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Japanese Mythology
Bishamonten (Vaisravana) – Japanese Mythology

East-Asian religions are fascinating not just on their own but because of their relationship with each other. Many deities and spirits flow from one ...

Japanese Gods of War – A List

Japanese mythology is a captivating mixture of several different religions and cultures, including Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism. Nevertheless, the most ...

Shinigami – Grim Reapers of Japanese Mythology

The Shinigami are some of the most unique and interesting characters in Japanese mythology. Latecomers into the mythos of Japanese Shintoism, Buddhism, and ...

Hachiman –Japanese God of War, Archery, and the Samurai

Hachiman is one of the most beloved Japanese kami deities as well as a prime example of how Japanese culture has combined elements from the many different ...

Ebisu – The Boneless God of Luck in Japanese Mythology

Japanese mythology is full of many luck and fortune deities. What’s fascinating about them is that they come from multiple different religions, ...