JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY

The Shinto and Buddhist Gods of Japan...

KANNON

Japanese Harmony Goddess

Also known as KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON

Goddess of Compassion and Mercy

She’s the Japanese version of China’s GUAN-YIN, who is really a female manifestation of India’s AVALOKITESVARA.

Being a BOSATSU, she spends her time tending to tormented souls who haven’t yet seen the light. If you’re lost in Japan and looking for Nirvana, KANNON will put you straight. If anyone can, KANNON can.

KANNON FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KANNON
Location : Japan
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Harmony
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON
Popularity index : 10331

Share this page:
Link to this page (HTML anchor tag):

Article last updated on 01 November 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KANNON: Goddess of Harmony from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.

Permissions page


The Gods told us to do it. Go to top

INTRO
Introduction to the Japanese section

EXPLORE
Browse our entries on Japanese mythology

FIND GODS
Search the Holy Database of All Known Gods

A-Z INDEX
List of names from Japanese mythology