Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print Jiraiya Battling a Giant Serpent Comments - Fantastic woodblock of the legendary Ogata Shuma Hiroyuki, also known as Jiraiya, which means “Young Thunder,” battling a giant serpent. A practitioner of toad magic, he was angered at the serpent for eating toads. The young warrior grips a small cannon with both hands as he fearlessly stares the animal directly in the eyes, scowling with anger. He wears a black robe over his armor
Nidhogg by Nightpark on DeviantArt -In Norse mythology, Níðhöggr (Nidhogg) is a dragon who gnaws at a root of the World Tree, Yggdrasill. In the mythology, the Nidhogg is said to be controlled by only one person, the Norse goddess named Hel.