Japanese Mythology


Japanese Animal Spirit

Also known as Jewell Maiden, Hoji, Tamano-no-Maye

Pillar-Dwelling Fox Spirit

One of the KITSUNE, she is a fox spirit with several tails. She has also appeared in several tales.

If you go to a place called Nasu and wander onto a lonely moor you may see an upright pillar. Under no circumstances go to sleep near it as TAMAMO-NO-MAE lives inside and she will be tempted to come out and kill you.

No — it may be all right now. A Buddhist priest called Genno stopped for a rest and prayed the foxy spirit into submission. She has promised not to do it again. However we still think there should be a warning notice — ‘Sleep Here at Your Own Risk.’

Tamano-no-Mae Facts and Figures

Name: Tamano-no-Mae
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Jewell Maiden, Hoji, Tamano-no-Maye

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

In charge of: Animals and Creatures
Area of expertise: Animals, Creatures

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care

Article last updated on 03 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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