The Kappas are water demons in Japanese mythology. They are monkey-like creatures with saucer-shaped heads, yellowish-green skin, and long noses. Their main weakness is that their heads are filled with water, which gives them strength. If the water is spilled, the demon loses it's power and can be easily overcome. Reference Book: Dictionary of Ancient DeitiesBook: … [Read more...]
Japanese Mythology includes the folklore of Shinto and Buddhist traditions. The oldest surviving account of Japanese mythos is the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters). Read articles about Japanese mythology below.
Izanagi and Izanami were the two young gods chosen to bring order to the world of chaos in Japanese mythology. Izanagi was a tall and as strong as a willow sapling, while Izanami, his consort, was delicate in manner and speech, and as beautiful as the air that filled the High Plain of Heaven. The Lord of Heaven then gave Izanagi his legendary spear, Amanonuboko. Izanagi … [Read more...]