|Musashibō Benkei (1155–1189), popularly known as simply Benkei,
was a Japanese warrior monk (sōhei) who lived in the latter years of the Heian Period (794–1185). Benkei led a varied life, first becoming a monk,
then a mountain ascetic, and then a rogue warrior. He later came to respect
and serve the famous warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune. He is commonly depicted as a man of great strength and loyalty, and a popular subject of Japanese folklore, showcased in many ancient and modern literature and productions.
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