Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Japanese Animal Spirit

Also known as Hoji, Jewell Maiden, 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 Tamano-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: Hoji, Jewell Maiden, 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
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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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