Creative

Tengu

Wiki info

How the tengu was transformed from a dog-meteor into a bird-man is not clear. Some Japanese scholars have supported the theory that the tengu's image derives from that of the Hindu eagle deity Garuda, who was pluralized in Buddhist scripture as one of the major races of non-human beings. Like the tengu, the garuda are often portrayed in a human-like form with wings and a bird's beak. The name tengu seems to be written in place of that of the garuda in a Japanese sutra called the Emmyō Jizō-kyō (延命地蔵経), but this was likely written in the Edo period, long after the tengu's image was established. At least one early story in the Konjaku Monogatari describes a tengu carrying off a dragon, which is reminiscent of the garuda's feud with the nāga serpents. In other respects, however, the tengu's original behavior differs markedly from that of the garuda, which is generally friendly towards Buddhism. De Visser has speculated that the tengu may be descended from an ancient Shinto bird-demon which was syncretized with both the garuda and the tiāngoǔ when Buddhism arrived in Japan. However, he found little evidence to support this idea.

Tengu by Risacha...Tengu

image source

Tengu by Risachantag on DeviantArt

Custom Mask - Te...Tengu

image source

Custom Mask - Tengu

Shikami-Oni-Teng...Tengu

image source

Shikami-Oni-Tengu-Mask

Karasu-Tengu  Tengu

image source

Karasu-Tengu

Don t Remember T...Tengu

image source

Don t Remember That Move Tengu

Choose your own ...Tengu

image source

Choose your own classic Oni mask tattoo designs at Tattoo-Art com and

Gugure  Kokkuri-...Tengu

image source

Gugure Kokkuri-san - Gugure Kokkuri-san Photo 37842223 - Fanpop

Lady Shiva  as s...Tengu

image source

Lady Shiva as she appears on the cover of Birds of Prey vol 2 6

Ch  chinobake- J...Tengu

image source

Ch chinobake- Japanese folklore a flying paper lantern headed

Kreuzungstabelle...Tengu

image source

Kreuzungstabelle Zwerggarnelen - RENDO-SHRIMP-Shop

Perfume         ...Tengu

image source

Perfume Dream Fighter 12295940

The Monster Girl...Tengu

image source

The Monster Girl Encyclopedia