Tengu (天狗) (or heavenly dog) is a supernatural creature in Japanese folklore and type of god in Shinto religion. Pictured as a large bird with a human-like head and long claws. Tangu have the ability to fly, great physical strength, magical powers, and secret martial arts skills. In Japan Tengu are said to protect the forests and mountains they live in. In Chinese mythology Tengu (Tiangou) was like a comet or meteor, accompanied by the sound of thunder, and considered an omen of war.
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