Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

SHOKI

Japanese Protection God

Also known as Shōki

Footloose demon queller

He is actually the Japanese version of the Chinese monster-zapper Zhong Kui.

His fame spread to Japan, where he was apparently invited to quell a few of Japan’s more troublesome Oni ogres in his spare time.

His fame spread even more when Buddhists began to take an interest – everyone loves a good demon-squisher.

Shoki Facts and Figures

Name: Shoki
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Shōki

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: 846

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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