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Arcanine (Pokémon)

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Origin
 
===Origin===
Arcanine is based on the Ryukyuan シーサー ''{{wp|shisa}}'', or 狛犬 ''{{wp|komainu}}'', mythical creatures inspired by lions{{wp|lion}}s, tigers{{wp|tiger}}s, and dogs{{wp|dog}}s. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians that invite good spirits and repel evil ones. It could also be based on the {{wp|HaetaeXiezhi}}, a mythical fire-eating dog with similarities to lions and tigers.
 
====Name origin====
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