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Benten is the Goddess of fortune. She protects love, music, and literature.

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Kotoamatsukami is a group of the first Gods in existence. They were Amenominakanushi, the central master, Takamimusubi, the high creator, and Kamimusubi, the divine creator.

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Bishamon is the God of War. He protects soldiers, banishes demons, and protects against disease.

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Susanoo-no-Mikoto is the God of the sea and storms. He does not get along with his brother and sister, the Moon and Sun God and Goddess

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Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto is the God of the Moon. He lives in the heavens with his sister the sun goddess.

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Hoori is the God of Hunting. He is considered a hero and descended from the first Emperor.

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Izanami is the wife of the Creator of the heavens. She died during childbirth

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Izanagi is the Chinese God of creation. He was married to Izanami. He is the father of the Moon God, Sun Goddess, and Sea God.

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The kappa is a mischievous water spirit. He has a spot filled with water on his dead.If the water is all lost, the kappa will lose its power.

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