Idaten In Japanese Buddhist mythology, god of peace and contemplation. Portrayed as a young man of martial bearing, he carries a halberd. The loose parts of his garment are kept in place by his feet as a symbol of subdued sexuality. He also is sometimes portrayed with both hands resting on the pommel of his sword.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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