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Goddess name "AMATERASU-O-MI-KAMI" Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. The central figure of Shintoism and the ancestral deity of the imperial house. One of the daughters of the primordial god IZANAGI and said to be his favorite offspring, she was born from his left eye. She is the sibling of SUSANO-WO, the storm god. According to mythology she and Susano-Wo are obliged to join each other in order to survive....
Supreme god name "AME-NO-MINAKA-NUSHI-NOKAMI" Shinto / Japan Supreme god. he highest deity of the Shinto pantheon and the first to emerge in Takama-No-Hara (the plain of high heaven) when heaven and earth were fashioned. He was born alone, resides in the ninth heaven and has always hidden himself from mortal eyes. A remote and vague figure of whom no images are ever made and toward whom no cult is directed. His name only appears once in the Kojiki and never in the Nihongi. Originally his identity may have been strongly influenced by Chinese religion. His name is linked closely with those of two other lesser primordial beings, TAKA-MI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI and KAMI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Goddess name "Aino" Japan The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
God name "Aizen-Myo-o" Japan / Shinto The god of love and lust. Originally a Hindu deity, Ragaraja, Aizen Myo-o became part of Buddhism, and Kobo Daishi Kukai transmitted the teaching of him to Japan. Japan / Shinto
God name "Aizen-Myoo" Japan The god of tavern keepers, musicians, singers, prostitutes & love
God name "Aji Suki Taka Hi Kone" Japan A god of thunder
Deities name "Aji-Shiki-Taka-Hiko-Ne" Shinto / Japan Rain god. One of the RAIJIN deities whose name is often linked with that of KAMO-WAKA-IKAZUCHI....
God name "Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone" Japan God of thunder Japan
God name "Ajisukitakahikone" Islands A god of thunder. He is the brother of Takemikazuchi and of Kaminari (Raijin). In infancy, his crying and screaming were so loud that he had to be placed in a boat and sailed around the islands of Japan until he was calm. In adulthood, he was the father of Takitsuhiko, a Rain god.
"Akasagarbha" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist / India
Spirit name "Akasagarbha (essence of tbe sky)" Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Astral god. One of the BODHISATTVAS or spiritual meditation buddhas. He lives in the “womb of the sky.” Color: green. Attributes: Book, jewel, lotus and Sun disc. Also Khagarbha. In Japanese Buddhism this deity becomes the god Kokuzo....
Goddess name "Ama No Uzume" Japan The goddess of dawn and revelry in the Shinto. She famously relates to the tale of the missing Sun deity, Amaterasu. Japan
Goddess name "Ama Terasu" Japan The Sun goddess queen of the universe
God name "Ama-Tsu-Mara" Japan / Shinto The god of smiths
Goddess name "Ama-Tsu-Mara" Shinto / Japan God of smiths. Depicted as a one-eyed ithyphallic god comparable to the Greek Cyclopes. He is strongly instrumental in fashioning the “perfect Divine mirror” with which the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, is lured from her cave. Also Ma-Hiko-Tsu-No-Kami....
Deities name "Ama-no-Koyane-no-mikoto" Japan / Shinto Is a kami, a male deity of the Japanese religion of Shinto. He is one of the deities of Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan and is considered to be an ancestor of the Fujiwara family. Japan / Shinto
God name "Amano-Iwato" Japanese Means "The cave of the Sun god" of "heavenly rock cave". In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the Japanese god of the seas, was the one who drove Amaterasu into Ame-no-Iwato. This caused the Sun to hide for a long period of time.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan The Sun goddess, grandmother of Jimmu Tenno, the first ruler of Japan.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan / Shinto Sun Goddess, to unite the gods, she is given the highest respect The Great Ise Shrine in the east coast of Japan is dedicated to her. called Amaterasusume Omikami. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Amaterasu O-Mi-Kami/ Amaterasu Omikami" Japan / Shinto The Sun goddess
God name "Amatsu Mikaboshi" Japan A god of evil
God name "Amatsu-Mikaboshi" Japan / Shinto August Star of heaven; also called Ama-no-kagaseo "Brilliant Male" is the god of evil and of the stars, specifically the pole star. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Ame No Uzume" Japanese A goddess of fertility & happiness
Deity name "Ame no Uzume no Mikoto" Japan / Shinto Ame no Uzume no Mikoto, heavenly deity of Divine movement, meditation, marriage and joy. Japan / Shinto
Deity name "Ame-No-Kagase-Wo" Japan / Shinto An astral deity that had to be executed
God name "Ame-No-Kagase-Wo" Shinto / Japan Astral deity. The most important of the star KAMI said to have been executed by the god FUTSU-NUSHI because he would not be pacified during the process of cosmic genesis....
