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List of Gods   : "Shinto"

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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....
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
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....
Monster name "Akandoji" Shinto This monster had stolen a great deal of gold and silver from the villagers. It was said that he was so terrible that no one dared go against him, to try to recover the riches. Shinto
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
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
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 / 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
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....
Deities name "Ame-No-Minaka-Nushi-No-Kami" Shinto (Exalted Musubi deity), who is later related to the gods of the heaven; Kami-musubi no Kami (Sacred Musubi deity), related to the gods of the earth; and Ame no Minaka-nushi no Kami (Heavenly Centre-Ruling deity). Some Shinto scholars hold that all Shinto deities are manifestations of Ame no Minaka-nushi 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 "America Kokudo Kunitama-no-O-Kami" Shinto Shinto deity of America.
"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
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....
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)....
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 "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 "Foto-Tama" Japan / Shinto An ancestral god
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....
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....
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
Spirit name "Hakui" Shinto A god who imbued his followers with a vigorous spirit and the will to fight enemies Shinto
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....
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.”...
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....
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....
God name "Hime Okami" Shinto The god fishermen pray to to ensure a large catch. Shinto
Goddess name "Hime-Gami" Shinto Goddess-consort of hikogami. Shinto
Goddess name "Hinokagutsuchi" Japan Fire god whose birth killed the goddess Izanami Japan / Shinto
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-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" 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....
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....
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
"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
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....
"Kagaya-hime" Shinto He wedded the Refulgent-Princess. Shinto
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 "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....
Deity name "Kama-no-kami" Shinto This is the deity of the Furnace held in reverence by all people. Shinto
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....
Deity name "Kamu-iku-musu-bi-no-kami" Shinto Daughter of the Divine-Life-Producing-Wondrous-Deity. Shinto
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.”...
Deity name "Kana-yama-biko-no-kami" Shinto The deity of fire. Shinto
Deity name "Kana-yama-bime-no-kami" Shinto The deity of clay. Shinto
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....
Deity name "Kaza-ge-tsu-wake-no-oshi-wo-no-kami" Shinto Son of Youth-of-the-Wind-Breath-the-Great-Male. A deity involved in the Ritual of the General Purification. Shinto
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....
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" Shinto / Japan God of grain. The deity responsible for the harvest of full-grown rice. His shrines are often serviced by Buddhist priests....
Deity name "Kuku-no-chi-no-kami" Shinto The deity of Trees, whose name is deity Stem-Elder. Shinto
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
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....
God name "Mi-kura-Tana-Kami" Japan Domestic guardian god who looks after storehouses Japan / Shinto
God name "Michi-No-Kami" Japan Gods of passage associated with road and crossroads Japan / Shinto
God name "Michi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Gods of passage. The generic name for three KAMIS associated with roads and crossroads. They also protect the boundaries of house and environs and may be known as Yakushin gods, guardians against plague. See KUNADO. Also Chiburi-No-Kami....
Goddess name "Mika-Hiya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun, subservient to Goddess of the Sun Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Mika-Hiya-Hi (terrible swift sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. A deity subservient to the Sun goddess AMATERASU and engendered from the blood of the fire KAMI KAGU-TSUCHI. Certain Japanese still worship the Sun, going outside in the morning, facing east, bowing and clapping their hands in a daily ritual.See also HI-HIYA-HI....
God name "Minato-No-Kami" Japan God of river mouths and estuaries Japan / Shinto
God name "Minato-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of river mouths and estuaries. The son of IZANAGI and IZANAMI and father of the heavenly and earthly water dividers....
Goddess name "Mizu-Ha-No-Me" Japan / Shinto The senior water goddess who came about from the urine of the primordial creator goddess
Goddess name "Mizu-Ha-No-Me" Shinto / Japan water goddess. The senior water deity who was engendered from the urine of the primordial creator goddess Izanami during her fatal illness, having been burned producing the fire god HI-NO-KAGU-TSUCHI....
