Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gods And Goddesses: Uke Mochi

Uke Mochi is the Japanese goddess of food and wife of inari. She is also called Uke-Mochi-no-kami, meaning “Goddess Who Possesses Food”.
The moon god Tsukiyomi came uninvited for a meal. Uke Mochi sadly had no food to serve. However, when she faced the ocean fish came from her mouth, when towards a forest game animals came from her body, then upon facing towards a rice paddy, Uke Mochi coughed up a bowl of rice. Disgusted, Tsukiyomi killed Uke Mochi. The corpse of Uke Mochi was still able to create food from the body, which fed the people of Japan.

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