Goddess name "Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto Goddess of water, lakes, Rain and rivers. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan water goddess. One of the daughters of MINATO-NO-KAMI, the god of river mouths and estuaries, she is known as the “heavenly water divider” and her cult is linked with that of KuniNo-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami....
Goddess name "Ame-No-Taiabata-Hime-No-Mikoto" Shinto / Japan Astral goddess of weavers. One of two star apotheoses who are, according to tradition, deeply in love with each other. Her partner is HIKOBOSHI. Her name is generally abbreviated to Tanabata, the title of a festival in honor of the goddess which became a national event in Japan in AD 755. The festival later became merged with the Tibetan Bon Ullumbana festival of the dead. Also Shokujo....
God name "Ame-No-Tanabata-Hime-No-Mikoto" Japan / Shinto Star god identified with the Pole-star, is believed to guard the land and to prevent disasters, and more particularly to cure eye-diseases. Japan / Shinto
Deity name "Ame-No-Toko-Tachi-No-Kami" Japan heavenly deity, the fifth deity formed, who is interpreted as "Eternal Law, which is formless, but acts upon existing matter." Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Ame-No-Toko-Tachi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Primordial being. The fifth of the deities to emerge in the heavens, named in both the sacred texts of Shintoism, the Kojiki and Nihongi, but probably strongly influenced by Chinese religion. Born from a reed floating in the primeval waters. See also UMASHI-ASHI-KABI-HIKO-JI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name "Ame-No-Uzume" Shinto / Japan Goddess of dancers. She plays a part in enticing the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, from her cave using the perfect Divine mirror....
"Ame-Waka-Hiko" Japan / Shinto heaven prince young, the disloyal son of Ame no Kuni-dama who shot a pheasant with a heavenly deer-bow and heavenly feathered arrows. Taka-mi-musubi no Mikoto took up the arrow and flung it back down to earth. This arrow hit Ame-waka-hiko on the top of his breast and killed him. Japan / Shinto
God name "Ame-Waka-Hiko (heavenly young prince)" Shinto / Japan God. According to tradition he was sent to earth on a vital mission but became preoccupied with a number of mortal women, forgot his purpose and did not report back to heaven. His punishment was to be slain by an arrow fired from the “heavenly true deer bow.”...
Deity name "Amida" Buddhist / Japan A primordial deity
Deity name "Amida" Buddhist / Japanese Primordial deity. The Japanese equivalent of AMITABHA recognized from the eleventh and twelfth centuries AD....
"Amida-Nyorai" Buddhist / Japan Presides over the Pure Land of the Western Paradise, the Japanese people turned to him at their moment of death. Buddhist / Japan
"Asuha-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto An offspring of Okuninushi and a protector of land and gardens. Japan / Shinto
God name "Asuha-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of courtyards. A guardian deity, one of many in Shintoism, concerned with the protection of houses and their environs....
Deity name "Azumi-no-isora" Japan / Shinto Is a shinto deity of the seashore. He is considered to be an ancestor of the Azumi family. He is worshiped at Mekari Shrine of Kitakyushu, Shiga Shrine of Tsushima. Japan / Shinto
Deity name "Basosenin" Japan A stellar deity, one of the Nijuhachibushu. Japan
Goddess name "Benten aka Benzi-Ten" Japan / Shinto Goddess of everything that flows: words, knowledge, speech, eloquence, and music. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Benten-San" Japan / Shinto The only goddess among of the seven deities of good fortune
Goddess name "Benten-San" Shinto / Japan Goddess of luck. One of seven deities classed as gods of fortune and the only goddess in the group. A popular deity with many sanctuaries dedicated to her, she is a patron of music and holds a biwa instrument in her hand. Snakes, believed to stand for jealousy, are often coiled around her statues. Because of this, married couples are reluctant to visit her shrines together. Her priesthood is both Shinto and Buddhist and she is closely linked with the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name "Benzi-Ten/ Benten/ Benzai-Tenno" Japan The goddess of eloquence, language, arts, fortune, water, & knowledge
King name "Binzuru-Sonja" Japan One of the pupils of Buddha, the first of the sixteen Rakan. Rakan with grey hair and long eyebrows. Originally he was a retainer of the king, Uuten. He became a priest and attained miracle power by performing Arakan's vow. It is said that he was praised by Shaka for he used the miracle power for the world and that he didn't enter Nirvana and made efforts cultivating ordinary people. He was worshipped on the above in Theravada Buddhism, however, many are worshipped in restaurants in China. He is enshrined in front of a temple in Japan. It is believed that stroking him eliminates distresses. Japan
God name "Bishamon" Japan One of the seven gods of luck and the Buddhist patron of warriors. Japan
Deities name "Bishamon" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities concerned with fortune, he appears as a warrior clad in full armor holding a spear in one hand and a toy pagoda, identified as a “tower of treasure” in the other. He has been linked with the Buddhist god Vaisravana (KUBERA)....
