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Resources on Japanese gods, goddesses and founding myths.
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The Famly Tree Of Gods
Genealogy of and clickable link (includes comparison of Greek and Japanese myth) to the Japanese gods: Izanami, Izanaki, Ohyamatsumi, Amateras, Susanoh, Kusinada, Iwanagahime, Konohananosakuyahime, Hononinigi, Ohkuninushi, Toyotamabime, Hoori, Hoderi, Tamayoribime, Ugayahukiaezu, and Jinmu.

Japanese Creation Myth
Shinto creation story.

Japanese Gods and Goddesses
This article is an introduction to a few of the Japanese gods and goddesses and mythological figures: Izanagai and Izanami, Sennin, Shishi, and the Seven Gods of Luck.

Japanese Mythology
The Japanese culture and arts have been strongly influenced by a widespread belief in ghosts, demons and supernatural spirits. The roots of Japanese mythology are in the Shinto religion, Taoism and Zen Buddhism. This article gives a short overview on major characters from Japanese mythology: Daruma, Kintaro, Oni, Raiden and Sarumawashi.

Japanese Mythology
The original gods and the creation of the first couple of dozen.


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