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Ugajin (宇賀神), masculine form.
Ugajin (宇賀神), feminine form.

Ugajin (Japanese:宇賀神) is a Japanese harvest god, a fertility kami of Japanese Mythology.[1][2] He is a member of the Buddhist Pantheon.[3] Ugajin is often depicted with the body of a snake and the head of a bearded man, for the masculine variant,[4] or the head of a woman for the female variant. Ugajin often accompanies another deity: Benzaiten.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Chikubushima: deploying the sacred arts in Momoyama Japan Andrew Mark Watsky p.233 [1]
  2. ^ Handbook of Japanese mythology by Michael Ashkenazi p.126 [2]
  3. ^ Musée Guimet exhibit
  4. ^ Chikubushima: deploying the sacred arts in Momoyama Japan Andrew Mark Watsky p.233 [3]
  5. ^ Handbook of Japanese mythology by Michael Ashkenazi p.126 [4]

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