Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gods And Goddesses: Raiden

Raiden, also known as Raijin, Kaminari and Narukami, is the deity of lighning, thunder and storms. His companion is a demon known as Raiju and often depicted in art with the wind god Fujin. The name ‘Raiden’ comes from the words ‘rai’ (thunder) and ‘den’ (lightning).

It is said his appearance consisting of red skin, has the claws of an eagle and the head of a demon. Raiden carries a large drum and takes to eating the navels of humans.

Raiden is also referenced across games and various other forms of entertainment.

No comments:

Post a Comment