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The kishin, kijin or onigami [note 1] (Japanese: 鬼神 hidden/supernatural/wrathful/fierce god/deity/spirit/divine being, feminine: kijogami 鬼女神) are words used for oni gods and fierce deities in Shinto and Buddhism in Japanese mythology.

List of Shinto kishin

List of Buddhist kishin

This list is not completed yet


  • Asuras. ("Also known as ashura.")
  • Dharmapala
  • Gandharvas. <{("Also known as kendatsuba.")}>
  • Garudas. <{("Also known as karura.")}>
  • Nagas. <{("Also known as dragons and tatsu.")}>
  • Yakshas. <{("Also known as yasha.")}>


  1. various pronunciations for same word