One of the Gongen, he is a vitally important deity in the religion of Shugendo, a syncretic belief system somewhere between Japanese Buddhism and Shinto.
He resides on the peak of Mount Zao (or is it Mount Mitake?) where he stamps out evil with the same violence it brings. He is often seen wielding a thunderbolt.
Zaō Gongen Facts and Figures
Name: Zaō Gongen
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kongō Zaō Bosatsu, Zao Gongen
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 2229
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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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