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Ukemochi

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Japanese Shinto goddess of fertility and food. She was killed by the moon god Tsuki-yomi when she offended him by vomiting large amounts of food. From her dead body emerged various animals (a horse, an ox, a silk worm, etc.), as well as rice, beans, etc. Her attributes are often absorbed into those of Inari.

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  • Also known as:
    Ukeomochi

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