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Amaterasu

Great Goddess of Japan. Highest Sungoddess. She is the main goddess of the Shinto-Religion. Her Symbol is the raising sun disc, which is also shown on the Japanese Flag. She is responsible for sun, family and wisdom.

Her full name is Ama-terasu-o-mi-kami and She is the much-loved, benevolent Goddess of the Sun. She is the highest Deity of the ancient Shinto faith of Japan. Her worship flourished prior to 1945, when it was attacked by the occupying American force as too nativistic and nationalistic. Amaterasu, highest expression of the Spirit of Nature, would serve well as Matron of a Japanese environmental movement.

Amaterasu-omi-Kami is the Ancestress of Jimmu Tenno, the First Emperor of the nation. Japanese legends tell that the Goddess had three sacred items called Sanshu No Jingi, which are the sword, the jewel, and the mirror. The sword represents might and honor, the jewel blessed wealth and beauty upon the nation, and the mirror represents self-knowledge. It has come to represent her divinity, but it is not unreasonable to regard it as a symbol of imagination, consciousness.

Ama no Uzume

The witty goddess of persuasion, who performed a lewd dance to entice Amaterasu out of the cave in which she was hiding.

Aryong Jong

Korean goddess of rainfall.
Benten "Lady Fortune": Benten, also known as Benzaiten, is the beloved Goddess of Luck of the Shinto faith. Of the Seven Deities of Luck (or Happiness), She is the only female.

Goddess of language, wisdom, literature, love, music and the sea.

Bixia Yuanjin "Princess of Clouds": This Chinese Taoist Goddess is responsible for dawn and childbirth, as well as destiny. Dawn and childbirth are two concepts often, and quite understandably, linked in world mythology: the rising of the sun, the bringing of light to the earth, is equated with the child emerging from the darkness of the womb to the light of the world.

Brag-srin-mo

Ancestral goddess of Tibet. She mated with a monkey and bore six children who, when fed a special food, shed their tails and fur and became the first Tibetans.

Chang-O

Originally a woman who lived on earth and became a goddess when she drank all the water of immortality that was given to her husband by the gods as an award, thereby cheating him of that honor. (China)

Chup-Kamu

Sun goddess of the Ainu peoples. Originally she was the moon goddess but after one night overhead watching all the adulterous behavings below she begged the sun god to trade places with her; he did.

Feng Pho-Pho

Goddess of the winds of China, Feng Pho-Pho was pictured as riding a tiger for her steed and with clouds for her roadway. She was depicted as an old, wrinkled woman. On calm days, it was thought she rounded up the winds and stuffed them into the bag she carried on her shoulder.
Fuji "Mother Mountain": Fuji the mountain is well-known in the West, often being pictured in travel guides and on post cards. But Fuji (or Fujiyama) is also an ancient fire Goddess of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan. Following the arrival of modern Japanese people, the Ainu were decimated and driven north; they now reside on the northern island of Hokkaido.

In the myths of many cultures volcanoes have been seen as female forces (Aetna in Italy, Pele in Hawaii, and Chuginadak in the Aleutians). The aboriginal Japanese Ainus saw volcanic fire as female also, naming their chief divinity Fuji, goddess of the famous mountain that now bears her name.

Gaomei

Originally an ancient Chinese goddess whose name, means "first mother". She was later changed into a male divinity.
gLu-maa Ghirdhima "Lady of Music and Song": This Goddess of Music and Song is one of the Eight Mothers of Buddhism. She is peaceful and benevolent in nature. She also appears in the Bardo.

Heng-o

Goddess of the moon. Consort of Yi the Archer.


Hsi Wang Mu

Chinese Mother goddess of the Western Paradise.

Inari "Lady Vixen": This Shinto Goddess is often personified as a vixen, or female fox. She is responsible for smithcraft and rice, as well as love and prosperity.
IZANAMI The mother goddess of the Shinto legends, she was the sister spouse of Izangi,who descended to the netherworld after her,but failed to bring her back. At the beginning,according to Japanese myth,there was only an ocean of chaos. From this arose Kunitokotatchi,supreme deity of Shinto,and two other deities, Izanami and her husband. Together they created the world and also its divine rulers,Amaterasu the sun goddess,Tsuki-yomi the moon god and Susanowo the god of storms. Izanami died while giving birth to fire,and Izangi descended to the netherworld,seeking her release,explaining that the work of creation was not as yet finished. Meeting him at the entrance to yomotsu-kuni,Izanami requested that he remain there,while she secured her release with the death gods. Having waited for some time,Izangi entered and saw to his shock that Izanami was dead,rotting away. He fled,pursued by a hag,which he escaped by throwing down his headdress,which turned into a bunch of grapes,and while the hag stopped to eat the fruits,he ran on. Taking up the chase again,the hag was again delayed by Izangi,who broke his comb and threw it to the ground,where it became succulent bamboo shoots,which again the hag stopped to eat.

Next,Izanami (who was the hag) sent eight thunder gods after her husband,with an army of horrible warriors,but Izangi reached the border between the land of the living and the land of the dead,and threw three peaches at his pursuers,routing them. Next he hauled a huge rock across the breach,sealing off yomotsu-kuni from the living world,and escaped to the world above.

Kamui-fuchi "Lady Hearth": This Hearth Goddess of the Ainu people of Japan is known as the Supreme Ancestress. She may be a deified tribal mother, or the spirit of female reproductivity and the home.
Kuan-Yin, Kannon
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Taoistic-Mothergoddess, Buddhist Goddess of Love and Humility. She is worshipped in whole China and Japan. Kannon is mostly shown as a white figure with wide clothes. Kuan-Yin is the most well-known Asian Goddess in the West. She is a Buddhist Deity worshipped primarily in China, but also in India, Japan (under the name Kwannon), Korea (as Kwanseieun) and South-East Asia.

