犬神

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NounEdit

犬神 (hiragana いぬがみ, romaji inugami)

  1. A (guardian) dog spirit; a attendant/familiar spirit: In Japanese mythology an inugami (lit. a "dog spirit,") is a type of shikigami (式神), similar to a familiar spirit, resembling, and usually originating from, a dog, and most commonly carrying out vengeance or acting as guardians on behalf of their 'owner'.

NounEdit

犬神 (hiragana いぬかみ, romaji inukami)

  1. (rare) A dog god

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 6 June 2013, at 01:18