Demon name "Bishamon-Ten/ Bishamontenno/ Tiamontennu" Japan A god of wealth & protector of human life that chases demons
"Bodhisattva (one whose essence is perfect knowledge)" Buddhist / northern India, Tibet, China / Japan Generic title for a buddha-designate. Any one of the earlier stages of a future buddha. Depicted wearing regal dress and trappings, including a crown. The most significant include AVALOKITESVARA, MAITREYA and MANJUSRI....
"Butsugen aka Butsubo" Japan A manifestation of the eyes of Nyorai. eyes originally has infinite virtue to produce wisdom. Japan
God name "Chimata No Kami" Japan God of crossroads, roads and footpaths. Japan
Goddess name "Chup Kamui" Ainu Goddess of war and the Sun Japan / Ainu
"Daiboth" Japanese A Japanese idol of colossal size. Each of her hands is full of hands.
God name "Daikokr" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune in Shintoism and often linked with the god EBISU. Originally a god of kitchens, he became a deity concerned with happiness. He is depicted as a fat, well-to-do figure seated on two rice bales and carrying a sack on his back. He also holds a hammer in his right hand. In depictions there is often a mouse nibbling at one of the rice bales. Small gold icons of the god may be carried as talismans of wealth. According to tradition, when Daikoku's hammer is shaken, money falls out in great profusion. In western Japan he is also syncretized with the god of rice paddies, TA-NO-KAMI, and thus becomes the god of Agriculture and farmers. He may have developed from the Buddhist god MAHAKALA....
God name "Daikoku" Japan God of wealth and happiness and one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. The god invoked specially by the artisans of Japan. He sits on a ball of rice, holding a hammer in his hand, with which he beats a sack; and every time he does so the sack becomes full of silver, rice, cloth, and other useful articles. Japan
God name "Ebisu" Japan God of fishermen, good luck, and workingmen, as well as the guardian of the health of small children. Japan
God name "Ebisu" Shinto / Japan God of luck. The most popular of seven gods of fortune recognized in Shintoism and frequently linked with the god DAIKOKU. He is depicted as a fat, smiling and bearded fisherman holding a fishing rod in one hand and a sea bream in the other. The name does not appear in the classical sacred texts Nibongi and Kojiki, but Ebisu is known to have been worshiped in ancient times among fishermen. From about the sixteenth century his character changed and he became a deity associated with profit. Thus he is a patron of commerce and his picture hangs in most establishments. He is perhaps syncretized with the gods HIRUKO and KOTO-SHIRO-NUSHI. He may also be identified with Fudo, the god of knowledge. He does not join the rest of the Shinto pantheon in the great October festival at Izumo because he is deaf. His festival is celebrated concurrently in his own temple....
God name "Emma O" Buddhist / Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist / Japan
God name "Foto-Tama" Japan / Shinto An ancestral god
God name "Fudo" Japan God of wisdom. Likes to look at the stars. Japan
God name "Fugen Bosatsu" Japan God of enlightening wisdom, intelligence, understanding, intuition, long life. Japan
Goddess name "Fuji" Japan / Ainu Goddess of fire and volcano and chief goddess. Japan / Ainu
God name "Fujin" Japan God of winds Japan / Shinto
God name "Fujin" Shinto / Japan God of winds. Depicted carrying a sack on his shoulder which contains the four winds....
God name "Fukurokuju" Japan God of wisdom, luck and prosperity. Japan
Deities name "Fukurokuju" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is allegedly a Chinese hermit who lived during the Sung dynasty and whose name means happiness, wealth and longevity. He is depicted as a little old man, bald and with a prominent high forehead. He carries a Book of sacred teachings tied to his staff. Other occasional attributes include a crane, deer or tortoise....
