The Yatagarasu (八咫烏, yatagarasu, lit. Eight-span Crow) is a divine three-legged crow. In East Asian mythologies the three-legged crow is most often associated with the sun. In Japanese mythology, this flying creature is a Raven or a Crow called Yatagarasu and the appearance of the great bird is construed as evidence of the will of Heaven or divine intervention in human affairs.
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- Wikipedia entry for Yatagarasu