Aizen-Myoo- God of love, worshipped by prostitutes, landlords, singers and musicians.
Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone- God of thunder.
Ama-No-Minaka-Nushi- 'Divine Lord of the Middle Heavens' and god of the Pole Star.
Amaterasu- Shinto goddess of the sun and the leader of the Shinto pantheon.
Amatsu Mikaboshi- God of evil, his name means "August Star of Heaven".
Amatsu-Kami- Gods of heaven who live 'above' the earthly plain. Heavenly and eternal.
Ama-Tsu-Mara- Shinto god of smiths. He is pictured as a Cyclops.
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari- Shinto water goddess.
Ame-No-Wakahiko- God sent to rule the earth. Killed by the sky god Takami-Musubi.
Amida- God of death, to whom the devout turned at the moment of their death.
Am-No-Tanabata-Hime- Goddess of weavers.
Baku- A good spirit, known as the 'eater of dreams'.
Benten- Goddess of love, the arts, wisdom, poetry, good fortune and water.
Benzai-Ten- See Benten.
Bimbogami- God of poverty. Rituals are performed to get rid of him.
Binzuru-Sonja- God of curing illness and good vision.
Bishamon- God of war, justice and protector of the law. He is one of the Shichi Fukujin
Bosatsu- Manifestation of the Buddha in the past, present or future. See bodhisattva.
Butsu- See Buddha.
Chien-shin- A kami which is related to particular geographical area
Chimata-no-kami- Go of crossroads, highways and footpaths. He was originally a phallic god
Chup-Kamui- Sun goddess of the Ainu. She was originally the moon goddess
Daibosatsu- The Great bodhisattva or the Buddha in his last incarnation.
Daikoku- God of wealth, the soil and patron of farmers.
Dainichi- Buddhist personification of purity and wisdom.
Dosojin- God of roads.
Dozoku-shin- Ancestral kami of a dozoku, or clan.
Ebisu- God of the wealth of the sea, he is the patron god of fishermen and fishing.
Ekibiogami- God of plagues and epidemics.
Emma-o- Japanese Buddhist god of the underworld. He is the judge of the dead.
Fudo- God of fire and wisdom, god of Astrology.
Fujin- Shinto god of the wind. Seen as a terrifying dark demon in a leopard skin.
Fukurokuju- Shinto god of wisdom, luck and prosperity.
Funadama- The boat-spirit, goddess who protects and helps mariners and fishermen.
Futsu-Nushi-no-Kami- God of fire and lightning, a war god and general of Amaterasu.
Gama- God of longevity.
Gekka-o- God of marriage. He binds the feet of lovers with a red silken cord.
Hachiman- God of war and agriculture, divine protector of the Japanese people.
Haniyasu-hiko- God of the earth.
Haniyasu-hime- Goddess of the earth.
Haya-Ji- God of the whirlwind.
Hiruko- God of the morning sun. Guards the health of little children.
Hoso-no-Kami- God of smallpox.
Hotei God of happiness, laughter and the wisdom of being content.
Ida-Ten- Buddhist god of the law and of monasteries. A handsome young man.
Ika-Zuchi-no-Kami- Group of even Shinto demons who reside in the Underworld.
Iki-Ryo- The spirit of anger and envy which harms.
Inari- Both a male and female deity, god/goddess of rice and agriculture.
Isora God of the seashore.
Izanagi- Primordial god of the sky and the creator of everything good and right.
Izanami- Primordial goddess of the earth and darkness.
Jinushigami- Minor deity who watches over a town or plot of land.
Jizo- Japanese Buddha of great compassion.
Juichimen- Buddhist god of mercy.
Jurojin- Shinto god of longevity and a happy old age. One of the Shichi Fukujin
Kagutsuchi- Japanese god of fire.
Kamado-gami- Gods of the hearth.
Kami-kaze- God of wind, storms and viscous cold weather.
Kaminari- Goddess of thunder, the Thunder Queen and the Heavenly Noise.
Kanayama-hiko- God of metals.
Kanayama-hime- Goddess of metals.