Goddess name "Futo-Tama" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. A significant deity in mythology because he took part in the divination and ritual necessary before the process of drawing the Sun goddess AMATERASU out of her cave could begin. He collected together various magical objects, pushed forward the perfect Divine mirror, recited the sacred liturgy and begged Amaterasu never again to hide her face. The guardian of Prince NINIGI, ancestor of the imperial dynasty, Futo-Tama is more specifically the ancestor of the Imba clan in Japan....
God name "Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Japan God of war, fire and lightning Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of war. One of two deities who made the way clear for Prince NINIGI to descend to earth and begin the imperial dynasty. A tutelary deity of swordsmen and judoka artists. Linked with the god TAKE-MIKA-DZUCHI— NO-KAMI....
Spirit name "Gaki" Japan The spirits of jealous or greedy people who, as punishment for their mortal vices, have been cursed with an insatiable hunger for a particular substance or object. Japan
Goddess name "Gaomei" China Ancient goddess and first mother was called Kao Mi in the Ching Dynasty and was changed into a male divinity during the Japanese occupation. China
God name "Gekka O" Japan God of marriage Japan
"Gundari-Myoo" The terrific manifestation of the DHYANIBUDDHA RATNASAMBHAVA Japanese Buddhist. He bears three eyes and fangs. His eight arms and legs are decorated with snakes. Attributes include a skull on the hair and he stands on a lotus....
God name "Hachiman" Japan A god of war that was based on an actual emperor, his sacred animal is the dove
God name "Hachiman" Shinto / Japan God of war and peace. A deity whose origins are confused. The name does not appear in either of the sacred texts of Shintoism, but such a deity was probably worshiped in the distant past with the alternative title of HimeGami or Hime-O-Kami. The cult center was on the southern island of Kyushu at Usa. In modern Shintoism, Hachiman originates as a member of the imperial dynasty. Named Ojin-Tenno and born in AD 200 to the empress Jingu-Kogo, he greatly improved the living standards and culture of Japan during his remarkable reign. The place of his birth was marked by a sanctuary and several centuries after his death, a vision of a child KAMI appeared there to a priest. The kami identified himself by the Chinese ideogram representing the name Hachiman, and thus the link developed. The site is, today, the location of a magnificent shrine, the Umi-Hachiman-Gu, where Hachiman has been perceived as a god of war. Soldiers departing for battle once took with them relics from the shrine. Hachiman is also a deity of peace and a guardian of human life and, when pacifism dominated Japan during the post-war era, he became more strongly identified in the latter context....
God name "Hachiman/ Hime-Gami/ Hime-O-Kami" Japan / Shinto A god of war & peace
Goddess name "Hami-Yasu-Hime" Japan Goddess of potters Japan / Shinto
God name "Hani-Yasu-Hiko" Japan / Shinto God of potters. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Hani-Yasu-Hiko" Shinto / Japan God of potters. The consort of HANI-YASU-HIME, he is one of the clay deities made from the faeces of the primordial goddess IZANAMI....
Goddess name "Hani-Yasu-Hime" Shinto / Japan Goddess of potters. The consort of HANI-YASU-HIKO, she is one of the clay deities made from the faeces of the primordial goddess IZANAMI....
God name "Hara-Yama-Tsu-Mi" Japan / Shinto God of mountains concerned with the wooded mountain slopes. Japan / Shinto
God name "Hara-Yama-Tsu-Mi" Shinto / Japan mountain god. Particularly the deity of wooded mountain slopes....
Goddess name "Harti" Japan / China demoness whom Buddha converted to a goddess who protects children instead of eating them. Japan / China
God name "Haya-Ji" Japan God of the winds Japan / Shinto
God name "Haya-Ji" Shinto / Japan God of winds. Particularly the fierce god of whirlwinds and typhoons. In mythology he carried back to heaven the body of AME-WAKA-HIKO (the heavenly young prince) after he had been slain by an arrow from the “heavenly true deer bow.”...
Goddess name "Hettsui No Kami" Japan Goddess who protected and provided for the family Japan
God name "Hi-Hiya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Hi-Hiya-Hi" Shinto / Japan Sun god. One of a number of minor Sun deities, engendered from the blood of the god KAGU-TSUCHI and worshiped in the mountain sanctuary of the fire KAMIS, Kono-Jinja. In Japan certain older people still worship the Sun. They go outside at Sunrise, face east and bow, clapping their hands....
