|Nine Tailed Fox|
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The Nine Tailed Fox is a part of the mini-game Frog Scramble.
The Nine-tailed fox is a mythological creature that has the appearance of a fox but with nine tails. This mythological creature was first created in Asia (China, Korea, Japan). It closely resembles the Pokémon Ninetales
The nine-tailed fox(Chinese and Japanese: 九尾狐; pinyin: Jiǔwěihú; Korean: 구미호) is a mythological creature species that was depicted in the Nanshan jing, Haiwaidong jing and Dahuangdong jing of Shan Hai Jing as having the voice of a human infant. It can be eaten by humans, and those who eat it can be protected from evil.
Later in history books like Book of Zhou and story collections like Extensive Records of the Taiping Era, the nine-tailed fox was depicted as a beast of fortune. Sent by the heavens, the nine-tailed fox was seen as a sign of fortune, peace and luck. In the Han dynasty, it is the protector of royal blood. However, it can also represent an omen of revolution when the emperor is not good.
It was said to have possessed Mei Xi(Chinese: 妹喜), bewitched Jie of Xia, and caused the downfall of the Xia dynasty. This story, which appeared after the story of Daji, however, was very similar in nature to the story of Daji. Therefore, the story received criticisms stating the later writers only plagiarized earlier folklore, or that the telling of the stories was modified to discredit a different dynasty. The torture and creations of Mei Xi were very similar to those of the creations of Daji but were first used in Zhou dynasty with little historical evidence dating those back to Xia.
The nine-tailed fox appeared in the epic fantasy novel Fengshen Bang as a Yaojing, or spirit, controlled by the deity Nüwa and was ordered to bewitch King Zhou of Shang in the 11th century BC. The fox possessed the body of Daji and did her bidding. Daji was eventually killed by Jiang Ziya and the fox was condemned by Nüwa due to the fox's cruelty and disobeying its original order of bewitch King Zhou but do not harm others towards the end of Fengshen Bang.
In later stories, a nine-tailed fox was blamed for possessing Baosi like Daji and caused the downfall of Western Zhou, forcing the dynasty moving its capital and establish the Eastern Zhou period.