Atomic breath

Godzilla’s signature weapon is his distinctive atomic breath. The process is the following: Godzilla’s dorsal fins glow blue and white ominously, before he lets loose with a concentrated blast of radiation from his mouth. This power is commonly mistaken for breathing literal fire. Mothra, the Kamakiras, and Hedora were defeated by Godzilla’s lethal radiation beam. … Read more

Etymology of Godzilla

The name Godzilla is a transliteration of Gojira (ゴジラ), a combination of two Japanese words which means half gorilla, and half whale. : gorira (ゴリラ), and kujira (鯨(くじら). At one planning stage, the concept of Gojira was described as “a cross between a gorilla and a whale”. The word alludes to the size, power and … Read more

Meaning of Godzilla

Dreamed up by Eiji Tsuburaya in 1954, Godzilla is the answer to the atomic bomb. The earliest Godzilla films, especially the original Gojira, attempted to portray Godzilla as a frightening, nuclear monster. Godzilla represented the fears of many Japanese of a repeat of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As the series progressed, so … Read more

Origin of Godzilla

In the late Cretaceous era (70 million years ago) there was a species of therapod dinosaur resembling a large Tyrannosaurus, but with special amphibious adaptations which allowed it to swim between the islands upon which it hunted. This dinosaur species has been dubbed “Gojirasaurus”. A minimal breeding population of gojirasaurs somehow survived the great extinction … Read more

Features of Godzilla

In the most recent release, Godzilla is a large, irradiated, reptilian dinosaur-like creature standing at 100 meters tall and about 200 meters long from snout to tail. He has a very heavy and intimidating build that is covered in charcoal grey skin and has three rows of sharp, jagged white dorsal spines that run down … Read more