Goddess Uzume - Shinto Goddess of Dance and Joy

Goddess Uzume – Shinto Goddess of Dance and Happiness

Goddess Uzume (Ame-no-Uzume) is a Shinto Goddess who overflows with joy and is also considered the Goddess of Dance. It is said that Uzume was the one who created the Kagura dance style that continues to be danced in Japan to this day. Uzume is also considered the goddess of entertainment in general, and the …

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Goddess Ukemochi - Shinto Goddess of Cooking and Food

Goddess Ukemochi – Shinto Goddess of Cooking and Food

Goddess Ukemochi is a Shinto Goddess responsible for cooking and food, especially grains. There are several grain-related deities, such as Goddess Inari, for example, and Ukemochi is often seen as an aspect of Goddess Toyouke (in the main image here) and Goddess Ogetsuhime which can lead us to see Ukemochi as a Goddess Triple. Although …

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Goddess Amaterasu - Shinto Goddess of the Sun and Mother of all

Goddess Amaterasu – Shinto Goddess of the Sun and Mother of all

Goddess Amaterasu is the Goddess of the Sun worshipped in Japan. Possessing the rising sun as a symbol, every morning she is greeted by the people through prayers. Amaterasu is one of the main Goddesses of Shinto. In Shinto the best denomination for Goddesses and Gods is “Kami”, it is common to see the name …

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Goddess Konohana Sakuya Goddess of Flowers and Volcanoes 1

Goddess Konohana Sakuya – Shinto Goddess of Flowers and Volcanoes

Goddess Konohana Sakuya-Hime is the Goddess who represents flowers and life, also representing mountains and volcanoes. Her main shrine is located on Mount Fuji. Sometimes called simply as Sakuya, this Goddess is also related to the cherry blossoms as they show their beauty and soon disappear. This represents the cycle of life and death. Her …

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Goddess Inari - Shinto Goddess of Agriculture and prosperity

Goddess Inari – Shinto Goddess of Agriculture and Prosperity

Goddess Inari, also considered an aspect of Ukanomitama, is one of the main Shinto deities in Japan, possessing more than one thousand and two hundred altars and temples dedicated to her (not counting the small and homemade altars found on roads). Rice planting is on the basis of Japanese culture and society, therefore Inari is …

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