A massive Japanese boulder that holds a fearsome monster, according to legend, has shattered in half.
Not just now, boulder devil; we’ve already got plenty on our plates.
On March 5, Japan’s Sessho-seki rock was discovered split in half, which, if stories are to be believed, indicates a 1,000-year-old female monster is now on the loose. Perfect.
Sessho-seki is also known as the Killing Stone in Japanese mythology because it is said to be so powerful that everyone who comes into contact with it dies.
The stone is said to be the transformed dead body of a beautiful woman who was discovered to be a nine-tailed fox attempting to kill Emperor Konoe and claim the throne.
A warrior slew the woman/fox monster, and her body formed the Sessho-seki.
The stone was later exorcised by a Buddhist monk, according to folklore, however the stone was discovered to be split in half last weekend, most likely owing to natural weathering and age.
As you may expect, some folks are a little concerned about the situation.
The Sessho-seki, a famous rock in Nasu, Japan that was said to have imprisoned the evil nine-tailed fox demoness Tamamo-no-Mae, was found broken in half.— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) March 6, 2022
After nearly 1,000 years, the demon vixen is presumably once again on the loose. https://t.co/Fz3yRLy4qQ
“The Sessho-seki, a famous rock in Nasu, Japan that was said to have imprisoned the evil nine-tailed fox demoness Tamamo-no-Mae, was found broken in half,” one bloke posted on Twitter.
“After nearly 1,000 years, the demon vixen is presumably once again on the loose.”
“Tbh this version of end times sounds more interesting than the bulls**t we’ve actually been going through lately.” another Twitter user said. That’s a valid point.
“You know what?” said another. ” I, for one, welcome our new fluffy tailed doom.”
“Man, imagine of all mythologies and religion Japan was right all along,” another zealous doomsayer remarked.
” I’m unironically all for this and want to see where this goes cause I am tired of mundane life and want magical/supernatural stuff to happen.” I say, “Bring it on.”
Masaharu Sugawara, a member of a local volunteer group, said it was a “shame” that the stone had broken in two because it was a symbol of the area, but that nature had just taken its course.