Enma – Regent of Hell
Enma, Japanese Buddhist Lord of Hell, a path of Yama, Lord of Death, is the most powerful of the Kings of Hell. He rules Jigoku, the hell realm of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. After death, Enma decides whether a human soul has been sinful or virtuous and determines their next destination. During life, people are cautioned to behave ethically because Enma is always watching. Enma is served by Oni. His primary opponent is the Bodhisattva Jizo.
Enma and his son, Koenma (“Little Enma”), run the Spirit World in the Japanese manga/anime series YuYu Hakusho.
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Emma-O; Emma; Enmaten; Emmaten; Emma-sama; Enma-sama; Emma-Daio
Enma-sama is a large, imposing red-faced, black-bearded man.
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