Japanese mythology includes a vast number of gods, goddesses, and spirits. Most of the stories concern the creation of the world, the foundation of the islands of Japan, and the activities of  deities,  humans, animals, spirits, and magical creatures. Some myths describe characters and events associated with particular places in Japan. Others are set in legendary locations, such as the heavens or the  underworld.   Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Iz-Le/Japanese-Mythology.html

Japanese mythology includes a vast number of gods, goddesses, and spirits. Most of the stories concern the creation of the world, the foundation of the islands of Japan, and the activities of deities, humans, animals, spirits, and magical creatures. Some myths describe characters and events associated with particular places in Japan. Others are set in legendary locations, such as the heavens or the underworld. Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Iz-Le/Japanese-Mythology.html

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

Susanoo [須佐之男], also known as Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto, is the Shinto god of the sea and storms. In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the powerful storm of Summer, is the brother of Amaterasu, the goddess of the Sun, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the Moon. A long-standing rivalry exists between Susanoo and his sister.

Susanoo [須佐之男], also known as Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto, is the Shinto god of the sea and storms. In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the powerful storm of Summer, is the brother of Amaterasu, the goddess of the Sun, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the Moon. A long-standing rivalry exists between Susanoo and his sister.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance.

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe.  In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Raijin. He is the God of Thunder and Lightning in Japanese mythology. He is also my favorite God in Japanese mythology because lightning is my favorite element.  Zeus has lightning too but he is extremely lame.

Raijin. He is the God of Thunder and Lightning in Japanese mythology. He is also my favorite God in Japanese mythology because lightning is my favorite element. Zeus has lightning too but he is extremely lame.

The yuki-onna (雪女, snow woman) is a snow woman ghost that despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals that get lost traveling in the snowy mountains. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints. There have been many stories about Yuki-onna in both written and oral form....

Yuki-Onna

The yuki-onna (雪女, snow woman) is a snow woman ghost that despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals that get lost traveling in the snowy mountains. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints. There have been many stories about Yuki-onna in both written and oral form....

The Futakuchi-onna (Two-Mouthed Woman) : in Japanese mythology, there was a miser who lived by himself because he did not want to spent money on food for a wife. When he met a woman who did not eat anything, he married her, but soon his stores of rice began decreasing. One day he stayed behind from work to spy on his new wife. He saw her hair part on the back of her head to reveal a gaping mouth. She unbound her hair, which reached out like tentacles to shovel the rice into the hungry mouth.

The Futakuchi-onna (Two-Mouthed Woman) : in Japanese mythology, there was a miser who lived by himself because he did not want to spent money on food for a wife. When he met a woman who did not eat anything, he married her, but soon his stores of rice began decreasing. One day he stayed behind from work to spy on his new wife. He saw her hair part on the back of her head to reveal a gaping mouth. She unbound her hair, which reached out like tentacles to shovel the rice into the hungry mouth.

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

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