Deities name "Munakata-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Sea gods. A group of three KAMIS, generally identified as the SUMIYOSHI-NO-KAMI, who protect seafarers, including fishermen. They are the subject of special worship by the JInguKogo sect, whom they escorted to Korea in distant times. They are also tutelary deities of poets and may have a purifying function. Their main sanctuaries are the Sumiyoshi Taisha in Osaka and the Munakata-Taisha....
God name "Munkata-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto The sea gods [3] that protected seafarers
God name "MyokennBooklhisattva" Buddhist Chinese Astral god. The apotheosis of the Pole Star, equating with AME-NO-KAGASEWO in Japanese Shintoism....
Deities name "Nai-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan earthquake god. One of the RAIJIN deities responsible for thunder, storms and Rain. His worship began in AD 599....
God name "Niha-Tsu-Hi-N -Kami" Shinto / Japan Fire god. Specifically the fire KAMI responsible for household fires in the yard....
God name "Niha-Tu-Hi-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto A fire God in that was responsible for household fires that were in the yard
Goddess name "Ninigi (Prince)" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. The deity who, according to tradition, is the heir apparent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. He was sent to earth from heaven to rule at the behest of the gods. His parents are Taka-Mi-Musubi and Ame-No-OshiHo-Mimi and he takes the title of “divine grandchild.” He is the ancestral deity of the imperial dynasties....
God name "Nom -No-Su une" Shinto / Japan God of Sumo wrestlers. Accord ing to tradition in the Nihongi text he came to prominence during the reign of the emperor Suinin Tenno when he matched and worsted a strong man, Kuyahaya, in a wrestling contest. He killed the latter by aiming a kick at his ribs....
God name "Nomi-No-Sukune" Japan God of sumo wrestlers Japan / Shinto
God name "O-Iwa-Dai-Myojin" Buddhist God of stone workers Buddhist / Japan / Shinto
God name "O-Kuni-Nushi-No-Mikoto" Shinto / Japan Creator god. The great organizer and consolidator of the earth in the creation mythology of Shintoism. He took up his duties after IZANAGI and IZANAMI had created the land. Tradition has it that he first underwent a series of ordeals and then reigned over the world. He has many consorts and innumerable offspring....
God name "O-Toshi-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto He heads the pantheon of agricultural gods but generally is the guardian of rice fields
Deities name "O-Toshi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of harvests. The son of SUSANO-WO and Kamu-O-Ichi-Hime, he heads the pantheon of agricultural deities and is generally the guardian of rice fields....
"O-Yama-Tsu-Mi" Japan / Shinto he is the most senior at apotheosis of the mountains
God name "O-Yama-Tsu-Mi" Shinto / Japan God of mountains. The most sen ior apotheosis of mountains in Japan, he is one of the sons of IZANAGI and IZANAMI and is worshiped extensively....
God name "O-lwa-Dai-Myojin" Shinto / Buddhist / Japan God of stoneworkers. Probably more a Buddhist deity, but also revered in Shintoism....
Goddess name "Ogetsu no hime" Japan Goddess Who Possesses Food, a goddess of food in the Shinto religion of Japan.
God name "Oki-Tsu-Hiko-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of kitchens. One of the offspring of O-Toshi-No-Kami, the god of harvests. The consort of Oki-Tsu-Hime-No-Kami and responsible for the caldron in which water is boiled....
Goddess name "Oki-Tsu-Hime-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan The goddess of kitchens
Spirit name "Okitsu-Hiko" Japanese Is a divinity in Japanese Shinto. His name literally translates to "Great Land Master", and he was originally the ruler of Izumo Province, until he was replaced by Ninigi. In compensation, he was made ruler of the unseen world of spirits and magic. He is believed a god of nation-building, farming, business and Medicine.
God name "Omoikane" Shinto The god of knowledge. Shinto
God name "Raijin" Japan / Shinto The weather gods, inclusive
Deities name "Raijin" Shinto / Japan weather god(s). A generic title for a large group of deities controlling thunder, storms and Rain. Among the most significant is RYUJIN, the dragon god of thunder and Rain....
