Japanese Mythology

Japanese Mythology

Below you will discover fifteen glorious illustrations from Japanese Mythology in full color. They come from a wonderful book published in 1902. It was written by Alexander F. Otto and Theodore S. Holbrook. I wish I could tell you who drew these fantastic images, but no credit is given. The title page only says “With Illustrations, Drawn in Japan, by Native Artists.” Included are drawings of Raiden, the God of Thunder, Benzaiten, the Goddess of Grace and Beauty, and Fudu, the God of Punishment.

While doing research on Japanese Mythology, I have discovered that very often there are multiple spellings for the names of particular gods and goddesses. I have used the captions and descriptions as given in the text. However, I can’t vouch for their accuracy 118 years later. If you enjoy these images from Japanese myths, be sure to visit the galleries with more Japanese Gods or Japanese Symbols before you depart. Have a good time!

 


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