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" The old man answered, saying : " I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi has come every year and devoured one, and it is now its time to come, wherefore we weep. "
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan - Page 295
by Lafcadio Hearn - 1894 - 699 pages
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Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 10

Asia - 1883
..."I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the " eight-forked serpent of Koshi10 has came every year and devoured " [one], and it is now its...[The old man] answered, saying : " Its eyes are like akakayachi '," it has one body with eight "fcheads and eight tails. Moreover on its body grows moss,...
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Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan

Japan - 1881
..."I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the " eight-forked serpent of Koshi10 has came every year and devoured " [one], and it is now its time to come/wherefore we weep." Then he asked him: "What is its form like?" [The old man] answered, saying:...
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The Language, Mythology, and Geographical Nomenclature of Japan Viewed in ...

Basil Hall Chamberlain, John Batchelor - Ainu - 1887 - 174 pages
...upon its banks. " What is the cause of your crying?" said Susanoo. The old man answered, saying: "Ihad originally eight young daughters. But the eight-forked...year and devoured one, and it is now its time to come and devour the last. That is why we weep." Then he asked him : " What is its form like?" The old man...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Japan

John Murray (Firm), Basil Hall Chamberlain, W. B. Mason - Japan - 1893 - 459 pages
...girls as daughters ; but an eight-forked serpent has come every jrear and devoured one, and now is its time to come, wherefore we weep.' Then he asked him, ' What is the serpent like ? ' The old man answered, saying, * Its eyes arc Uke the winter cherry. It has one...
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Progress, Volume 3

Business & Economics - 1897
...Tori-kami at the head-waters of the River Hi in the Land of Idzumo "I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi has...one body with eight heads and eight tails. Moreover on its body grows moss, and also cham£ecyparis and crvptomerias. Its length extends over eight vallevs...
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Astralmythen der Hebraeer, Babylonier und Aegypter: Teil. Esau

Eduard Stucken - Jewish mythology - 1901 - 657 pages
...is the cause of your crying?' [The old man] answered, saying: 'I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi has...man] answered, saying: 'Its eyes are like akakagachi (winter-cherry), it has one body with eight heads and eight tails. Moreover on its body grows moss,...
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Astralmythen der Hebraeer, Babylonier und Aegypter: Teil. Esau

Eduard Stucken - Jewish mythology - 1901 - 657 pages
...the cause of your crying?' [The old man] answered, saying: 'I had originally eight young girls äs daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi has...wherefore we weep.' Then he asked him: 'What is its form likef [The old man] answered, saying: 'Its eyes are like akakagachi (winter-cherry), it has one body...
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Astralmythen der Hebraeer, Babylonier und Aegypter: Teil. Esau

Eduard Stucken - Jewish mythology - 1901 - 657 pages
...the cause of your crying?' [The old man] answered, saying: 'I had originally eight young girls äs daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi has...[one], and it is now its time to come, wherefore we weep.1 Then he asked him: 'What is its form like?' [The old man] answered, saying: 'Its eyes are like...
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Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 10

Asia - 1906
...is the cause of your crying?" [The old [man answered, saying: "I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi'"...Its eyes are like akakagachi" it has one body with tight heads and eight tails. Moreover on its body grows moss, and also chamrecyparis'2 and cryptomerias....
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Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 10

Asia - 1906
...answered, saying: "I had originally eight young girls as daughters. But the eight-forked serpent of Koshi10 has come every year and devoured [one], and it is...one body with eight heads and eight tails. Moreover on its body grows moss, and also chamrecyparis12 and cryptomerias. Its length extends over eight valleys...
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