Re: The secret of Akatsuki
Kishi always combines his stuff with mythology time after time he did it. Deidara and garuda ,garuda is a bird like creature even the snake fears it which is why we saw deidara saying i will kill orochiamru. Sasuke beats a stupid demon snake it happened of course oro wasn't the 8 tails but he still was a snake and was slain by a kusangai sword.
Kyuubi and yamata no orochi fought a long battle however kyuubi remained the same without losing an inch of power while orochi was already beaten and he was sealed in side of a lusangai sword which was swalloed up by anothr snake once the kusangai and a human pear up this human will gain great power but orochi will soon take it's natural form.
Oro always had kusangai in his stomach were another snake kept it but soon he showed us his snake form orochi was a demon snake.
everything in this manga is based of some kind of ancient myth and kishi just uses some parts of them that's all.