Koizilla - the Ocean Spirit - is a ‘girl’.

I know that it comes natural, if you are coming from the Greco-Roman canon, to refer to the moon as ‘she’. But this does not hold true for a lot of the world, not even all of Europe (e.g. the moon is male in German).

The ocean spirit is shown as being yin, the dark side of yin-yang, and that side is associated with femininity, which makes the ocean spirit a ‘girl’.

Yin Yang

Yin is the black side with the white dot on it and yang is the white side with the black dot on it.

Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime.

Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. 

edited to fix typo of doom /o\

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    I love little bits like this. :) The BEST part is that the Inuit actually worshipped the moon and the ocean, and the...
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    This is awesome. :) I’ll like to add two more points: 1. The white dot in the black part and the black dot in the white...
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    Lol. “girl”
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