Japanese - A hero. He was born from a large peach found floating in the river by a poor childless woman. When he grew up, he journeyed to Onigashima, an island inhabited by demons who had seized many young maidens and stolen much treasure. Helped by a monkey, a dog and a pheasant, he killed all the demons except their king, Akandoji, whom he took prisoner. He returned home with the stolen treasure which he gave to his foster-parents. In some accounts, identified as Momotaro.

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