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

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

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

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Ebisu – The Boneless God of Luck in Japanese Mythology
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Japanese mythology is full of many luck and fortune deities. What’s fascinating about them is that they come from multiple different religions, ...

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Tsukuyomi – The Japanese God of the Moon and Etiquette
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The Shinto kami god Tsukuyomi, also called Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, is one of the very few male moon deities in the world. Some of the other male moon gods ...

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Izanami and Izanagi – Japanese Gods of Creation and Death
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Just like Zeus and Hera in Greek mythology, Odin and Frigg in Norse myths, and Osiris and Isis in Egypt, Izanagi and Izanami are the Father and Mother ...

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Amaterasu – Goddess, Mother and Queen
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In Japan, also known as The Land of the Rising Sun, the Sun Goddess Amaterasu is regarded as the Supreme Deity in Shintoism. Viewed as the mother of the ...

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Susanoo –Japanese God of Sea Storms
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Susanoo is one of the most famous deities in Japanese Shintoism. As the god of the sea and of storms, he had great importance for the island nation. Unlike ...

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Raijin – The Japanese Thunder God
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In Japanese mythology, Raijin, the god of thunder, is unique in many ways. While most gods of thunder and storm in other religions and mythologies such as ...

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Fujin – the Japanese Wind God
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Fujin is the Japanese god of wind, worshipped in Shintoism, Buddhism, and Daoism alike. Like most wind deities in other religions, Fujin isn’t the most famous ...