Mantises were insects which had two grasping, spiked forelegs in which prey were caught and held securely. They were also known as "praying mantises", because of the typical "prayer-like" stance.
Mantis Clan Edit
They were the symbol of the Mantis Clan. The creature was known for its ferocity and its refusal to back down from a fight. In this the mantis epitomized the strength of mortals, and Kaimetsu-Uo declared this strength would henceforth be the symbol of the Mantis Clan. 
- ↑ Great Clans, p. 144
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