Japanese Mythology: God Izanagi and Goddess Izanami were married to each other. Izanami could give birth to anything. One day she created the island of Japan. Izanami died when she gave birth to the god of fire from deadly burns during labor. By then she had given birth to 14 islands and 35 gods. God Izanagi was desperate about the loss of his beloved companion and went down to the underworld to search for Izanami and found her...
In Japanese mythology the two deities Izanagi (The Male Who Invites) and Izanami (The Female Who Invites) are the creators of Japan and its gods. In one important myth, they descend to Yomitsu Kuni, the underworld and land of darkness. Stories about Izanagi and Izanami are told in two works from the A . D . 700S, the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) and the Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan).
Hermes/Mercury | divine herald; guide of the dead; God of herding, trade, thievery,travel, crossroads, diplomacy, writing, intellect, astronomy and calendars
Translation: ogre, demon Habitat: Hell; remote mountains, caves, islands, abandoned fortresses Diet: omnivorous; especially livestock, humans, and alcohol Appearance: Oni are one the greatest icons of Japanese folklore. They are large and scary, standing taller than the tallest man, and sometimes many times that. They come in many varieties, but are most commonly depicted with red or blue skin, wild hair, two or more horns, and fang-like tusks. Other variations exist in different colors…
Orpheus and Eurydice - Gods and Mortals in Love by Hugh Ross Williamson, 1935. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac
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Daruma is the founder of Zen Buddhism in Japan (552 AD). Originally an Indian priest named Bodhidharma, he crossed all over China to introduce Buddhism in Japan. The legend says that he crossed the sea from China to Japan standing on a bamboo
Ittan-momen / 一反木綿 ("One-tenth hectare of cotton") is a Tsukumogami formed from a roll of cotton. Ittan-momen flies through the air at night and attacks humans, often by wrapping around their faces to smother them.
Raiju Mythology | Raiju is a legendary creature in Japanese mythology. Its name ...
奪衣婆 (Old Woman Who Strips Clothes) Datsue-ba is an old woman who sits at the edge of the Sanzu River and according to mythology, when a child dies, its soul has to cross this river. Since they haven’t accumulated enough experience, they cannot cross it and so they are met by her. She strips the child’s clothes and asks them to build a pile of pebbles on which they can climb to reach paradise. When she sees their success, she maliciously knocks out the pile.
The Spinning Goddess ; 1936 ; Bertha Lum
Paritegi [Pali Kongju, The Rejected Princess, The Seventh Princess] is the Korean Goddess Who Guides Dead Souls to the Underworld. Paritegi is venerated by Korean shamans. She banishes ghosts, soothes restless spirits, and may be invoked to transmit and receive messages from those on the Other Side. She is petitioned to rescue souls stuck in hell dimensions. She leads souls back and forth over the thresholds of life and death.
Chōchinobake- Japanese folklore: a flying paper lantern headed creature with one eye and a long tongue that can spit out fire gusts.
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