Japanese
Mythology
Probably about 10,000 b.c. people
whom we now call the Jōmon were
living in Japan.
The name Jˉo mon (“ropepattern”)
comes ...
A large clay vessel imprinted with the distinctive
rope pattern of the Jōmon period of early Japanese
history.
By fourth century B.C. a new
culture emerged in Japan.
These people—named Yayoi, after
the place where their homes were
fi...
In Yayoi period, there were called
prominent people. YAMATO CLAN
Yamato leaders extended their
rule over the Japanese isla...
This creation myth, or story about
the creation of the world, became
central to the Shinto religion. Once
writing was intr...
Japanese Mythology is largely
derived from the state religion
of Shinto. While Buddhism has
overtaken much of Japan,
many ...
The early Japanese believed
that the world around them was
inhabited by gods and spirits.
Almost every aspect of Japan's
s...
Ancient Japanese elevated
this fascination with nature
into what was later called
Shinto, the Way of the kami.
Kami

Natural
Phenomena

Mountain

Stream

Ujikami

(Clan deities)

Ancestral
Spirits
The birth of Japan
In the beginning, there was nothing but a
shapeless egg of swirling gases. Slowly, the
lighter areas ro...
Izanagi and Izanami were commanded by the
heavenly deities "to complete and solidify the
drifting land" - in other words t...
The Creation
of the Land
Discovering that their bodies were
differently formed, Izanagi asked his
spouse Izanami if she was agreeable to
giving bir...
.
They returned to heaven to consult the
gods who told them that their mistake lay in
the marriage ritual: Izanami should ...
The last god produced by Izanami was
the fire god, whose birth scorched her
genitals so badly that she died. However, as
s...
Izanagi and Izanami

They are the
creator god
and
goddesses.
Aizen-Myoo
 God of Love
 Worshipped
by prostitutes,
landlords,
singers and
musicians.
Amaterasu
 The goddess of
the sun.
 Leader of the
Shinto pantheon.
 Born from the
left eye of Izanagi.
Susanoo-no-mikoto
God of the
sea and
storms, as
well as
snakes and
farming.
TSUKUYOMI-NO-MIKOTO

The moon god
Born from the
right eye of
Izanagi.
Benten or Benzaiten
Goddess of
love, the arts,
wisdom,
poetry, good
fortune and
water.
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari
Shinto
water
goddess.
Ryo-Wo
God of the
sea. known
as the
Dragon King
Hachiman
The god
of war and
the divine
protector of
Japan and its
people.
Uke- mochi
Goddess of
food who
blesses the
Earth with
abundance.
Tenjin
God of
learning,
language and
calligraphy.
He taught
humans to
write.
Fujin
Shinto god of
the wind.
Seen as a
terrifying
dark demon in
a leopard skin
Abumi-guchi
A furry creature
formed from the
stirrup of a
mounted military
commander
works for Yama
Orochi
Abura-akago
An
infant ghost who
licks the oil out
of andon lamps.
Akaname
The spirit
who licks
the untidy
bathroom.
Abura-sumashi
A spirit who
lives on a
mountain pass
in Kumamoto
Prefecture
Amabie
A Japanese
mermaid who
prophesied
either an
abundant
harvest or an
epidemic.
Baku
An
auspicious
beast who
can devour
nightmares.
AKASHITA
A red tounge
beast with hairy
clawed hands
and hairy
face,with most
of its body
hidden in the
dark clouds.
AME-ONNA
“Rain woman”
A female spirit
standing in
the middle of
the rain
while licking
her hand.
FUTAKUCHI-ONNA
“ two mouthed
woman”
A woman with a
second mouth
behind her
head under her
hair.
HONE-ONNA
“bone woman”
Monster who kills
men by
grabbing their
hands &
holding them
until the victim
becomes a
skeleton it...
HYOSUBE
A child-size river
monster.
Lives in
underwater cave,
ventures onto
land at night to
eat rice plants.
KASHA
A humanoid catdemon with the
head of a cat or
demon and with
a burning tail.
They steal
corpses of not
yet buried an...
THANK YOU!!!
PRESENTED BY:

