Kiyohime: The vengeful woman turned dragon

Kiyohime was the daughter of a wealthy man who held an inn for travelers on the Hidaka river. One day, a monk staying at the inn named Anchin fell in love with her. The romance was short lived as the monk soon regretted breaking his vow of chastity and consequently left to continue his journey. When she found out, the heart-broken Kiyohime decided to chase the monk 💔.

She eventually caught up to him while he was about to cross the river. The monk refused that she joined him and sailed away. However, Kiyohime, furious, jumped into the river and started to swim towards Anchin. The legend says that at this moment she turned into a dragon as a result of her anger.

She then proceeded to chase the monk who tried to find refuge in the nearby temple of Dojo-ji. Terrified by the monster that was now coming after him, Anchin hid under the temple’s massive bell. Unfortunately Kiyohime found him and eventually melted the bell with her breath of fire; killing the monk in her rage.

Kiyohime (清姫?), Class Name Berserker (バーサーカー, Bāsākā?), is a Berserker-class Servant summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.

She fell in love at first sight with the handsome monk Anchin, who requested for a single night’s lodgings while on his way to a temple in Kumano. However, upon visiting Anchin late at night, Kiyohime was bluntly rejected. Nevertheless, Anchin promised to meet her again while on his way back from the temple in Kumano. However Anchin broke his promise out of fear for Kiyohime and ended up running away without meeting her. Noticing that, Kiyohime felt into despair, grief and resentment over being betrayed, turned into a Dragon and began to pursue him. Finally catching up at a temple, she burned Anchin to death while he was hiding inside a bell.

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