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RAIJIN
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.

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Article last updated on 15 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT RAIJIN : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : RAIJIN
Name means : Thunderbolt
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RAIDEN
Popularity index : 3755

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