Godzilla
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Godzilla
The name 'Godzilla' is said to be a blend of two Japanese words: gorira 'gorilla' and kujira 'whale'.  The word alludes to the size, power and aquatic origin of Godzilla.
Godzilla is seen by some as the personification of the horror of nuclear weapons.  According to the legend of the cinematic behemoth, he was created by a nuclear blast.  His sheer size, power and destruction evoke the fury of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  As the Godzilla series continued, the great beast was developed as a character, and has become something of an anti-hero.

Godzilla is one of the defining aspects of Japanese popular culture for many people worldwide.  Though his popularity has waned slightly over the years, he is still one of the most renowned monsters in the world.  To this day, Godzilla remains an important facet of Japanese films, embodying the 'giant monster' subset of the tokusatsu genre.

In Japanese films, Godzilla is depicted as a gigantic dinosaur with rough, bumpy, charcoal grey scales, a powerful tail, and bone coloured dorsal fins shaped like maple leaves.

Look closely enough and you can see that
Godzilla's design echos that of millions of
years.  He has a body like Tyrannosaurus
Rex, the long arms like an Iguanodon and
the dorsal fins like a Stegosaurus.  (Visit
my monsters page to read about these
prehistoric creatures).

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