Japanese mythology

BISHAMON

Picture of the Japanese War God Bishamon from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Shinto War God

Also known as BISHAMON-TEN, BISHAMONTEN

Good Fortune God of War

Clad in fearsome armor, he sorts out enemies, protects against disease and loves a good demon-bashing. He also hands out rewards to the law-abiding.

If that all sounds good, it’s probably because he’s also a Good Fortune God. See SHICHI-FUKUJIN.

Bishamon Facts and Figures

Name: Bishamon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: BISHAMON-TEN, BISHAMONTEN

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 48416

Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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