Goddess name "Hi-No-Kagu-Tsuchi" Japan Fire god whose birth caused the death of the primordial goddess Izanami Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Hi-No-Kagu-Tsuchi" Shinto / Japan Fire god. The deity whose birth caused the death by burning of the primordial goddess IZANAMI after which the eight thunders sprang from her corpse....
God name "Hidesato" Japan The centipede stomping god of Japan
Goddess name "Hiko-Sashiri-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of several minor deities involved in the building of a sacred hall of great beauty, used to entice the Sun goddess Amaterasu from her cave. Linked with the god TAOKI-HO-OI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Hikoboshi" Japan Astral god Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Hikoboshi" Shinto / Japan Astral god. The consort of the star goddess AME-NO-TANABATA-HINE-NOMIKOTO. The two are, according to mythology, deeply in love. Their festival was merged with the Tibetan Bon festival of the dead, the Ullumbana. Also Kengyu-Sei....
Goddess name "Hinokagutsuchi" Japan Fire god whose birth killed the goddess Izanami Japan / Shinto
God name "Hiruko" Japan The Japanese god of fishermen, good luck, and workingmen, as well as the guardian of the health of small children. He is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune and the only one of the seven to originate from Japan.
God name "Hiruko" Shinto / Japan Minor Sun god. Identified as having been engendered after the Sun and moon. Probably eclipsed by AMATERASU....
God name "Ho Masubi" Japan God of fire Japan
God name "Ho-Musubi-No-Kami" Japan Fire god Japan / Shinto
God name "Ho-Musubi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Fire god. One of a number of fire KAMIS who are honored in special Hi-Matsuri festivals. The sacred fire can only be generated by a board and stick and is regarded as a powerful purifier in Shintoism. The most celebrated temple of the fire kamis is on Mount Atago near Kyoto; worshipers are drawn to it from all over Japan to obtain charms as protection against fire....
God name "Ho-No-Kagu-Tsuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Fire god. One of a number of fire KAMIS who are honored in special Hi-Matsuri festivals. The sacred fire can only be generated by a board and stick and is regarded as a powerful purifier in Shintoism. The most celebrated temple of the fire kamis is on Mount Atago near Kyoto to which worshipers are drawn from all over Japan to obtain charms as protection against fire....
Deity name "Hokushin-O-Kami" Japan Astral deity, Ursa Minor Japan / Shinto
God name "Hotei" Japan God of happiness and one of the seven gods of luck. If you rub his belly, you will receive good fortune. Japan
God name "Hotei" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune known in Shintoism. He is depicted with a large belly and dressed in the robes of a Buddhist priest. Attributes include a fan and a large sack on his shoulder which “never stops to give, despite continuous demand.”...
Deity name "Houushin-O-Kami" Shinto / Japan Astral deity. The apotheosis of the “little bear,” Ursa Minor....
Goddess name "Huchi" Japan Goddess of fire and of volcanic eruptions. The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
Goddess name "Ianagi & Izanami" Japan The god & goddess that created Japan
God name "Ida Ten" Japan Young god who protects monasteries and is rather quick Japan
God name "Ida-Ten" Japan Buddhist god of law and monasteries. Japan
Goddess name "Ikebana" Discworld The Goddess of Topiary, worshipped by the Militant Servitors of Ikebana. She is named after the Japanese art of formal flower arranging. Discworld
Deities name "Iku-Ikasuchi-No-Kami" Japan God of thunder, the most significant of the eight thunder deities, Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Iku-Ikasuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of thunder. The most significant of the eight thunder deities which emerged from the corpse of IZANAMI after she was burned to death....
Goddess name "Imazuma" Japan Goddess of lightning Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Inar (rice-grower)" Shinto / Japan God (Goddess) of foodstuffs. The popular name of a god(dess) worshiped under the generic title Miketsu-No-Kami in the Shi-Den sanctuary of the imperial palace, but rarely elsewhere. The deity displays gender changes, develops many personalities and is revered extensively in Japan. Inari is often depicted as a bearded man riding a white fox but, in pictures sold at temple offices, (s)he is generally shown as a woman with long flowing hair, carrying sheafs of rice and sometimes, again, riding the white fox. Inari sanctuaries are painted bright red, unlike most other Shinto temples. They are further characterized by rows of wooden portals which form tunnels leading to the sanctuary. Sculptures of foxes are prolific (an animal endowed, in Japanese tradition, with supernatural powers) and the shrines are decorated with a special device, the Hoju-No-Tama, in the shape of a pear surrounded by small flames. Often identified with the food goddess TOYO-UKE-BIME....
