Adventure, Ancient Legends, Benkei the Giant, Creative Writing, Friendship and Inspiration, Gojo-ohashi Bridge, Japanese Swords, Robin Hood, Saito Musashibo Benkei, Tengu, The Warfan, Yoshitsune Minamoto
Within Our World Legends from those of Ancient Japan,..
there is much Martial. Arts as well.
The then Japanese Culture and Society oft encouraged a Martial Life-style and ’twas Geo-Politically important as well. Japan’s His- and Herstory tell of turbulent Times, Wars, Invasions, Expansions and so forth as it struggled towards Unity and then…
to keep that together… too.
This Tale retold herein resonated somewhat with me…
i, Shiro that is.
Due, in part to the partly Anglo-Saxon Heritage bits of me.
From that side i learnt Our World Legends of Robin Hood.
If You know of this also. Also
Within those epic Tales is an Incident of the Meeting of Robin H.
and the Giant-sized Man.
With the small Title… Lil’ John.
and enduring Human Themes relate facets of the…
Firstly,.. there’s… FEAR………
as you hear that gruff and deep, deep and growl-like…
Get Off My Bridge.
Give Me Your Sword.
That Echo simply of loudness. For.
A Giant Tale…
… is about… to be
re-Told. Herein. Indeed. As well.
Thus and so. So
i, Shiro do
Please meet… Yoshitsune…
…is WHAT SHOULD have been said. ‘Twas not…
Not at All.
In any. Ways.
So Our World Legends…
do so and say. Herein.
Benkei the Giant as well. As well
he Boomed Gruff. Therein. Then. At One.
So and Smaller than he. He as in,..
In size that is indeed. In deed that is. Also. For
(…Saito Musashibō Benkei… 武蔵坊弁慶, app.1155 – Jun 15, 1189.)
Giant Benkei was on a mission. Not… from God. Not He. He
a Warrior Monk and All then, that,..
that entailed. Therein.
Though under Temple Vows…
no longer. At All. Thereof.
Focus and intent therein and thereof.
A Giant of a man. Literally. Physically. Totally
and so on. On for years.
Maturing… for several Years. That is.
Large and heavily muscled also from years of Weapons and related Training. Real
Life events related as well. Martial… mostly that is. Is also…
his Vow. To Himself…to consider.
And any Others in hearing shot of his deep challenging tones.
A Mountain of a Man… who oft…
lived far from them. Mountains that is. Therein…
and thereof it seems, were not his scene. It seems.
Unable to challenge the Gods…’cos he couldn’t find any.
He… first challenged Himself… won that Duel apparently.
Then Lotsa. Others as well. 1,000
1,000 Swords… He Vowed to
Con fiscateCollect. Whether the current Owners objected.
Objected Or Not. Not that he needed that many. Many
less He preferred,..
as many Samurai did-then.
Just One. One Thing,.. Thus and just. One thing more… was on and in…
his Mind. Benkei’s that is. Whistling helped. Whilst he waited…
for that One Thing. More.
Which was… 999 Things actually indeed,.. in deed
and in fact also.
can be bridged.?.
Benkei the GIANT whistled as he worked. Well,..
not working really. Walking. Giant steps… per se.
Walking. Along and back.
The Bridge. His Bridge that is. That is…
he called it so anyways. Anyways the nomen GOJO Bridge was ways…
too small and plain for his grandiose…
Plan for… greatness… in his Own Way that is.
He had just One to go. One more…
999 were already marked… gone and done.
999… so and thus,..1… to go.
Just… One Thing. More.
For one thing,..
Benkei’s Decade+Years of intense Training in the
Samurai Martial Arts was going great guns. Thus and so Swords
had accrued at a consistent and persistent pace. Pausing
to pace this Bridge he stared.
Someone… something… was approaching. Thus and so. His voice thus and so.
Boomed Gruff as if in reflex and done 1,000 Times before. Well,..
Anyways. Thus far. Far off this stranger still was. Was…
still approaching… too. Too small… thus and so it seemed.
No real Challenge therein it seemed. Surely.?.
Did they even have…
a Sword.?. Thus and so he say. To Himself.
At first that is.
I Benkei the GIANT ask for just
One. More. Sword.
Trained by… Tengu.?.
Was Giant Benkei’s first and immature rising thoughts. So…
literally correct… even p.c. esp. for those Times and Places.
Correct and right. Left-field bound though
and so thus and so ,..
wrong in so many. So Legendary Ways. Our World Legends
do so and say. Herein.
For this diminutive figure soon grew. Close. Lil’ larger also. Only
a lil’ though. Though and well.
A figure prepped for War.
Whilst young. Still.