Chinese is a mother/protectress type Goddess. She died in life but was made a Goddess, and because she saw a lot of pain while she was living, she swore to protect all humans, and would not rest until the suffering of man-kind ended.


Ma-Ku, Ma-Gu


Chinese Goddess of Spring, Health and Healing.

Mulhalmoni "Healing Waters": This Korean Goddess is the special Matron of women shamans. She is called on especially to heal ailments of the eye.

Nu-Wa Nügua, Nu-Kua

Great Goddess of the Chinese. She is the androgyn creator of mankind, which she formed out of the yellow mud of the great river. She and her male part are shown as two snakes. Also the symbol of yin-yang can be understood as her symbol.

Goddess inventor of marriage. In some myths the one who created mankind.

Onne-chip-kamui "Grandmother Tree": Her name means "Old Boat Goddess" and Her tales comes from the native Ainu of Japan. This is a beautiful story of maturation and exploration.
Pajau Yan "Lady Moon": Among the Chams of Vietnam, She is a benevolent Goddess of health, healing and good fortune. A lunar eclipse is Her way of honoring the Sun; She feeds the dead with the fragrant Flowers of Transition.
Po Ino Nogar "Great One": Among Vietnamese and Cambodians, Her name means "Great One." She is a polyandrous Goddess, Who gave people rice.

Sangs-rgyas-mkhá(

A Tibetan rain goddess.

Sengdroma

A Tibetan lion-faced goddess called upon as a protector of herds.

Sgeg-mo-ma

Tibetan Goddess of beauty, often depicted as holding a mirror.

Tara

Tibetan-Goddess. Helps humans to get rid of their desires.

"The Star Who Leads Across": A Savior Goddess much loved by the people, Tara protects humans from dangers both physical and spiritual. The mere utterance of Her name is believed to bring peace and dissipate all danger. Many myths in Hinduism, Jainism and Tantric Buddhism recount Her intercession in the lives of supplicants.

   

Tap-Tun

A little known Far Eastern goddess, whose temple (in Bangkok, Thailand) is virtually stacked with lingams (phalli) for use in phallic worship. Thai people, fond of magical charms and amulets anyway, also know phallic amulets. They are called palad khik or "representative phallus", the smaller of which are worn on the body and the larger ones displayed in temples or shrines.

It has been speculated that Thai phallic worship is based on influences from India.

Tatsu-ta-hime "Lady Wind": This Shinto Goddess oversees the wind and the season of autumn. Along with the God Tatsua-hiko, She is prayed to for an abundant harvest.

Tho-og

Tibetan Mother goddess, first of the gods to exist.

Tien Hou

Chinese ocean goddess who rode across the sky on clouds and, with her wind servants, looked for sailors in danger. She then hastened to their rescue.

Ui Tango

One of three Tibetan creator goddesses. The other two are Nguntre and Ninguerre.


Uka no Mitanna

Japanese rice goddess, usually pictured with foxes, her divine messengers.

Uminai-gami

(Okinawa) A creator goddess, who with her brother Umikii-gami, created humans and the land.

Wakahirume

The favorite weaving maiden of the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. She died when the evil Susanoo threw a flayed piebald colt through the roof of the "Heavenly Weaving Hall". Terrified, Wakahirume fell onto her shuttle, which fatally punctured her vagina. This so enraged Amaterasu that she closeted herself into the Sky-Rock-Cave, and only the creation of the world's first mirror could lure her back out. (In some interpretations, Wakahirume is the sun goddess' younger sister, or a younger dawn form of the divinity.)
Xi Hou "Lady of Ten Suns": This Chinese Goddess is the Mother of Ten Suns. Goddess who gave birth to ten suns. Each morning she bathes the ten suns, and then places the one which is to light that day into a chariot drawn by dragons for the day's journey.

Xiu Wenyin

Chinese Goddess of lightning and thunder.

Yama-No-Kami Japanese Goddess of the hunt. Goddess of the forest. Goddess of agriculture. Goddess of vegetation.
Yama-no-Karni This Japanese goddess was a spirit of sacred mountains, one who brought good luck to hunters and woodsmen who attended to her rites but she could be quite stern with those who did not. One-legged and one-eyed, she was invoked as a protector for women, for she has a secret box of souls from which she endows each new being. As a seasonal goddess, she annually gives birth to twelve children, the year's twelve months. In singular form, she is Yama-no-Shinbo, the mountain mother.
Yaoji This Chinese goddess was said to have been worshiped in the form of a sacred rock at the summit of a hill called the Mount of the Sorceress. According to an old legend, a king encountered her on that hill in a dream in which she revealed not only her name but the location of a plant to be used in love magic.

Yaya-Zakurai

This Japanese cherry-tree goddess was a beautiful young woman each spring. She remained celibate while her beauty lasted, only taking lovers when her petals had fallen.

Yondung Halmoni

An ancient Korean wind goddess, she is celebrated in shamanic rituals where she is fed rice cakes.

Yuki-Onne

(Japan) To those lost in blizzards, struggling futilely against the cold, she came, soothing them, singing to lull them to sleep, then breathing a deathly cold breath on them. The "snow maiden" was the spirit of death by freezing; a calm, pale woman who appeared to the dying, making their death quiet and painless.

Yum-chen-mo

Tibetan Goddess of wisdom.

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