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Emperor Chuai

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  • Other Names: Prince Tarashi Naka

Emperor Chûai was a legendary emperor, traditionally listed as the 14th ruler of Japan.

According to his legend, he was given divine orders to conquer Korea, but instead led his armies only as far as Kyushu. Angry, the kami that had given him the instructions struck him down, killing him. He was succeeded as monarch by his consort, Empress Jingû, who, according to the legend, then led the successful invasion of Korea herself.

Sources

  • Michiko Y. Aoki, Ancient Myths and Early History of Japan, 37-38.
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