interesting creatures. πŸ™‚

       
  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/12/2014 at 1:51 pm

    Saw a lot of those in designs and statues when I lived in Japan.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/12/2014 at 1:56 pm

      I bet that was cool to see in person. πŸ™‚

       
  4. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/14/2014 at 6:04 am

    I’m a fan of Teen Wolf and they have a kitsune character now and last season the baddie was the nogitsune. πŸ™‚
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X – AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

     
    • sjledge2

      04/14/2014 at 9:09 am

      Sounds like I might have to catch up on Teen Wolf. πŸ™‚

       
  5. timsbrannan

    04/14/2014 at 7:25 am

    I love Kitsune and used one in some of my writing as well. I love going Japanese folklore for all sorts of new and interesting creatures.


    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

     
    • sjledge2

      04/14/2014 at 9:10 am

      Japanese folklore is very interesting.

       
  6. Beverly (@Bevimus)

    04/18/2014 at 1:29 pm

    Ooo- a Japanese familiar, how nice! (My surname is Fox.)

     
  7. Shail Raghuvanshi

    04/23/2014 at 2:16 pm

    Nice post. My first year too at A to Z Blogging. All the very best to you.
    My take on the letter K.
    http://musenmotivation.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/k-for-kashi-ketchup/

     

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