God name "Ryujin" Shinto / Japan dragon god. A deity controlling thunder and Rain and probably the most significant of the group of weather gods known as the RAIJIN. He is of Chinese origin and more Buddhist than Shinto. He does not appear in the sacred Shinto texts Kojiki or Nibongi, but enjoys shrines in many Shinto sanctuaries and is worshiped by farmers, particularly in times of drought. He lives in the sea, lakes and large ponds from which he ascends in mists and winds. He generates dark Rain clouds which then burst. His main festival takes place in June....
Deities name "Shichi-uuku-iii" Shinto / Japan Gods of luck. The seven principal deities concerned with fortune: EBISU, DAIKOKU, BENTEN-SAN, BISHAMON, FUKUROKUJU, HOTEI and JUNROJIN. The group is often represented together on their treasure ship Takara-Bune, which carries various magical devices including a hat of invisibility, a roll of brocade, an inexhaustible purse, keys to the Divine treasure house and so on....
God name "Shici-Fuku-Jin" Japan / Shinto these are the seven principal gods of luck, there is a one female involved however
Deities name "Shiia-Tsu-Niko" Shinto / Japan God of winds. The most senior of his group of wind deities, he disperses the morning mists and brings soft rustling breezes. His consort is Shina-Tsu-Hime and the couple are extensively worshiped by farmers and seafarers. They were allegedly responsible for bringing about a miracle in the thirteenth century AD when they kept at bay, with off-shore winds, the army of Gengis Khan. They are honored in the main IseJingu temple of Shintoism but their chief sanctuary is at Tatta, a small town in Yamamoto. Also Shina-Tobe-No-Mikoto....
Goddess name "Sohobo-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto The goddess scarecrows, the apotheosis of an actual scarecrow known as a Kakashi
God name "Sohodo-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of scarecrows. Identified as the apotheosis of the actual scarecrow made by Japanese farmers and known as a kakasbi. Traditionally it is constructed from reeds and wears a round peasant hat. According to the sacred texts, “though his legs do not walk he knows everything under heaven.”...
Goddess name "Suijin" Shinto / Japan Collective name for water gods. These deities are worshiped at shrines at the sources of irrigation canals, lakes and ponds. They are depicted as snakes, eels and fish and invoked particularly by women. Chief among them is the goddess MIZU-HA-NO-ME....
God name "Sukuna-Hiikrna" Shinto / Japan God of healing. With the god O-KUNI-NUSHI-NO-MIKOTO, he established the various methods of healing diseases and the means for control of, and protection against, wild beasts, snakes, insects, etc. He is also worshiped as a tutelary god of traders, both maritime and on land. He is the KAMI of communications and, during the Japanese Empire period, was often installed by the authorities in the temples and shrines of conquered lands. He is worshiped in Buddhism as Yakushi-Bosatsu-Hyojin....
God name "Sukuna-Hikona" Japan / Shinto A god of healing that helped establish the methods of healing diseases as well as a means to control & protection against Bob beast, snakes, insects, et all
God name "Sumiyoshi-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto Generic name of the sea gods who are guardians of seafarers. Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Sumiyoshi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Sea gods. A general name for guardian deities of seafarers, including fishermen, they include the three MUNAKATA-NO-KAMI. They are the focus of special worship by the Jingu-Kogo sect, whom they escorted to Korea. They are also patrons of poets and have a purifying role. The main sanctuary is the Sumiyoshi Taisha at Osaka....
God name "Susano-Wo" Japan / Shinto A god of Agriculture, the ocean & storms
God name "Susanowo" Shinto God of Agriculture, the sea and storms. Shinto
God name "Ta-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Agricultural deity. A generic name for several gods of crops and harvests. May also be identified as a mountain KAMI....
Deities name "Taka-Mi-Musubi-No-Kami (high august producing wondrous deity)" Shinto / Japan Primordial creator being. The second of the deities listed in the sacred Kojiki text. He appeared in the Takama-No-Hara (plain of high heaven) after AME-NO-MINAKA-NUSHINO-KAMI. A remote and vaguely defined being, he was-born alone in the cosmos and hides himself from mankind....