God name "Inari" Japan / Shinto God of fertility, rice, Agriculture, and foxes. Inari's foxes, or kitsune, are pure white and act as his messengers. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Inazuma" Shinto / Japan Goddess of lightning. The socalled consort of the rice. In certain regions when lightning hits a rice field bamboos are erected around the spot to signify that it has been sanctified by the fire of heaven. Also Ina-Bikari (light of rice) and Ina-Tsurubi (fertility of rice)....
Goddess name "Ishi-Kori-Dome" Japan God / goddess of stonecutters Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Ishi-Kori-Dome" Shinto / Japan God(dess) of stone cutters. Of ambiguous gender, this deity created the stone mold into which the bronze was cast to make the perfect Divine mirror. It was used so that AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, could see her glorious reflection and so be enticed from the dark cave where she had hidden herself to escape the excesses of the god SUSANO-WO. Ishi-Kori-Dome is also the tutelary deity of mirror makers and was one of the escorts for Prince NINIGI when he descended from heaven to earth. Generally invoked beside fire and smith KAMIS....
God name "Izanagi" Japan Izanagi-no-Mikoto. "Male Who invites". Creator god, father god, man of men. Symbolizes magic. Japan
God name "Izanagi and Izanami" Japanese were the two young gods chosen to bring order to the world of chaos in Japanese mythology. Izanagi was a tall and as strong as a willow sapling, while Izanami, his consort, was delicate in manner and speech, and as beautiful as the air that filled the High Plain of heaven. The Lord of heaven then gave Izanagi his legendary spear, Amanonuboko.
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
God name "Izanagi/ Izanagi No Kami" Japan / Shinto One of the 17 creator gods & the male primeval god
Goddess name "Izanami" Japan Mother goddess, the female counterpart to Izanagi. Japan
"Izanami-No-Kami" Japan The Female Who Invites, Shinto earth mother who was given the task of creating the world. Japan
Goddess name "Izanami-No-Kami (her augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator goddess. See IZANAGINO-KAMI for full details. Izanami was burned to death by the birth of the fire god HI-NO-KAGUTSUCHI, after which the eight thunders sprang from her corpse. Also Izanami-No-Mikoto....
Goddess name "Izanami-No-Kami/ Izamnami" Japan / Shinto A creator goddess who died and giving birth to the fire god as well as the primeval female goddess
Deity name "Jimmu" Japan The first emperor of Japan, direct descendant of Amaterasu, the supreme deity, and generally regarded as the ancestor of the present Japanese emperor. Jimmu is a Chinese-style name given to this emperor much later; his original name was Kamu-yamato-iwarehiko. Kamu means “divine,” and Yamato is the name of the loca- tion of the ancient capital.
"Jizo Bosatsu" Japan Works to ease the suffering and shorten the sentence of those serving time in hell. Jizo can appear in many different forms to alleviate suffering. In modern Japan, Jizo is popularly known as the guardian of unborn, aborted, miscarried, and stillborn babies. Japan
God name "Junrojin" Japan The god of longevity and luck. One of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods
Deities name "Junrojin" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is depicted as a Chinese hermit and is sometimes confused with the god FUKUROKUJU. A small figure with a large head, he carries a staff to which is attached a little Book. By tradition the Book contains information about the lifespan of each mortal person. He is accompanied by a black deer, said to have been made thus by old age....
God name "Jurojin" Japan God of longevity and luck Japan
God name "Kagu-Tsuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Fire god. One of a number of fire KAMIS who are honored in special Hi-Matsuri festivals. He is worshiped in the mountain shrine of Kono-Jinja. The sacred fire can only be generated by a board and stick and this is regarded as a powerful purifier in Shintoism. The most celebrated temple of the fire kamis is situated on Mount Atago near Kyoto to which worshipers are drawn from all over Japan to obtain charms as protection against fire....
God name "Kagutsuchi" Japan God of fire Japan
God name "Kakaku" Japan God of rivers invoked to protect houses against fire Japan / Shinto
God name "Kakaku" Shinto / Japan River god. His name is often inscribed on the edge tiles of a house to protect against fire....
