The Gods of Japan are gods and spirits venerated in Japan.
Susano-o-no-Mikoto appeared as a representative of the Gods of Japan in the competitive desire to gain the Key to Hell by earning Dream's favor. Susano-o-no-Mikoto came not as an emissary of his pantheon, but the gods of Japan were expanding, and they felt that Hell should belong to them. He offered that whatever price that Dream asked, he and the Japanese gods would pay it. In the end, he left after Dream made the decision to give the key to the angels, Duma and Remiel, under orders of the Creator to keep Hell as a place for Demons.
While Lucifer was on his journey to the Japanese underworld in search of his severed wings in the next stage of his quest for divine power, he set out to reclaim his lost wings, which were in the possession of Izanami, the ruling deity of the House of Windowless Rooms. Izanami's children Susano-o-Mikoto, Kagutsuchi, Yama-no-Kami, and Tsuki-yomi let Lucifer stay in the House and acted cordial toward him, but in truth, they plotted his murder, a feat only possible because Lucifer was mortal in Izanami's realm. Susano-o-Mikoto summoned the demon Musubi and sent her to kill Lucifer , but Lucifer convinced her to join his cause. As a psychopomp, Lucifer could choose her soul's destination if he killed her, so Musubi allowed it to free herself from Izanami's service. Later at a banquet, Kagutsuchiu provoked Lucifer. While attempting to kill Lucifer with his mystic blade, Kagutsuchi was tricked into striking and killing Tsuki-yomi and was killed by the poison from the demon Musubi's sacs that Lucifer had placed into his wine during the banquet.
Powers and Abilities
- Izanagi: only mentioned; no official appearances. He is father to various Gods of Japan and was husband to Izanami.
- A unnamed goddess, mentioned have been killed by Tsuki-yomi. In Japanese Mythology this goddess is Uke Mochi, goddess of food.
- Another unnamed goddess, sister to Tsuki-Yomi, mentioned have became angry with him by have killed other goddess. In Japanese Mythology, this sister is Amaterasu.
- These characters are an adaptation of Gods of Japan, characters in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.