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RAIJIN

Japanese Storm God

Also known as RAIDEN

Storm God of Thunder and Lightning

He has a very striking appearance: flames for skin, a demon’s head and eagle’s claws.

He also owns a thunder beast called RAIJU which he sends in the form of a fireball, leaping through trees and clawing at things.

It is not advisable to sleep outdoors during a thunderstorm — apart from getting terribly wet, RAIJU may join you when he gets tired. He curls up in your belly button for a snooze and RAIJIN has to wake him up with fire arrows. This is not a good way to have your navel pierced.

RAIJIN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RAIJIN
Name means : Thunderbolt
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Storms
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RAIDEN
Popularity index : 1013
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Article last updated on 15 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "RAIJIN: God of Storms from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 27 August 2014.

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