It is said that once the storm god Susano-o-No-Mikoto let his raging spirit build up inside him
until, like a grotesque Athena, this princess deity burst forth. She had a beastly head with
long ears, nose, and fangs, the latter of which were so strong they could easily chew through
steel blades, and she could fly for thousands of miles at a go. This ferocious female spirit
is considered the ancestor of such creatures as Ama-no-jaku
and the tengu.1
1. Mizuki vol. 4 2004, p. 7.