Fudo

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:

Fudo-sama

FAVOURED PEOPLE:

Astrologers

ICONOGRAPHY:

An elderly man surrounded by fire; a man

ATTRIBUTES:

A rope with which to bind evil spirits and a sword to sever ties to the material

ELEMENT

Fire

Direction:

West

Creature:

Dragon

Sacred site:

A temple atop Mount Okiyama; Fudo Taki, “Fudo’s Waterfall,” on Japan’s Mount Akakura

SEE ALSO:

  • Buddha

SOURCE:

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.

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