Kintaro

Japanese - A hero. Servant of Yorimitsu. Son of Sakata Kurando and Yaégiri. He was born of a warrior and a mountain-spirit and, after his father had killed himself, was raised by his mother in the wilds where, as a youth, he made friends with the wild animals and developed enormous strength. One day he was seen by a noble, Yorimitsu, in the act of pushing over a tree to form a bridge so that he could cross a river. Yorimitsu took him as his retainer, called him Sakata Kintoki and he grew up to be a warrior-hero. In some references, identified as Kintaro, Golden Boy, Golden Boy, Kintoki, Kintoki, (Sakata) Kintoki or (Sakata) Kintoki.

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