Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Japanese God

Also known as Seidaimyojin

Sporty God of Ball Games

He is a guardian and protector of the ancient sport of Kemari — a traditional game which involves kicking a ball into the air as many times as you can and then going home.

Nowadays he has expanded his influence into the realms of international sport, with spiritual patronage of Japanese soccer. Consequently he is still highly popular with all lovers of the noble art of kicking a ball around.

Seidai Myojin is venerated at the Shiramine shrine in Kyoto. Lucky charms are available to help your team WIN! And after the priests have performed their sacred rituals they play a jolly good game of holy soccer.

Seidai Myojin Facts and Figures

Name: Seidai Myojin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Seidaimyojin

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 2330

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

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