ETHEL MARIE CASIDO &
MARIA JHONA MONTALBAN
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
Japanese mythology powerpoint (gods/goddesses & monsters)
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  1. 1. Japanese Mythology
  2. 2. Probably about 10,000 b.c. people whom we now call the Jōmon were living in Japan. The name Jˉo mon (“ropepattern”) comes from a type of pottery they made. It looks as if rope was pressed onto it to make markings, or it was made by coiling strips of clay.
  3. 3. A large clay vessel imprinted with the distinctive rope pattern of the Jōmon period of early Japanese history.
  4. 4. By fourth century B.C. a new culture emerged in Japan. These people—named Yayoi, after the place where their homes were first found by archaeologists. The archeologists thought that in those periods, they came from China and Korea or persons who were traded with.
  5. 5. In Yayoi period, there were called prominent people. YAMATO CLAN Yamato leaders extended their rule over the Japanese islands through warfare and diplomacy. To justify their control, the Yamato rulers associated their clan with a story about the beginning of the world that linked them to the gods who had created it.
  6. 6. This creation myth, or story about the creation of the world, became central to the Shinto religion. Once writing was introduced in Japan, those oral traditions were recorded in the Kojiki (Book of Ancient Things) and the Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan, compiled in the eighth century).
  7. 7. Japanese Mythology is largely derived from the state religion of Shinto. While Buddhism has overtaken much of Japan, many people still practice Shinto, mostly for tradition rather than actual belief in the surrounding mythology.
  8. 8. The early Japanese believed that the world around them was inhabited by gods and spirits. Almost every aspect of Japan's stunning natural beauty evoked a sense of awe and wonder among its people.
  9. 9. Ancient Japanese elevated this fascination with nature into what was later called Shinto, the Way of the kami.
  10. 10. Kami Natural Phenomena Mountain Stream Ujikami (Clan deities) Ancestral Spirits
  11. 11. The birth of Japan In the beginning, there was nothing but a shapeless egg of swirling gases. Slowly, the lighter areas rose up to form the heavens, and the darker, denser material sank to form the earth. Three gods created themselves, and hid in heaven. Landmasses floated about on the surface of the earth until eventually something appeared drifting between heaven and earth. It looked like the first shoot of a new reed and two gods were born from it, who also hid. Seven more gods were born in this way, the last two being Izanagi and Izanami.
  12. 12. Izanagi and Izanami were commanded by the heavenly deities "to complete and solidify the drifting land" - in other words to form the Japanese islands. Standing on the "Floating Bridge of Heaven," they wondered whether there was anything below them, and so dipped the heavenly Jeweled Spear into the sea below to find out. They stirred the brine with a churning sound, and when they lifted up the spear again, the dripping brine from the tip of the spear piled up and became the island of Onogoro. Descending from the heavens, Izanagi and Izanami decided to make their home there, and stuck the spear into the ground to form the Heavenly Pillar.
  13. 13. The Creation of the Land
  14. 14. Discovering that their bodies were differently formed, Izanagi asked his spouse Izanami if she was agreeable to giving birth to the land in order to produce more islands. When she agreed, they devised a marriage ritual: they walked around the Heavenly Pillar in opposite directions; when they met, Izanami said "How lovely! I have met a handsome man!“ and then they made love. Instead of producing an island, however, she gave birth to a deformed leech-child, which they cast a drift on the sea in a reed boat
  15. 15. . They returned to heaven to consult the gods who told them that their mistake lay in the marriage ritual: Izanami should not have spoken first when they met around the pillar, as it is not a woman's place to initiate a conversation. In order to have children, they repeated the ritual, but this time, Izanagi spoke first. On their return to earth, Izanagi and Izanami tried again and were successful. Over time, Izanami bore all the islands of Japan. They produced gods to beautify the islands, and also made gods of wind, trees, rivers, and mountains, completing the creation of Japan.
  16. 16. The last god produced by Izanami was the fire god, whose birth scorched her genitals so badly that she died. However, as she died, she continued to produce more gods from her vomit, urine, and excreta. Izanagi was so angry that he cut off the fire god's head, but drops of his blood fell on the earth, producing still more deities.
  17. 17. Izanagi and Izanami They are the creator god and goddesses.
  18. 18. Aizen-Myoo  God of Love  Worshipped by prostitutes, landlords, singers and musicians.
  19. 19. Amaterasu  The goddess of the sun.  Leader of the Shinto pantheon.  Born from the left eye of Izanagi.
  20. 20. Susanoo-no-mikoto God of the sea and storms, as well as snakes and farming.
  21. 21. TSUKUYOMI-NO-MIKOTO The moon god Born from the right eye of Izanagi.
  22. 22. Benten or Benzaiten Goddess of love, the arts, wisdom, poetry, good fortune and water.
  23. 23. Ame-No-Mi-Kumari Shinto water goddess.
  24. 24. Ryo-Wo God of the sea. known as the Dragon King
  25. 25. Hachiman The god of war and the divine protector of Japan and its people.
  26. 26. Uke- mochi Goddess of food who blesses the Earth with abundance.
  27. 27. Tenjin God of learning, language and calligraphy. He taught humans to write.
  28. 28. Fujin Shinto god of the wind. Seen as a terrifying dark demon in a leopard skin
  29. 29. Abumi-guchi A furry creature formed from the stirrup of a mounted military commander works for Yama Orochi
  30. 30. Abura-akago An infant ghost who licks the oil out of andon lamps.
  31. 31. Akaname The spirit who licks the untidy bathroom.
  32. 32. Abura-sumashi A spirit who lives on a mountain pass in Kumamoto Prefecture
  33. 33. Amabie A Japanese mermaid who prophesied either an abundant harvest or an epidemic.
  34. 34. Baku An auspicious beast who can devour nightmares.
  35. 35. AKASHITA A red tounge beast with hairy clawed hands and hairy face,with most of its body hidden in the dark clouds.
  36. 36. AME-ONNA “Rain woman” A female spirit standing in the middle of the rain while licking her hand.
  37. 37. FUTAKUCHI-ONNA “ two mouthed woman” A woman with a second mouth behind her head under her hair.
  38. 38. HONE-ONNA “bone woman” Monster who kills men by grabbing their hands & holding them until the victim becomes a skeleton itself
  39. 39. HYOSUBE A child-size river monster. Lives in underwater cave, ventures onto land at night to eat rice plants.
  40. 40. KASHA A humanoid catdemon with the head of a cat or demon and with a burning tail. They steal corpses of not yet buried and who had been sinful in life.
  41. 41. THANK YOU!!!
  42. 42. PRESENTED BY: ETHEL MARIE CASIDO & MARIA JHONA MONTALBAN

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