Everybody knows what a ninja is these days, seeing how often they are mentioned in popular culture, yet real life ninjas used to be quite different than how they are usually portrayed. Over time, people attributed a wide array of sometimes even supernatural qualities to ninjas, most of which derived from other, less popular historical figures. Furthermore, Hollywood productions did nothing to shed light on the true nature of Ninjutsu, if anything, they are actually to blame for most of the myths on the following list. Speaking of which, let us look at the ten most common myths about ninjas often referenced in pop culture.
10Ninjas are part of a secret order
This is perhaps one of the most popular myths among Hollywood productions and nobody knows for sure where exactly it originated. In reality, Ninja warriors aren’t particular to any geographical position, social class, or secret order. Like most hired professionals of times long passed, there were quite a few mercenaries and assassins that would master the deadly art of Ninjutsu for obvious reasons. Not to say that there weren’t orders that would only be loyal to specific ideologies, it’s just that Ninjutsu isn’t as exclusive as most people think.