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Yamata no Orochi Jujutsu Kaisen: Who or what is this creature Sukuna spoke of?

 In the latest episode of Jujutsu Kaisen, Sukuna talks about Yamato no Orochi. But who is this character? We'll explain!

Each episode of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 is more incredible than the last. In the last episode, we were able to see the fight between Mahoraga and Sukuna, the creature's powers of adaptation, and the extension of the King of Plagues' territory.

During the fight, we discover the abilities of the two characters and Sukuna reveals an interesting fact "Exactly as I thought. It's similar to Yamata no Orochi. This second attack. Instead of positive energy like the first attack. The second was imbued with occult energy. But then, who or what is Yamata no Orochi in Jujutsu Kaisen, and what are his powers? We give you the answer.

Who or what is Yamata no Orochi, what are his powers and his importance in Jujutsu Kaisen?

The shikigami employed in Megumi's Ten Shadows technique have their origins in the ten sacred treasures of Shinto, with Mahoraga representing the imposing eight-handed sword. A connection is revealed during the fight against Mahoraga, where Sukuna reveals that his abilities are similar to those of Yamata no Orochi, shortened to Orochi. This similarity is explained by the fact that Mahoraga was once a component of Orochi, from which their partially matching abilities stem.

In short, Yamata no Orochi was probably one of the ten sacred summons of Megumi's shadow technique. She was surely eliminated by Sukuna when he was active in his time.

Who or what is Yamata no Orochi, what are his powers and his importance in Jujutsu Kaisen?

In Japanese mythology, Orochi, an eight-fold serpent with eight tails, was struck down by the god of storms, Susanoo, brother of Amaterasu. Within one of the queues, Susanoo discovered an eight-handed sword, which was then offered to his sister as a token of peace.

This story may help explain why the snake didn't merge with one of Megumi's summons. The nature of the Yamata no Orochi as a sword-wielding serpent suggests a possibility of fusion with Mahoraga, representing the eight-handed sword, to give rise to the true Orochi with eight heads and tails.

Discover Mahoraga's true powers

Furthermore, it seems that Mahoraga's ability to adapt to all phenomena cannot be fully expressed without the presence of the wheel. According to folklore, the sword grants its user the ability to manipulate the wind in the direction of its movement. During the fight against Sukuna, special attention is paid to the wind during Mahoraga's attacks, especially when he clashes his sword against Sukuna or propels him through several buildings.

Thus, the ability to adapt to phenomena could lie in Mahoraga's fusion with the serpent shikigami, explaining why the current abilities have similarities, but are not identical to Orochi's.