Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

NAMAZU

Japanese Earthquake Goddess

The Fish of Earthquakes

He is an enormous catfish who lives at the bottom of the sea and causes earthquakes whenever he swishes his tail.

He seems to live next door to Nai-no-Kami.

Namazu Facts and Figures

Name: Namazu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role:
In charge of: Earthquakes
Area of expertise: Earthquakes

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1955

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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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