Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Mountain Gods

Also known as Yamanokami

Mountain Gods

These are the Kami of the mountains. No self-respecting mountain would be complete without a deity or two living inside it. The gods love to live in strange mysterious places wrapped in enigmatic mists.

Consequently there are quite a lot of Yama-no-Kami. Some, like Naka-Yama-Tsu-Mi, specialize in particular bits of the mountain. Others, such as Oyamatsumi, are more generally mountainous.

Some of the Yama-no-Kami are known to descend from their lofty homes for a little vacation in the rice fields below. If they are suitably venerated during this time, crop blessings and bountiful harvests are sure to follow.

Yama-no-Kami Facts and Figures

Name: Yama-no-Kami
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Yamanokami

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

In charge of: Mountains
Area of expertise: Mountain, Mountains

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

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