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Aumakua

Aumakua

aumakua In Hawaiian mythology, a family GUARDIAN SPIRIT god. The aumakua are linked to the nature gods, and they inhabit ...
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Awashima

Awashima

Awashima Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Festival: 3 March Harisaijo, Amaterasu’s daughter, was married to Sumiyoshi, kami of the sea, fishermen, ...
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Bosatsu

Bosatsu Enlightened One; Enlightened Being Also known as: Butsu Theoretically Bosatsu is merely the Japanese variant of the Sanskrit Bodhisattva ...
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Chimata

Chimata Also known as: Chimata-no-kami Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Chimata is lord of the crossroads, highways, byways, and footpaths. He ...
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Dosojin

Dosojin Road Blocking Spirits Also known as: Sae no Kami; Doosojin Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Dosojin are roadside deities and ...
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Fukurokuju

Fukurokuju Also known as: Fukurokujin Origin: Japan Fukurokuju is Lord of Wealth, Happiness, and Longevity. He is believed to derive ...
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Hachiman

Hachiman Also known as: Yawata Classification: Kami, Bosatsu Hachiman the Divine Warrior is the patron, guardian, and defender of Japan ...
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Hosogami

Hosogami Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Hosogami are smallpox spirits. (Hoso is smallpox in Japanese.) For safe recovery to health, the ...
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Hyotoko

Hyotoko The Fire Man; The Whistler Also known as: Hiotoko, Usoboki Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Hyotoko is the name of ...
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Inari

Inari Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Inari, spirit of abundance, fertility, growth, and rice, may be Japan’s most popular kami. Over ...
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Izanagi

Izanagi August Male; The Male Who Invites Origin: Japan Izanagi and Izanami, the celestial pair, formed the universe. (See Izanami ...
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Izanami

Izanami August Female; The Female Who Is Invited Also known as: Izanami-no-mikoto Origin: Japan According to the creation saga told ...
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Jizo

Jizo Earth Treasure;Womb of the Earth Classification: Bodhisattva; Bosatsu The Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha arrived in Japan with Buddhism in the eighth ...
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Kajishin

Kajishin Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Kajishin is the kami of ironworking and smithcraft. In Japan, as elsewhere, ironworkers doubled as ...
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Kanayago

Kanayago The Iron Worker’s Child Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Kanayago, a celestial kami, stepped off the moon tree intending to ...
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Konohana Sakkuya Hime

Konohana Sakkuya Hime Also known as: Konohanasakuya; Sengensama Origin: Japan Classification: Kami Konohana Sakkuya Hime is the presiding spirit of ...
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Koyasu

Koyasu Also known as: Koyasu-sama; Koyasu-gami: Koyasu Kannon Origin: Japan Classification: Kami; Bosatsu Koyasu protects children and facilitates safe, easy, ...
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Nurikabe

Nurikabe Origin: Japan Nurikabe is a spirit that manifests as a wall. Unlike regular walls, however, the Nurikabe is mobile ...
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