A figure whose Body was a Weapon as well. As well
a figure,.. who had been trained to Defend… rightly
DogsSoldiers of War. Therein. Japan…
Ancient… and also,..
For 6 Years it seems. In deed indeed.
6 Years. Ninja Trained. That is.
‘Tis Not the Size OF the Dog in a Fight that Matters;..
’tis the Size of the Fight IN Each.
Of the Dogs of War.
(…Minamoto no Yoshitsune… 源 義経, 1159 – June 15, 1189.)
Yoshitsune grunted. The War-Fan + co.
gave vent to the Fury of a Man-Giant. Vented
it off. Off The Bridge. Aways
as well. As well
as Brushing it aside. Balance restored. Done
flapping. Yoshi. Won. Simply. Divinely too. To
and for Benkei.
Benkei… No Sword for. Therein. Still had 999
but. Did not. Win. That is. That One. Just
done then. In Yore. Of as well.
(…As well;.. That is a Giant Friend and fan. Of Yoshi. Became He. He
and Friendship lasted. Lasted well. Till parted. Death
was at least and last due for that. Parting. Then that is. Which was yet later.
After this. Herein.
They parted the same deathly days. Btw… Fighting still. Others though. Then…)
Now a very young Child of the Heiji Rebellion
in which Yoshitsune’s Father and Two Elder Brothers gave their All. All
Family Members of his and this Family. Those still living that is.
Were then Exiled and Escaped therein and thereof.
Soon thereafter. Rebelling that is. Mountains beckoned.
Yoshitsune was just only 9. Then. Then
and for the next 6 years
Weapons + co. rarely left his Hands. Hands, Body and Mind
toughened also. A Lot. Hard Works and
Training. Therein. Thereof. In deed. Indeed
this sorry state of this Family’s State of Affairs
had more than a Personal Safety and bright side. To it. Sharp though
double-edged as well. As well,..
who now studied Combat with Yoshi for those and these
last 6 years.
The Rebel Angels.
Tengu nomen Ancient Japan therein. Ancient
Japanese Martial Mentors
and Training Partners. As well.
Of Ninja, Kunoichi. Shinobi All. Samurai, Priests,..
Wandering Men and Women. Old or young.
Young Yoshitsune,.. too. To
the Mountains this Fam. had fled.
Their Home for some 6 Years. Now.
Where still now,.. which was…
A Race of Legendary Warriors did still so and Live…
and die as well. As well some of them anyways,..
indeed. In deed too,.. did they teach new and unique
Ways to defend Oneself and Others also.
New Methods of Self-Defence.
Benkei the Giant soon enough was cut down to size.
1000 Swords were not attained. One short. One short
smaller and lesser experienced Yoshitsune,..
He of Training Tengu. Soon.
Soonish did and so,.. prevailed. Against
Giant Benkei odds. 999/1. Prevailed
actually that is. Now. Back then.
Using Unique Weapons and Approaches The Tengu
taught Self-Defense against many of the Ways
Martial then prevailing.
The Legacy of the Ninja and Kunoichi is that of theirs.
The Rebel Angels are an enigmatic Race…
World-wide. Recorded in many of Our World Legends.
A Mutant Type Race of… Giants and Gods. Their nomen
within the Legends that is.
The Olden Kutha Tablets have a “ LEGEND OF CREATION ”
which was originally recorded in that Chaldean/Babylonian
city of Kutha within the Temple of Sitlam of the
Sanctuary for the God Nergal:
which does so and tell of a Race of Warrior Demons; of –
“…Men with the bodies of birds of the desert, human beings with the faces of ravens,
these the great gods created, and in the earth the gods created for them a dwelling.
Tiamat gave unto them strength, their life, the mistress of the gods raised.
In the midst of the earth they grew up and became great and increased their number.
Seven kings, brothers of the same family, six thousand were there people…”
Origin details are surprisingly… sparse. An eerie similarity
known of is that;..
of Dinosaurs and Pterodactyls.
Of Giants and Mutant Bird-Men… too.?.
Of Giant and Legendary Creatures.?.
Cause and effect thereof. Therein
Does this Race… presumably now extinct.?.
Account for much we find a Mystery now.?.
Huge Monuments and Structures.
Unknown Builders in the main. Ancient Tech.
Their Graves are known. In Our World. Legends
do so and say. Too. To Their Home as well. As well
told now. Herein. Above. Below.
Our World Legends. Be One.
Walk Lightly in All Ways. Giant steps
Yield Truth as Your Weapon.
Defend Greatly against All odds.
Be One… to Step Up, when the need.
Live Your Dreams…
as well. As well
you can. In deed.