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Aizen-Myoo
   is the Japanese   
God of Love
Worshipped by prostitutes, landlords, singers and musicians.
Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone
   is the Japanese   
God of Thunder
When he runs downstairs, the thunder is coming towards you. When he runs upstairs it recedes.
Ama-No-Minaka-Nushi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Pole Star
Divine Lord of the Middle Heavens'
Ama-terasu
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Sun
Had to take refuge in a cave following a bit of domestic violence.
Ama-Tsu-Mara
   is the Japanese   
God of Smiths
He is pictured as a Cyclops.
Amatsu Mikaboshi
   is the Japanese   
God of Evil
His name means "August Star of Heaven".
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Water
Ame-No-Wakahiko
   is the Japanese   
God Sent to Rule the Earth
Killed by the sky god Takami-Musubi.
Amida
   is the Japanese   
God of Death
To whom the devout turned at the moment of their death.
Am-No-Tanabata-Hime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Weavers
Benten
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Love and the Arts
Also rules wisdom, poetry, good fortune and water. The goddess of everything that flows.
Bimbogami
   is the Japanese   
God of Poverty
Rituals are performed to get rid of him.
Binzuru-Sonja
   is the Japanese   
God of Curing Illness and Good Vision
Bishamon
   is the Japanese   
God of War, Justice and Protector of the Law
He is one of the Shichi Fukujin
Chimata-no-kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Crossroads, Highways and Footpaths
He was originally a phallic god
Chup-Kamui
   is the Japanese   
Sun Goddess of the Ainu
She was originally the moon goddess
Daikoku
   is the Japanese   
God of Wealth and Fortune
He sits on a ball of rice beating his sack with a hammer
Dosojin
   is the Japanese   
God of Roads
Ebisu
   is the Japanese   
God of the Wealth of the Sea
He is the patron god of fishermen and fishing.
Ekibiogami
   is the Japanese   
God of Plagues and Epidemics
Don't say his name in a crowded room
Emma-o
   is the Japanese   
God of the Underworld
He is the judge of the dead.
Fudo
   is the Japanese   
God of Fire and Wisdom
Also God of Astrology
Fujin
   is the Japanese   
God of the Wind
Seen as a terrifying dark demon in a leopard skin
Fukurokuju
   is the Japanese   
God of Health
Is depicted as having an elongated head and short bandy legs
Funadama
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Mariners and Fishermen
Futsu-Nushi-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Fire and Lightning
A war god and general of Ameratsu.
Gama
   is the Japanese   
God of Longevity
Goes on the road as "The Sage with the Toad"
Gekka-o
   is the Japanese   
God of Marriage
He binds the feet of lovers with a red silken cord.
Hachiman
   is the Japanese   
God of War and Agriculture
Divine protector of the Japanese people.
Haniyasu-hiko
   is the Japanese   
God of the Earth
Haniyasu-hime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Earth
Haya-Ji
   is the Japanese   
God of the Whirlwind
Hiruko
   is the Japanese   
God of the Morning Sun
Guards the health of little children.
Hoso-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Smallpox
Hardly a job to be boastful of.
Hotei
   is the Japanese   
God of Happiness, Laughter
And the wisdom of being content.
Ida-Ten
   is the Japanese   
God of the Law and of Monasteries
A handsome young man.
Inari
   is the Japanese   
God/Goddess of Rice and Agriculture
Sent messages by fox.
Isora
   is the Japanese   
God of the Seashore
Izanagi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Sky
And the creator of everything good and right
Izanami
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Earth and Darkness.
Juichimen
   is the Japanese   
God of Mercy
Jurojin Shinto
   is the Japanese   
God of Longevity and a Happy Old Age
One of the Shichi Fukujin.
Kagutschi
   is the Japanese   
God of Fire
Kamado-gami
   is the Japanese   
God of the Hearth
Kami-kaze
   is the Japanese   
God of Wind and Storms
And vicious cold weather
Kaminari
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Thunder
Kanayama-hiko
   is the Japanese   
God of Metals
Kanayama-hime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Metals
Kawa-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Rivers
Although rivers had their own god, ruler of all rivers.
Kenro-Ji-Jin
   is the Japanese   
God of Earth and Soil
Kishi-Bojin
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Children and Childbirth
Kishijoten
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Luck and Beauty
Kishimo-jin
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Compassion
Protectress of children.
Kojin
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Kitchen
She lives in an enoki tree.
Ko-no-Hana
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Spring
The Blossom Princess, she is the
Koshin
   is the Japanese   
God of the Roads.
Koya-no-Myoin
   is the Japanese   
God of the Sacred Mount Koya
Kukunochi-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of the Trees
Kura-Okami
   is the Japanese   
God of Rain and Snow
Marisha-Ten
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Light, Sun and Moon
Queen of heaven
Miyazu-Hime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Royalty
Musubi-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Love and Marriage
Appears as a handsome young lover.
Nai-no-Kami
   is the Japanese   
God of Earthquakes
Naka-Yama-Tsu-Mi
   is the Japanese   
God of Mountain Slopes
Nikko-Bosatsu
   is the Japanese   
God of Sunshine and Good Health
Ninigi-no-mikoto
   is the Japanese   
God of Rice
Ancestral god of the Japanese imperial family.
Nominosukune
   is the Japanese   
God of Wrestling
Oanomochi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Crater of Mt. Fuji.
Oho-Yama
   is the Japanese   
God of the Great Mountain
Okuni-Nushi
   is the Japanese   
God of Magic and Medicine
Ruler of the unseen things and the spirit world.
Raiden
   is the Japanese   
God of Thunder and Lightning
Ryo-Wo
   is the Japanese   
God of the Sea
Known as the Dragon King
Sambo-kojin
   is the Japanese   
God of the Kitchen
Pictured with three faces and two pairs of hands.
Sarutahiko Ohkami
   is the Japanese   
God of Crossroads, Paths and Overcoming Obstacles
Shinda Ainu
   is the Japanese   
God of Fertility of the Island of Hokkaido
Shine-Tsu-Hiko
   is the Japanese   
God of the Wind
He fills the space between heaven and earth.
Shoki
   is the Japanese   
God of the Afterlife and Exorcism
Suitengu
   is the Japanese   
Child God of the Sea
Sukuna-Biko
   is the Japanese   
Dwarf God of Healing, Agriculture and Hot Springs
Susanowa
   is the Japanese   
God of the Winds, Storms, Ocean and Snakes
Takami-Musubi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Sky and Creator of Living Things
Takemikadzuchi
   is the Japanese   
God of Thunder
Taki-Tsu-Hiko
   is the Japanese   
God of Rain
Tatsuta-hime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Autumn
Tenjin
   is the Japanese   
God of Learning, Language and Calligraphy
He taught humans to write.
Toyo-Uke-Bime
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Earth, Food and Agriculture
Toyouke-Omikami
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Grain
Tsuki-Yumi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Moon
Brother of the sun goddess Ameratsu.
Uga-Jin
   is the Japanese   
Serpent God of the Waters
Uga-no-Mitama
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Agriculture
Ukemochi
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Food and Fertility
Even her dead body produced food.
Uzume
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Joy and Happiness
Wakahiru-me
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Rising Sun
Wata-tsu-mi
   is the Japanese   
God of the Sea
Yabune
   is the Japanese   
God of the House
Yama-no-kami
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of the Hunt and Forest
Yuki-Onna
   is the Japanese   
Goddess of Winter
Also known as the Snow Queen


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