God name "Taka-Okami-No-Kami" Japan God of the Rains in the mountains Japan / Shinto
God name "Taka-Okami-No-Kami (great producer of rain in the mountains)" Shinto / Japan Rain god. Specifically the god of Rain generated in mountains. A god of fierce Rain, also known as the “god of the dividing of the waters.”See also KURA-OAKMI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami" Japan God of thunder, Rain, and storms as well as a warrior. One of the Raijin, Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of thunder. One of the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storms and Rain, he is also one of the warrior deities who guarded Prince NINIGI on his descent from heaven to earth. A tutelary god of swordsmen and judoka artists.See also FUTSU-NUSHI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami/ Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto This god is one of the Raijin, A god of thunder, Rain, & storms as well as a warrior
Goddess name "Tama-No-Ya" Shinto / Japan God of jewelers. The deity who made a complete string of curved jewels nearly three meters long, one of the lures which enticed the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave where she hid herself....
God name "Taoki-Ho-Oi-No-Kami" Japan God of carpenters Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Taoki-Ho-Oi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of the gods who built the beautiful sacred hall designed, in part, to lure the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave in which she hid herself.See also HIKO-SASHIRI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Taoki-Ho-Oi-No-Kami/ Hiko-Sashiri-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto The God of carpenters
Goddess name "Tenshoko Daijin or Ten Sho Dai Jiu" Shinto The Shinto Sun goddess.
Goddess name "Toyo Uke Bime" Japan Goddess of foodstuffs Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Toyo-Uke-Bime" Shinto / Japan Goddess of foodstuffs. An ambiguous deity often identified with Inari, she is said in the Kojiki to be a daughter of WakuMusubi-No-Kami and a great granddaughter of IZANAGI and IZANAMI. Her main sanctuary is the Geku in Ise, whither she was allegedly removed from Tamba after the emperor had received a dream-message from the Sun goddess AMATERASU in AD 478....
God name "Tsuki-Yomi" Shinto / Japan moon god. Engendered from the right eye of IZANAGI immediately after AMATERASU was engendered from the left. There is very little reference to him in the sacred texts and his is a highly aesthetic form of worship. Allegedly he slew the food KAMI Uke-Mochi. He is depicted riding a horse and a number of sanctuaries are addressed to his cult, including the two TsukiYomi-No-Miya shrines in the Ise Jingu temple. He also enjoys an ancient sanctuary on the island of Iki. Also Tsuki-Yomi-Otoko....
Deities name "Umashi-Ashi-Kabi-Hiko-Ji-No-Kami (pleasant reed shoot prince elder deity)" Shinto / Japan Creator being. The fourth of the deities to be listed in the Kojiki sacred text. He was engendered from the reeds floating on the pri mordial waters and is perceived as a remote and vague figure who hides himself from mankind....
"Umashii-Ashi -Kabi-Hiko-Ji-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto A creator being formed from the reeds floating on the primordial waters
Goddess name "Waka-H ru-Me" Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. Arguably the younger sister of the great Shinto Sun goddess AMATERASU, or an early manifestation, she is associated with the morning Sunrise. Also involved with weaving the garments of the KAMI....
Goddess name "Waka-Sa-Na-Me-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Agricultural goddess. The deity specifically concerned with the transplanting of young rice. A daughter of Ha-Yama-To-No-Kami and O-Ge-Tsu-Hime. Generally served by Buddhist priests. See also WAKA-TOSHI-NO-KAMI and KUKU-TOSHI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Waka-Toshi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Agricultural god. The deity specifically concerned with the growing of young rice. A son of Ha-Yama-To-No-Kami and O-GeTsu-Hime. Generally served by Buddhist priests. See also WAKA-SA-NA-ME-NO-KAMI and KUKU-TOSHI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Yama-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan mountain god. Specifically the deity who comes down to the rice paddies in spring and returns in autumn. The festival of Nolde-No-Shinji marks his descent....