God name "Kama-Gami" Japan God of potters Japan / Shinto
God name "Kama-Gami" Shinto / Japan God of potters. Each kiln has a small stone statue of the deity standing upon it to which the potters offer sake and salt before lighting the fire. Also Kamadokami....
God name "Kamado No Kami" Japan God of kitchen stoves Japan / Shinto
God name "Kamado-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan household god. Specifically the kami responsible for the cooking stove....
God name "Kami" Japan God identifier in Shintoism Japan
Goddess name "Kami" Shinto / Japan Generic name for a deity. The title applied to the gods and goddesses of Shintoism....
Deities name "Kami-Musubi-No-Kami" Japan Third creator being in the primordial a list of deities, this being was born alone in the cosmos and its presence remains hidden from humans Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Kami-Musubi-No-Kami (divine producing wondrous deity)" Shinto / Japan Creator being. The third in the list of primordial deities appearing in the Kojiki and Nibongi sacred texts. A remote and vaguely defined deity who was born alone in the cosmos and whose presence remains hidden from mankind. Probably influenced by Chinese religion....
God name "Kamo-Wake-Ikazuchi" Japan One of the many Rain gods Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Kamo-Wake-Ikazuchi" Shinto / Japan Rain god. One of many Rain KAMIS invoked in Shintoism and included in a generic grouping of RAIJIN, deities of thunder, storm and Rain....
God name "Kamui" Japan sky god Japan
Goddess name "Kamui-fuchi" Ainu Lady Hearth. A Hearth Goddess who is also known as the Supreme Ancestress and the spirit of female reproductivity and the home. Ainu, Japan
God name "Kamui/ Tuntu" Ainu / Japan the sky god
God name "Kana-Yama-Biko-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of miners. Born from the vomit of IZANAMI and worshiped in the NanguJinja and other shrines. His consort is KANAYAMA-HIME-NO-KAMI. One of the KAMIS of the so-called “metal mountain.”...
Goddess name "Kana-Yama-Hime-No-Kami" Japan Goddess of miners with a very sad birth story Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Kana-Yama-Hime-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Goddess of miners. Born from the vomit of IZANAMI and worshiped in the Nangu-Jinja and other shrines. Her consort is KANA-YAMA-BIKO-NO-KAMI. One of the KAMIS of the so-called “metal mountain.”...
Demon name "Kando" Japan The Ainus consider the heavens to be three in number. The first in order is called Shi-nish kando, "the greatest skies;" this is supposed to be the home of the chief of the gods, i.e. the Creator. The second order of heavens is called Nochiu-o kando, "the skies which bear the stars;" the second order of gods is supposed to dwell here. The last or lowest heavens are named range kando or urara kando, i.e. "the hanging skies" or "the fog skies;" the lowest orders of gods and some of the demons, especially the demons of thunder, are supposed to live here. Japan
Spirit name "Kappa" Japan These water spirits are strange, their food is blood & cucumbers, they are mischevious but extremely knowing & prove helpful to humans
God name "Karai-Shin" Buddhist God of lightning Buddhist / Japan
Deities name "Karai-Shin" Buddhist / Japan God of lightning. One of the deities grouped in Shintoism as the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storm and Rain....
God name "Kawa No Kami" Japan God of rivers Japan
Goddess name "Kaya Nu Hima" Japan Goddess of herbs Japan
Goddess name "Kichijo Ten" Japan She is a goddess of good fortune & beauty
Goddess name "Kishi Mojin" Buddhist Goddess of motherhood Buddhist / Japan
Goddess name "Kishi Mojin/ Kishimo Jin" Japan / Buddhism The goddess of motherhood
Goddess name "Kishijoten" Japan Goddess of good luck. Japan
Goddess name "Kishimo Jin" Japan The reformed mother goddess of the demons who now works as a child minder. Japan
Goddess name "Kishimo-jin" Japan? A goddess that changed her mind, maybe
Ghost name "Kitsune" Japan A foxy ghost. Japan
Goddess name "Kiyo Hime" Japan Goddess of justice, opened Her heart to a mortal. But then she was abandoned by her lover. When She sought him, he fled from Her. coward, he hid in a temple bell. She took the form of a snake and enwrapped him until Her love-turned-to-anger ended his mortal existence. Japan
Goddess name "Kono Hana Sakuya" Japan Goddess of spring Japan
Goddess name "Kono-Hana-Sakuya-Hime-No-Kami" Japan Goddess of mountains Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Kono-Hana-Sakuya-Hime-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan mountain goddess. The deity who guards the sacred Mount Fuji. A daughter of O-YAMA-TSU-MI and the consort of Prince NINIGI, her shrine is located on the summit of the mountain. She is also closely associated with Mount Asama about 80 kilometers to the north....
