Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

EBISU

Shinto Fishing God

Also known as Yebisu

Picture of the Japanese Fishing God Ebisu from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Good Luck God of Fishing

One of the Shichi Fukujin team of Lucky Gods. He is the Kami to talk to if you need a big catch. However, his nature is as slippery and elusive as a wild fish.

The only one of the Shichi Fukujin to originate in Japan, he may have been Hiruko before he caught the good luck bug.

Ebisu Facts and Figures

Name: Ebisu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Yebisu

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

In charge of: Fishing
Area of expertise: Fishing

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1128

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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