Fudo – The Immutable One
Fudo, Lord of Wisdom and Fire, may be the Japanese manifestation of Dainichi Buddha. Emerging as an independent entity in the twelfth century, Fudo protects against danger and disaster. He is invoked against fire and theft. Fudo brings devoteesfinancial prosperity. He banishes evil spirits. Fudo is the guardian spirit of the Year of the Rooster and those people born under that Chinese astrological sign. He Demonstrates wrath by causing sudden blindness.
ALSO KNOWN AS:
An elderly man surrounded by fire; a man
A rope with which to bind evil spirits and a sword to sever ties to the material
A temple atop Mount Okiyama; Fudo Taki, “Fudo’s Waterfall,” on Japan’s Mount Akakura
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.