God name "Koto-Shiro-Nushi" Japan God of love Japan / Shinto
God name "Koto-Shiro-Nushi" Shinto / Japan God of luck. Probably syncretized early in Shintoism with the god EBISU....
Goddess name "Ksitigarbha (womb of the earth)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Known exten sively from northern India to China and Japan. One of the group of female BODHISATTVAS or buddha designates. Color: yellow or green. Attrib utes: Book, bowl, jewel, staff and water jar. In China she is recognized as an underworld deity, Di zang. In Japan she becomes a guardian deity of passage, Jizo....
"Kujaku Myoo" Buddhist Gives protection against drought and protects against all evil in the Shingo sect of Japan. Buddhist
God name "Kuku-Ki-Waka-Muro-Tsuna-Ne-NoKami" Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. The god who guards the house and its environs as a whole....
God name "Kuku-Ki-Waka-Murpo-Tsuna-Ne-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto The god that guards the home & its environs
God name "Kuku-Toshi-No-Kami" Japan God responsible for a harvest of full grown rice, his shrines are often served by Buddhist priests. Japan
God name "Kuku-Toshi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of grain. The deity responsible for the harvest of full-grown rice. His shrines are often serviced by Buddhist priests....
God name "Kuku-ki-waka-muro-tsunane-no-kami" Japan God who is the protector of houses, the name denotes the beams, and the ropes with which the beams were bound together. Japan
Deity name "Kunado-No-Kami" Japan Guardian deity of roads and crossroads Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Kunado-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. One of three KAMIS particularly concerned with the protection of roads and crossroads. They also guard the boundaries of the house and the ways leading to it. They may be known as Yakushin deities who protect against plague. Generally identified as MICHI-NO-KAMI or Chiburi-NoKami....
Deity name "Kunitokotatchi" Japan / Shinto Chief deity. Japan / Shinto
God name "Kura-Okami-No-Kami" Japan Rain god who may also cause snow falls Japan / Shinto
God name "Kura-Okami-No-Kami (great producer of rain on the heights)" Shinto / Japan Rain god. Known alternatively as the “dark Rain god,” he may also generate snow falls....
God name "Kushi-Dama-Nigi-Haya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun, the apotheosis of the morning Sun Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Kushi-Dama-Nigi-Haya-Hi (soft fast sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. The apotheosis of the morning Sun sent down by the Sun goddess AMATERASU before Prince NINIGI appeared on earth....
God name "Kushi-Iwa-Mado-No-Mikoto" Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. The god who protects entrance gates....
God name "Kushi-Iwa-Mado-no-Mikoto" Japan Guardian god, protects entrance gates Japan / Shinto
"Kwannoin" Buddhist / Japan Form of AVALOKITESVARA. See also KUAN YIN....
Goddess name "Kwannon" Japan Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. Japan
Goddess name "Kwanonn" Japan Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. Japan
Goddess name "Marishi Ten" Japan Goddess of dawn and warriors Japan
God name "Matsuo" Japan God of sake brewers Japan / Shinto
God name "Matsuo" Shinto / Japan God of sake brewers. Celebrated annually in a festival in Kyoto, when the presence of the god is carried on a palanquin. It is rowed down the river prior to a general celebration, during which sake is drunk liberally....
God name "Mi-Kura-Tana-No-Kami (august storehouse chief kami)" Shinto / Japan house god. One of a number of domestic guardian KAMIS, he is particularly concerned with the protection of storehouses....
God name "Mi-Toshi-No-Kami" Japan God of rice Japan / Shinto
God name "Mi-Toshi-No-Kami (the august harvest kami)" Shinto / Japan Agricultural god. The offspring of O-TOSHI-NO-KAMI, the harvest god of rice, and Kagayo-Hime (refulgent princess), he is in charge of crops other than rice....
God name "Mi-Wi-No-Kami" Japan God of wells [one of 3] Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Mi-Wi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of wells. One of three deities responsible for wells, worshiped jointly in the MiWi-Jinja shrine. He is particularly the god of domestic wells....