Japanese Gods and Goddesses
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Worshipped by prostitutes, landlords, singers and musicians.
When he runs downstairs, the thunder is coming towards you. When he runs upstairs it recedes.
Divine Lord of the Middle Heavens'
Had to take refuge in a cave following a bit of domestic violence.
He is pictured as a Cyclops.
His name means "August Star of Heaven".
Killed by the sky god Takami-Musubi.
To whom the devout turned at the moment of their death.
Also rules wisdom, poetry, good fortune and water. The goddess of everything that flows.
Rituals are performed to get rid of him.
He is one of the Shichi Fukujin
He was originally a phallic god
She was originally the moon goddess
He sits on a ball of rice beating his sack with a hammer
He is the patron god of fishermen and fishing.
Don't say his name in a crowded room
He is the judge of the dead.
Seen as a terrifying dark demon in a leopard skin
Is depicted as having an elongated head and short bandy legs
A war god and general of Ameratsu.
Goes on the road as "The Sage with the Toad"
He binds the feet of lovers with a red silken cord.
Divine protector of the Japanese people.
Guards the health of little children.
Hardly a job to be boastful of.
And the wisdom of being content.
And the creator of everything good and right
One of the Shichi Fukujin.
Although rivers had their own god, ruler of all rivers.
She lives in an enoki tree.
The Blossom Princess, she is the
Appears as a handsome young lover.
Ancestral god of the Japanese imperial family.
Ruler of the unseen things and the spirit world.
Pictured with three faces and two pairs of hands.
He fills the space between heaven and earth.
He taught humans to write.
Brother of the sun goddess Ameratsu.
Even her dead body produced food.
Also known as the Snow Queen
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