Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...


Japanese Protection God

Also known as Fudō Myō-Ō, Fudo Myoo

Picture of the Buddhist Protection God Fudo from our Buddhist mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Immovable deity of Fire, Wisdom and Protection from Disaster

A Japanese version of Acala, he lives on top of a mountain surrounded by fire. You can go to consult him on tricky issues and obtain fire insurance. But be very very careful because anyone who looks upon him is instantly struck blind. Probably best to send a postcard instead.

Fudo is known as The Immovable’. Being a Japanese deity, we imagine him resembling a Sumo wrestler.

Fudo Facts and Figures

Name: Fudo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Fudō Myō-Ō, Fudo Myoo

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

In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 5757

Copy this link to share with anyone:

Share this page on social media:

Link to this page:

HTML: To link to this page, just copy and paste the link below into your blog, web page or email.

BBCODE: To link to this page in a forum post or comment box, just copy and paste the link code below:

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page

Oh woe. Javascript is switched off in your browser.
Some bits of this website may not work unless you switch it on.