Kawa-no-Kami- God of rivers. Although rivers had their own god, ruler of all rivers.
Kenro-Ji-Jin- God of earth.
Kishi-Bojin- Goddess of children and childbirth
Kishijoten-- Goddess of luck and beauty
Kishimo-jin- Buddhist goddess of compassion and protectress of children.
Kojin- Ancient tree deity and goddess of the kitchen. She lives in an enoki tree.
Ko-no-Hana- The Blossom Princess, she is the goddess of spring
Koshin- God of the roads.
Koya-no-Myoin- God of the sacred Mount Koya
Kukunochi-no-Kami- Shinto god of the trees.
Kuni-Toko-tachi- Earth deity who lives in Mt. Fuji.
Kura-Okami- God of rain and snow.
Marisha-Ten- Queen of heaven, goddess of the light, sun and moon.
Mawaya-no-kami- Kami, or deity of the toilet
Miro- Japanese name for Maitreya.
Miyazu-Hime- Goddess of royalty.
Monju-Bosatsu- Japanese Buddhist bosatsu of wisdom and knowledge.
Musubi-no-Kami- God of love and marriage. Appears as a handsome young lover.
Nai-no-Kami- God of earthquakes.
Naka-Yama-Tsu-Mi- God of mountain slopes.
Nikko-Bosatsu- Buddhist god of sunshine and good health.
Ninigi-no-mikoto- Rice god and ancestral god of the Japanese imperial family.
Nominosukune- God of wrestling.
Nyorai- Japanese name for all of the Buddha's appearances.
Oanomochi- God of the crater of Mt. Fuji.
Ohonamochi- A god of the earth.
Oho-Yama- The great mountain god.
Okuni-Nushi- God of magic and medicine, ruler of the unseen things and the spirit world.
Owatatsumi- God of the sea.
Oyamatsumi- A god of the mountains
Raiden- God of thunder and lightning
Ryo-Wo- God of the sea. known as the Dragon King
Sae-no-Kami- A group of kami, or deities, who guard the roads of Japan.
Sambo-kojin- God of the kitchen. Pictured with three faces and two pairs of hands.
Sarutahiko Ohkami- God of crossroads, paths and overcoming obstacles.
Sengen- See Ko-no-Hana.
Shaka- The silent sage, the wisest and first appearance of Buddha on earth.
Shichi Fujukin- Gods of Luck: Benten, Bishamon, Daikoku, Ebisu, Fukurokuju, Hotei
Shinda- Ainu fertility god of the island of Hokkaido.
Shine-Tsu-Hiko- God of the wind, he fills the space between heaven and earth.
Shoden- See Ganesha.
Shoki- God of the afterlife and exorcism.
Suijin- Deity of the water.
Suitengu- Child god of the sea.
Sukuna-Biko- Dwarf god of healing, agriculture and hot springs.
Susano-wo- God of the winds, storms, ocean and snakes in Shinto mythology.
Takami-Musubi- Primordial sky god and creator of living things in Shinto belief.
Takemikadzuchi- A thunder god.
Taki-Tsu-Hiko- God of rain.
Tatsuta-hime- Goddess of autumn.
Tenjin- God of learning, language and calligraphy. He taught humans to write.
Toyo-Uke-Bime- Goddess of earth, food and agriculture.
Toyouke-Omikami- Goddess of grain.
Tsuki-Yumi- God of the moon and brother of the sun goddess Ameratsu.
Uba- Spirit of the pine tree. Means 'old woman' or 'wet nurse'.
Uga-Jin- Serpent god of the waters and fertility of the earth.
Uga-no-Mitama- Goddess of agriculture.
Ukemochi- Goddess of fertility and food.
Uzume- Shinto goddess of joy and happiness.
Wakahiru-me- Goddess of the rising sun.
Wata-tsu-mi- God of the sea.
Yabune- Japanese house god.
Yama-no-kami- Goddess of the hunt, forest, agriculture and vegetation.
Yamato- The soul or spirit of Japan.
Yuki-Onna- The Snow Queen or goddess of winter.
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